Note: The Jets are in offseason mode but is there really ever an offseason? If there is any news we will have it for you here. And of course the Illegal Curve Hockey Show runs until the end of July so be sure you’re a subscriber and join us every Saturday morning at 9 AM.
Note II: The Moose are also now in offseason mode after a heartbreaking last minute goal against in game 5 ended their season. Today they will have exit interviews and we will have it covered.
Note III: The Ice still don’t know their opponent for the WHL Championship which gets underway on Friday night. They could learn who it is tonight if Jets prospect Brad Lambert and his Seattle Thunderbirds defeat the Blazers in game 6 this evening. Puck drop is at 9 PM CDT.
Note IV: Jets goalie prospect Dom DiVincentiis made 40 saves in game 6 but his Battalion squad lost in OT to the Petes who force a game 7 with the winner proceeding to the OHL Championship. Game 7 is tonight in North Bay. Puck drop is at 6 PM CDT.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets fan survey time – Share your thoughts on Rick Bowness, Mark Scheifele and more. (Paywall). Murat is trying to get a sense of where the fan base is on the local NHL club.
The Hockey News: Three blockbuster mock trades for six eliminated NHL teams. He’s suggesting the Jets and Senators should connect on a big deal.
The Hockey News: Winnipeg Whiteout: How the Jets started their iconic playoff tradition. The passion of the fan base in Manitoba is really conveyed in this article by Jacob.
Winnipeg Sports Talk: Jets 2023 off-season look ahead with Ken Wiebe. Ken Wiebe joined Andrew Hustler Paterson and discussed the big decisions ahead for the Winnipeg Jets involving Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele this upcoming off-season as they are all one year away from unrestricted free agency.
Illegal Curve: Saturday Podcast. On the show this weekend we covered the aftermath of the Jets end of season media availabilities, what are the top priorities for Winnipeg, what do they do now with the core 4? We also previewed the Moose/Admirals game 5 and looked ahead to Winnipeg Ice WHL Championship. Guests included Jim Toth (Jets talk) and Brian Munz (Ice talk).