Note: Be sure to join us on The Illegal Curve Hockey Show this morning starting at 9:00 a.m. CT as we will be discussing the upcoming Seattle Expansion Draft, the NHL Draft, trades around the NHL and much more! Today’s guests are Sean Reynolds (Sportsnet) and Craig Button (TSN). You’ll be able to watch LIVE via YouTube here. If you cannot watch live you will still be able to get the show via Podcast.
Note II: In addition to our Saturday shows we will have three extra shows this month 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.
NHL.com: 2021 NHL Draft: Central Division needs. I agree with this assessment that the Jets need to restock the cupboard at forward.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Murat’s Jets mailbag. (Paywall). Includes plenty of questions regarding the expansion draft, Winnipeg on no-trade lists, playing youth over veterans, potential to trade their 2021 1st round pick, realistic defensive upgrades and Chevy’s involvement in the situation in Chicago.
Seattle Times: Kraken Mailbag. The second question Geoff is asked has to do with the types of players who could blossom under a developmental coach like Dave Hakstol and his first player referenced is Jets 2015 6th round steal Mason Appleton.
TSN: What are the biggest question marks for each Canadian team this offseason? Can the Oilers find secondary scoring for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? What will Brady Tkachuk’s next deal look like? TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson joins Gino Reda to go rapid fire on the most pressing issues facing each Canadian team this offseason.