Note: With the Rangers getting eliminated last night by the Lightning it means the Jets 1st rounder that they received in the Andrew Copp trade (upgraded from a 2nd) will be 30th overall.
Note II: Last night the Seattle Thunderbirds forced a game 6 in their WHL Championship against the Oil Kings and they did it without team captain and Jets 2020 6th rounder Tyrel Bauer who was suspended for two games after this hit in game 4. I actually didn’t think it was a predatory hit. Just seemed like he braced for contact.
Sportsnet: Saturday Headlines. Last evening Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet was suggesting that there could be some clarity this week on the various coaching vacancies around the NHL.
Sportnet: Quick Shifts. Note 11 had to do with Kyle Connor and his winning the Lady Byng.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show: Saturday Podcast. Topics covered in yesterday’s show included: Jets coaching search (aka Trotzwatch) including impact of Bruce Cassidy firing by Boston and Blues assistant coach Jim Montgomery being tied to the opening in Winnipeg. Which Jets RFA do you see coming back? 2020 6th rounder Tyrel Bauer playing in game 5 of WHL Championship tnt in Edmonton. Looking ahead at the Jets calendar for next 6-8 weeks (draft, free agency, development camp). Guests included Ted Wyman (Winnipeg Sun) and Nate Schmidt (Jets defenceman).