Note: Reminder that the Illegal Curve Hockey Show moves to our spring start time of 9 am as we break down the Jets season as well as kicking off our Playoff Preview Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. Plenty to discuss including the season finale against the Flames, a look ahead to the playoffs and much more so join us for three hours of hockey talk. Guests: Eric Duhatschek (Globe and Mail) and Kevin Allen (USA Today).
Winnipeg Free Press: IceJets finish up in fine style. It was quite a night in cow-town as the Jets gave their fans a fun victory to head off to the off season with.
Winnipeg Free Press: Hiring coach comes first. Gary talks about the tasks that GM Cheveldayoff and Gary says first up is to get Coach Maurice signed on the dotted line.
Winnipeg Free Press: Let there be flight. The season concludes and we are left with plenty of questions. Ed looks at five topics of interest including; 1) And the next coach is…? 2) What to do with Ondrej Pavelec? 3) The Kane Conundrum: Buy in or Sell now? 4) Who stays, Who goes? The UFA/RFA question and 5) Will the revolving door on the third and fourth lines ever stop spinning? Also includes five promising numbers and five ugly numbers.
Winnipeg Sun: Maurice to coach Canada? Lots of eyes on the Jets bench boss and what his plans will be next. Cannot imagine that most fans are ready to see him settle into Winnipeg and continue to put his stamp on this team.
Winnipeg Sun: Last hurrah for Jets. It was quite a lot of fun at the Saddledome as Jets and Flames fans mixed it up for an entertaining send off for the 3rd season. Now that the season is over plenty of questions remain.
Winnipeg Sun: Chevy needs to rev it up. Paul questions what GM Cheveldayoff has done the last couple of seasons (from a transaction standpoint). It will certainly be an interesting summer.
Winnipeg Sun: You Be The Boss – Jets 2.3. Time for you the fans to take control of this team and let them know what you’d like to see done to get your team to the next level.
CBC: Paul Postma’s 1st goal of NHL season stands as winner for Jets. Nice for the Alberta native to make an impact and score the game winner in his home Province.
Jets 5 Flames 3:
Coach Maurice post-game: Assessment of the game. Can anything more be read into this win? What has Postma shown him? What has he learned about this team? Trouba assessment. Slater (broken finger). Is he happy with the team buy-in?