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Friday, August 24th Jets, CBA and General NHL news

Note: Don't forget to tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN Radio 1290 for two hours of hockey talk from 9 to 11 am tomorrow.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets, Bombers plates hot items for thieves. Cannot say I am overly surprised. It was/is a status symbol to steal a Jaguar or BMW logo off a car and now in the Peg' it appears that sports licence plates has joined this list of items to pilfer.

Winnipeg Free Press: Kroppy is the King of Kenora. He always received a roar whenever he was featured on the jumbotron at the MTS Centre.

Dmitry Chesnokov: Good Deeds. Here is an interesting read from Dmitry Chesnokov who usually writes for and has a close connection to the NHL’s Russian players, about Red Wings great Pavel Datsyuk helping out a young Alexander Burmistrov.

Jets official Site: Remaining Optimistic. If you missed the Evander Kane audio we posted yesterday morning or are unable to listen to audio at work or in the car, Kristi has put together a lot of the quotes from the Jets sniper.

CBA news:

Overtime: Why limiting term is a bad idea. Can the NHL afford to lose creativity? Our own Richard Pollock with some great insight on why the NHL won't want to go the same route as the NBA. Or perhaps he is worried that if it can happen in the NHL, perhaps it could happen on IC and we might try and limit his term.

Arizona Republic: CBA dealings add new wrinkle to Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan. While Greg Jamison might have until January (before the new council takes office), it appears that the team only has until September 14th to get a deal done with their captain.

National Post: Gary Bettman is out to make amends for NHL owners. You cannot really fault Bettman for wanting to fix things that he see’s as broken. His position is to steer the ship and to do so in a manner consistent with how his 30 owners want him to. He will do whatever it takes to please those he reports to as would most employees.

New York Daily News: NHL and players still far apart on core CBA issues. If anything these negotiations should be remembered for the snails pace at which they have moved along. NHL proposal July 13th with an NHLPA counter-proposal on August 14th and a CBA deadline on September 15th. At this pace we should be back on schedule October 16th. Perhaps we will have a new IC Contest; If there is a lockout, guess when the lockout will end.

Globe and Mail: Bettman’s gaffe implies fans are mere doormats. Based on our poll it would appear fans are with neither the players nor the owners.

Toronto Sun: No alternate schedule in works yet. Unfortunately for Jets fans they better hope they don’t lose October as that is when both the Chicago Blackhawks (16th) and Detroit Red Wings (27th) come to town for their only visits of the season.

NHL news:

New York Times: Based on donations, N.H.L.’s American owners prefer Republican candidates. Jeff Klein with some interesting, although not terribly surprising numbers for the NHL owners and how they choose to donate.

thescore: 15 Years Gone – Remembering the Hartford Whalers. Count me as someone who still has nostalgia for the garish green jerseys the Whalers used to wear.

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CFL Report:

Illegal Procedure: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Papers. If you are a fan of CFL football, check out our other site, which gives you all the latest Bombers news as well as their next opponent (BC Lions) and links from around the CFL.

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