Note: The Illegal Curve Hockey Show is officially on Summer hours meaning today’s show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg will kick off at 9 am until 11 am. Guest: Scott Powers (ESPN Chicago).
Winnipeg Free Press: Dane-o-mite. Ed looks at the impact Ehlers has had after five days at camp. He also discusses the other slick players at camp, net depth chart, size isn’t everything, a makeover on the rock and a bit more on Evander.
Winnipeg Free Press: GM refuses to fan trade-rumour flames. Wasn’t expecting the Jets GM to say anything other than what he did when addressing the topic with the media.
Winnipeg Sun: Ehlers among Jets prospects drawing rave reviews at development camp. Once he got over the jet lag he has had Jets fans salivating at the displays of skill he put on at the IcePlex.
Winnipeg Sun: GM Kevin Cheveldayoff still evading questions about Evander Kane. Paul talks about the reluctance of Cheveldayoff to address the issue. Also writes about Ehlers eating and undrafted Minnesota native Ben Walker.
NHL.com: Jets building for future, with or without Kane. Patrick writes about the tough central division and the plans for this team moving forward.
CBC: GM won’t add fuel to Kane trade rumours. If there is one thing the Jets GM is going to do it won`t be to weaken his position by airing any dirty laundry via the press.
Day 5 of Development Camp Replay:
Illegal Curve: Kevin Cheveldayoff (audio). What was most exciting for him this week? What is greatest progress the organization has made? Does he see anyone from the camp having a shot at the Jets roster in the fall? Thoughts on Nikolaj Ehlers. How often did he inject himself into player interactions during the week? Should fans have concern about the Evander Kane situation? Would he just like to hear Evander say “he’s happy to be in Winnipeg”? Has he ever expressed interest in being traded? Any free agents catch his eye this week? Signing free agents? Is there a greater interest from college kids in the camps?
Illegal Curve: Nikolaj Ehlers (audio). Showing some flash. Having chemistry with Kosmachuk. What are his thoughts on the last few weeks? What are the things that have stressed him out? What impression does he feel he has left this week? Does he have a goal weight for September? Favourite dishes? On his brother. How did he like the reaction of the crowd to his play? What is his overall impression of Winnipeg?