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Your source for all the latest Jets, Moose & Ice news, video and audio.

Note: The Jets and Moose are all in offseason mode but is there really ever an offseason? If there is any news we will have it for you here.

Note II: The NHL Draft is finally here. Remember to join us for live IC coverage on our YouTube channel of the first round tonight at 6 PM CDT.

Note III: After days of speculation the news everyone expected finally took place on Tuesday as the Jets and Kings agreed to terms to send Pierre-Luc Dubois to L.A. with Winnipeg getting back three players (Gabe VilardiAlex Iafallo and Rasmus Kupari) and a 2nd round draft pick.

Note IV: Some pre-draft content with Jets Director of amateur scouting Mark Hillier who spoke on Tuesday as did Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff who discussed the big trade, the draft and the regular season schedule.

Note V: Time to plan your 2023-24 schedule! You’ve now got 82 Illegal Curve Post-Game Shows to add to your calendar as the full Jets regular season schedule came out yesterday afternoon. Was a bit overshadowed by the Dubois trade news.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Dubois trade marks end of a brief era, first off-season domino for Jets. It took 30 years but the Kings franchise finally got their revenge against the Habs as they were the winners of the Pierre-Luc Dubois sweepstakes although it looks like the Jets too are winners given how bleak the picture for the return looked not that long ago.

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Winnipeg Sun: Dubois calls move to Los Angeles a ‘dream come true’. And all this time we were led to believe his dream was Montreal. But sunny California is kinda dreamy.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ reputation grows more tattered with every player exit. Paul offers up some criticism of the path of the organization since the glory days of the 2017-18 season which some thought would become commonplace but instead hasn’t been replicated in the slightest.

Winnipeg Sun: A year’s worth of work awaits Jets over next two days. Scott wrote about the media scrum with Director of amateur scouting Mark Hillier.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets trade Dubois for a Kings ransom. (Paywall). Mike wins the headline of the day for that one (although he technically doesn’t write the headlines so the win goes to the person at the Freep who did). Mike did however write the accompanying story detailing the deal.

Winnipeg Free Press: L.A. move ‘like a dream come true’: Dubois. (Paywall). Mike covered the media availability (watch full thing here) with the former Jets centre.

The Athletic Montreal: Why the Canadiens couldn’t make a Pierre-Luc Dubois deal work. (Paywall). Looking for a view from Montreal? Check this out.

The Athletic: Pierre-Luc Dubois lands with Kings and Jets do well on return. (Paywall). I always am left scratching my head why we insist on declaring winners/losers or handing out trade grades within 24 hours of a trade happening. Sure you can give an assessment but until you’ve had a few years to assess it’s not really very valuable.

The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets trade Pierre-Luc Dubois to Kings for trio of forwards: Why both teams made the move. (Paywall). Murat was ever present throughout this process. Check out his assessment. 

Daily Faceoff: Grading the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade: Kings are envy of the league up the middle, Jets are in denial. Former NHL goalie Mike McKenna gives his thoughts following the big deal.

Global News: Jets complete Pierre-Luc Dubois trade with the Kings. Kelly gives his a recap of events while also looking at yesterday’s big trade.

Jets video:

TSN: Darren Dreger on the return the Jets got for Dubois; Questions on Hellebuyck & Scheifele. The insider shares his thoughts on the deal, chats the latest on Hellebuyck/Scheifele and saves his most interesting remarks for the end of the clip on the Jets. 

TSN: The Insiders break down the Dubois blockbusterThe TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger, Chris Johnston and Pierre LeBrun join Ryan Rishaug to break down the complex Pierre-Luc Dubois trade between the Jets and Kings and more.

TSN: Trade Verdict: Dubois deal keeps Jets competitiveThe Jets and Flames jumped into the trade mix on Tuesday in a busy day of transactions across the NHL. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button weighs in with his thoughts on the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade to the Kings and the deal reached by Flames GM Craig Conroy that sent Tyler Toffoli to the Devils.

TSN: Five potential destinations for Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. Director of Scouting Craig Button breaks down the five potential teams that could make the move to acquire star goaltender Connor Hellebuyck and how he can help them go from playoff teams to possible Stanley Cup contenders right away.

NHL Network: Reaction to the trade between the Winnipeg Jets and L.A. Kings. Pierre-Luc Dubois is on the move again. This time, PLD is heading to the Los Angeles Kings. NHL Tonight breaks down the move.

NHL: Highlights of new Winnipeg Jets Gabe Vilardi, Alex Iafallo and Rasmus KupariFamiliarize yourself with the newest players in Winnipeg.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve Hockey: Pierre-Luc Dubois Trade Pop-Up Show. Drew and I reacted to the big trade news of the day. We discussed the impact of the trade, how the added depth will benefit Winnipeg, other possible moves and more in this special hour and a half edition of IC Hockey.

680 CJOB: Jets @ Noon. CJOB’s Kelly Moore co-hosts. Cam & Kelly look at the NHL Awards, Connor Hellebuyck and the latest on Pierre-Luc Dubois. Sportsnet writer, Luke Fox, and Jets prospect, Brad Lambert, guest star.