Note: It is going to be a busy July coming up for Illegal Curve. Our regular Illegal Curve Hockey Show will continue on Saturdays. In addition to these shows we will have three extra shows including one with a focus on the Seattle Expansion Draft on Wednesday July 21st, the 1st round of the NHL Draft on Friday July 23rd as well as a Free Agency Round Up show on Wednesday July 28th.
Note II: Have a question about the Jets? Murat will be responding to some later in his Athletic mailbag later this week.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Andrew Copp trade could allow Jets to solve 3 problems in a single move. But at what cost? (Paywall). Killing three birds with one stone is quite the feat and Murat delves into that topic as the hockey talk picks back up after a summer lull.
Sportsnet: Hip to hate Oilers’ Keith deal, but the veteran defenceman can still play. The twittersphere was abuzz with this news yesterday. How did the Blackhawks not retain any of Keith’s salary here?
Ottawa Sun: Pierre McGuire will play a key role in the off-season to make the Ottawa Senators a better team. McGuire handed in his microphone for a role with the team in our nation’s capital. And much like the Keith deal it got lips flapping on twitter.
TSN: Oilers roll the dice on Keith. The Oilers have added some extra experience on the blueline, trading Caleb Jones and a third-round pick to the Blackhawks for 37-year-old defenceman Duncan Keith. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button joins SportsCentre to share his thoughts on Edmonton’s acquisition of the three-time Stanley Cup champion.
TSN: Which free agent is the best potential buy during free agency? With a busy stretch coming up in the NHL with the Expansion Draft, Entry Draft and free agency, which team is the most intriguing over this next period? What is the biggest thing Seattle can learn from Vegas’ success? Which free agent is the best potential buy during free agency? Craig Button discusses this and more.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Of all the current Jets players on the roster, who needs to provide more impact next season, Should Cole Perfetti play in the NHL next season, Jets re-sign Dominic Toninato to a two-year contract, Trade talks heating up around the NHL.
Guest: Jim Toth (680 CJOB Radio)
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