Note: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today from noon to 3 pm as the guys have 3 hours of hockey talk on TSN Radio 1290. Guests: Scott Burnside (ESPN). Norman O’Reilly (Professor of Sports Business at U of Ottawa).
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele chugging along. About the only good news from the lockout is that the young prospects are getting some more development time.
Winnipeg Free Press: Original words of wit & wisdom. Some pearls from the 5 Guys (not the new restaurant in the ‘Peg) who originally played for the Jets 1.0.
Winnipeg Sun: Rink sits empty instead of Jets home opener. Today should be the start of the 2012-13 NHL season for the Jets at the MTS Centre. Unfortunately the building will be silent to the True North chant during the anthem and fans are rightly upset with both sides about the lack of progress.
Winnipeg Sun: IceCaps want to take next step. The Caps had a terrific inaugural season on the East Coast, but their savvy fans are going to be expecting this team to take it to the next level.
Northern Colorado 5: Eagles Drop Season Opener. The Jets ECHL affiliate got off to a poor start, giving up 6 special team goals to an Alaska team boasting 3 NHL calibre players.
Globe and Mail: Both sides sticking to their play books as lockout drags on. After all the harm each side has done, they owe it to the fans to get it right, however that ends up looking.
ESPN: Players might stay in the KHL. We get it. You want to keep this as a leverage point.
TSN: Jeopardy! The NHL Labour Strife Edition. When you have one of the best in the business in Bob McKenzie shaking his head, it might be time for fans to hit their panic button.
Globe and Mail: World Cup of Hockey being dusted off. Would you be excited to see players participating in a re-born World Cup?
Edmonton Journal: A look at five other arena deals and how they might relate to Edmonton’s proposed rink. The folks in the City of Champions will look at a number of other deals and figure out how it can be worked out in a similar fashion for Edmonton.
Buffalo News: French Connection enshrined. The most famous line in Sabres history receives some well deserved recognition from the city of Buffalo and the Sabres.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Gophers live up to the hype in opener. While the NHL might be away from your local rink, check out the latest NCAA has to offer.
Illegal Procedure: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Papers. If you are a fan of CFL football, check out our other site, which gives you all the latest Bombers news. Today is Blue Bomber game day. Are you heading to the game?