Note: As we conclude 2012 we wish all our readers and listeners a very happy and healthy 2013. Whatever you do tonight be safe and enjoy your New Year’s evening!
Jets & Affiliate news:
Illegal Curve: 2012 Year in Review. We took a look back at a number of memorable events from the past Jets season including memorable goal, memorable game, memorable fight, best radio show moment, memorable non on ice related story at MTS Centre and highlight of the season. We shared ours and you are welcome to do so as well.
St. John’s IceCaps official Site: Be Captain for a Day. The IceCaps continue to find innovate ways to engage their fans and give them unique fan experiences.
Northern Colorado 5: Eagles lose second straight. Unfortunately another loss in Alaska and this time something happened that hadn’t occurred in almost a year, Colorado was shut out.
TSN: NHL reviewing NHLPA’s counter offer after meeting. Looks like we will be experiencing a different sort of Winter Classic as the NHL digests the counter offer they received from the PA.
Sportnet: Season on the brink. While the Mayans were wrong about the world ending in 2012 had they limited their prediction to the NHL they may well have been right. We can probably expect some fun language coming from today’s meetings between the two sides.
Globe and Mail: NHL and union scheduled to meet today in New York. Is today the day we finally see some movement towards resolution or will the gamesmanship continue? Stay tuned to find out.
National Post: League has to make its deal with Donald Fehr. The next week or two will not be easy as both sides have need to check their egos at the door as they try and finish this negotiation.
CBC: NHL negotiators need to keep cool with Donald Fehr’s tactics. Friedman is right. While everyone wants this to end, getting to the finish line is not going to be easy.
CBC: Canada defeats HC Davos in Spengler Cup final. Big win for Team Canada. This is the first win for Canada since 2007.
Globe and Mail: Hockey greats Paul Henderson and Ken Dryden among latest Order of Canada recipients. Two of the most prominent figures from the Soviet Summit series will be inducted into this prestigious Order.
Final Score: Canada 4 Russia 1. Mark Scheifele had 1 goal. RNH with 3 assists.
Edmonton Journal: Oilers’ top picks set to square off. Similar to what the Jets experienced when Scheifele and Trouba faced off on Sunday, Oilers fans will see Yakupov take on RNH. Will be quite the battle.
Toronto Star: Canada vs. Russia will be like ‘war’. By the time you are reading this the game will likely be well under way.
TSN: Subban steps up with terrific game against the US. He assumed the mantle when he most needed to show Team Canada that they had rightly chosen him to be the starting goalie for Team Canada.
Edmonton Journal: Canadian junior hockey fans embraced in Ufa. While Canadians love to embrace foreign tourists during these types of tournaments, many Canadian tourists are feeling a similar type of love in Russia.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show replay:
Part 1: Interview with Shane Hnidy, analyst for TSN 1290 Winnipeg. The latest offer from the NHL to the NHLPA. CBA discussion. Potential re-alignment. World Junior Hockey Championship.
Part 2: Officiating at the World Junior Hockey Championship. Interview with Robin Short of the St. John’s Telegram. If the Winnipeg Jets were to trade Evander Kane, which teams would be suitors? Taking calls on Evander Kane. NHL News & Notes. Calling
Drew Fake Drew in Kentucky, Cheers & Jeers.