Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff games go to overtime, we will be having our #ICOTpool contest. Similar to the #ICGWG contest in that you pick one player (total) from either team and @ tweet us (@illegalcurve) with your selection as well as the hashtag #ICOTpool. Winner gets IC Gear.
Winnipeg Sun: You be the Boss. Ok arm-chair Gms, time to show how you would improve this Jets roster.
Winnipeg Free Press: For first time, Jets GM Cheveldayoff is poised to put stamp on the franchise. We are about to see what this GM is made of with all the work he has this summer.
TSN: Button’s Mock draft. The focus of this article is the Avalanche taking Seth Jones. Of note is the suggestion that the Jets 2.0 might be getting a flash from the past as a former Jets 1.0 player’s son could be playing in the same city that his father once brought fans to their feet. Although Max Domi is a goal scorer whereas Tie was better known for his pugilism.
Winnipeg Sun: Surgery possible for Kane. Fans will have to hope once it is further evaluated it will be determined that surgery is unnecessary. If it is required, then hopefully they get it done sooner rather than later so the recovery can begin that much sooner.
Winnipeg Sun: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff can tap dance with the best of them. Lots of questions may have remained for the media following the presser (you can hear the entire press conference below) but after this summer many will be answered as Cheveldayoff will be forced to make a number of moves.
Winnipeg Free Press: Young prospects will get every opportunity to stick with the big club. They will not be promote prospects simply because they are high draft picks. It will be a merit based system in which those who have earned the right to suit up for the big club, will do so.
Illegal Curve: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff end of season press conference. The Jets GM met with the media for about 30 minutes yesterday for his end of season presser. We’ve broken it up into 15 questions for ease of listening.
Illegal Curve: Adam Lowry wins WHL Player of the Year. The 2011 3rd round selection is looking like quite the selection as the former Swift Current captain takes home the hardware.
Stanley Cup Playoff news:
Scores: Bruins 4 Leafs 1 | Penguins 5 Islanders 0 | Sharks 3 Canucks 1
Games: Senators @ Canadiens | Rangers @ Capitals | Kings @ Blues | Red Wings @ Ducks
Globe and Mail: The NHL … in all its opening-round glory.
Boston Herald: Just like the Bruins of old.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Fleury gets shutout, Dupuis scores twice as Penguins smack Islanders in Game 1.
San Jose Mercury News: Sharks are victorious in a game of hard knocks.
Globe and Mail: Don Cherry not backing down – still doesn’t think women should be in men’s locker rooms. First up is Ying for one side of the conversation.
CBC: Ron MacLean – dressing room a place for all media. And next up is Yang as the other half of the Hockey Night in Canada duo makes a counter argument.