Jets & Affiliate news:
Illegal Curve: Update on Jets players (and Eric Fehr) playing in various leagues across Europe, Russia and North America:
St. John’s IceCaps site: Christmas with Clarkie (video). Kevin Clark talks to Will O’Neill, Jason Jaffray and Ivan Telegin about their plans for the holidays, family traditions, and their favourite Christmas memories.
Edmonton Journal: No season could jeopardize 2013 entry draft. Basically it would be total thunderdome. Let us really hope that this is not the case.
CBC: Anthopoulos, Blue Jays helping distract angry NHL fans. As someone who considers himself a big Jays fans I can tell you that I am very excited for the MLB season to begin. With all the sports channels showing old reruns of the 1992 and 1993 World Series games (yesterday the Jays lost Game 1 to Atlanta. The tomahawk chop was on full display) it is easy to get excited for the upcoming season with many having World Series expectations.
CBC: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins enjoys impressive world junior debut. Impressive first game and the Jets Mark Scheifele added 2 goals in the 9-3 win.
TSN: Yakupov ready to keep cool against “dirty” Canadians. Apparently the Canadian reputation (in hockey) preceded the team to Russia.
Calgary Herald: JC Lipon the unexpected player on Team Canada’s. Players who are not drafted tend to have a chip on their shoulder and Lipon, who has excelled in the WHL for Kamloops this season, brings a number of intangibles to this Team Canada squad.
Globe and Mail: Canada’s Boone Jenner suspended three games for late hit by IIHF. Cannot say I am terribly surprised by this suspension.
CBC: Malcolm Subban named Canada’s starting goalie. Team Canada announced the selection over twitter, which is an interesting way to reveal the starting goalie. Subban didn’t have the strongest performance in the pre-tournament games but will likely be at the top of his game as the tournament gets underway.