Note: Tune into a very special edition of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show from noon to 3 pm on TSN Radio 1290 as we will be live and on location at Shaw Park for the Winnipeg Goldeyes open house, which runs from 10 am – 2pm. The first 1500 fans will get a voucher for a free hot dog and drink. Remis and I will be stepping in for Richard and Drew, with Ezra assuming hosting duties. Guests: Sean Fitz-Gerald (National Post), Shawn Simpson (Team 1200).
Note II: 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 Free Press: Playing poker. Remind me not to play poker with Ed. He picked up some tells during Kevin Cheveldayoff’s presser.
TSN: Staal named Team Canada captain. Jets fans won’t be surprised to read that captain Andrew Ladd was named alternate captain for Team Canada at the World Championships which begin in Helsinki and Stockholm tonight. Team Canada starts the tournament against Denmark on Sunday.
Winnipeg Sun: You be the Boss. There are literally thousands of people throughout our province who want to help Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff make decisions that would help move this team forward. Ken gives you an opportunity to vote for the changes you would most like to see this team make.
Jets official site: A Swift Season. The Jets focus on the season that was just enjoyed by prospect Adam Lowry as he celebrates his Player of the Year award.
Illegal Curve: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff end of season press conference. The Jets GM met with the media for about 30 minutes on Wednesday for his end of season presser. If you missed it, we’ve broken it up into 15 questions for ease of listening.
Jets prospect news:
Yahoo Canada: Knights heavy favourites over Colts. Game 1 goes tonight as Mark Scheifele looks to put the exclamation point on his OHL career.
Stanley Cup Playoff news:
Scores: Senators 4 Canadiens 2 | Capitals 3 Rangers 1 | Blues 2 Kings 1 | Red Wings 5 Ducks 4 in OT
Games: Islanders @ Penguins | Senators @ Canadiens | Wild @Hawks | Sharks @ Canucks
Winnipeg Sun: Capitals stay red hot, down Rangers in series opener.
Ottawa Citizen: Senators steal on in Montreal.
Montreal Gazette: Habs-Sens rivalry ignited with one nasty hit.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Late Jackman goal lifts Blues to 2-1 victory.
Detroit Free Press: Wings erase Ducks’ comeback on Nyquist’s goal in OT.
Hockey Night In Canada 2013 Playoff Opening: