Note: The Jets practiced in Winnipeg on Sunday which featured a Winnipegger getting quite the bump up as Adam Brooks appears to be moving on up. We shall have to see how things shake out as the local NHL club tries to get back on track this afternoon in Calgary against a very good Flames team. No morning skate but be sure to check out the pre-game report to get the full 411 ahead of the game. Puck drop is at 3 PM and following the final buzzer we want you to join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.
Note II: The Moose were looking like they were ready to put their poor road trip in the rear-view mirror as they got out to a 2-0 lead over the Admirals after 40 minutes of play yesterday afternoon in Winnipeg. However three goals by the visitors necessitated a comeback and that is exactly what happened as defenceman Dean Stewart (from Portage la Prairie) picked a good time to score his first AHL goal to tie the game with 1:55 left in the 3rd. And that set the stage for this Jeff Malott beauty (see here) to give the home side a 4-3 OT win. The two teams will have a re-match later this afternoon with a 2 PM puck drop.
Note III: Folks have been asking for Winnipeg Ice content and we will get things started by welcoming Jake Maurice to the team to provide insight on the WHL and the MJHL for Illegal Curve. Check out his first Ice Chips feature here.
Winnipeg Sun: Now in his hometown, Jets’ Brooks looking to find solid ground. Obviously he is very excited for the opportunity to play in the ‘Peg and appears to be getting a solid chance for success right out of the gate.
Winnipeg Free Press: Brooks to debut with Jets this week. (Paywall). The Jets have been looking for someone to give them a bump with Perfetti and Copp out of commission.
Calgary Sun: With franchise-tying win streak in sight, Flames still strive for consistency. Some insight into the Jets opponent.
CBC: Oilers’ Niemelainen fined for cross-checking Jets’ Vesalainen. How did the refs miss that shot to the head? It is actually embarrassing that they didn’t call that penalty but did find fault with something in the vicinity.
TSN: Brooks details whirlwind waivers experience; Jets happy to add the ‘dynamic player’. The Winnipeg Jets claimed Adam Brooks off waivers on Saturday. It’s the fourth time the forward has been claimed off waivers this season. Speaking to the media for the first time with the Jets, Brooks detailed his whirlwind experience on waivers and his excitement for the opportunity he has in Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday Podcast. Topics covered included: The Jets going 4-1-1 since the All-Star break, real or mirage? Jets claiming Adam Brooks off waivers. Should the Jets use 11/7 more? Previewing the Winnipeg and Edmonton game. A look ahead to the Jets tough stretch ahead with need to keep momentum going. Guests included Murat Ates of The Athletic and Derek Van Diest of Postmedia.