Note: During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives. If you’d like to help the Illegal Curve team as we raise money and awareness you are welcome to do so; Dave, Ezra & Drew.
Note II: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today as we have a slightly modified show starting at 12:30 pm to 3 pm as the guys will have 2.5 hours of hockey talk on TSN Radio 1290. Guests: Bob Duff (Windsor Star) and Chris Botta (Sports Business Journal)
Jets & Affiliate news:
Winnipeg Free Press: Career-killer. There could be a massive roster change for the Jets. So many things might happen and that uncertainty remains while the lockout continues.
IceCaps official site: IceCaps stymied by Pirates. Not a great start to the road trip last night as the offence failed to click once again.
Reporter Herald: Colorado Eagles work in win. And there goes the losing streak for the Jets ECHL affiliate on the strength of 6 goals in the victory.
Hockey’s Futures: Patrice Cormier, Paul Postma among Winnipeg Jets prospects looking to have a strong 2012-13 season. A look at the prospects in the system.
Illegal Curve: Jets update season ticket holders. The Winnipeg Jets provided their season ticket holders with an update on the lockout.
Illegal Curve: Lockout audio. Spoke with Jim Slater & Bryan Little about potential Winter Classic cancellation as well as their Movember Mo’s.
CBC: Donald Fehr’s memo to players. Just putting out the fire that yesterday’s quasi positive news may have ignited.
Globe and Mail: Owners inject some hope with concession in ‘make-whole’ provision. But of course neither side is going to publicly blink for a bit longer.
CBC: NHL, players’ union close to resuming talks. So they waste 2 weeks, cancel the Winter Classic and then decide to have talks. Just brilliant.
Globe and Mail: Why the NHL pulled the plug. Shoalts gives a breakdown of the events that necessitated, at least in the league’s mind, the cancellation of the NHL’s marquee event.
Globe and Mail: NHL makes another PR blunder by blowing up Winter Classic. From a PR point of view, the only thing worse is cancelling the entire season and even that might not be the case considering many casual hockey fans become aware of the fastest game on ice when HBO starts covering the lead up to the New Years game.
National Post: Markham’s NHL dreams take a hit, courtesy of deputy mayor. As more and more questions get asked it appears the arena in southern Ontario might not be as close to fruition as previously thought.
CBC: Georges Laraque resigns from CHLPA over controversy. Looks like he is going out in style, with guns blazing.
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 & CFL news. Today is the final day for the Blue at Canad Inns Stadium, for real this time.