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Thursday, September 27th Jets, CBA and General NHL news

Jets news:

Illegal Curve: NHL Cancels Remainder of Pre-Season. Another sign that the NHL and NHLPA should probably start negotiations asap. Hopefully fans haven’t wasted their time doing their Season Ticket drafts just yet. Who knows how many more games will be cancelled. Stay tuned.

Winnipeg Free Press: Locked-out Jets still hoping. It appears most players remain as ‘in the dark’ as the fans as to when NHL hockey might resume this year.

Winnipeg Free Press: School, hockey are a good fit. Giving underprivileged youth an opportunity to play hockey is a very good thing. As we've featured above, the Pass it Forward program gives people with old equipment the opportunity to help out kids as well. If you have hockey equipment you are no longer using, why not drop it off at any Perths location to give kids who could really use it.

Note: These Winnipeg Sun links are older but because we missed doing the papers yesterday we didn’t get a chance to feature them.

Winnipeg Sun: Lockout ‘tough’ for Jets’ Wheeler. Hopefully it won’t be tough for too much longer.

Winnipeg Sun: Wheeler hopes to hit the next level. He elevated his game last season and there are many that think he can continue to hit higher targets next season.

Winnipeg Sun: Wheeler set for fatherhood. Like to see that he is thinking of the Jets in 20 years time. Hopefully after he has won multiple Stanley Cups with the team.

Winnipeg Sun: Meeting with Jets coach Noel turned Wheeler’s season around. Coach Noel was firm with his players but in Wheelers case that had the intended impact.

ESPN: Power Rankings. Missed this the other day. Jets are spotted in 29th in the rankings to start the season. Fair or foul?

CBA news:

USA Today: A day-by-day look at the NHL lockout. A nice, yet frustrating, summary of the last couple of weeks as the NHL and NHLPA continue to drag out this process.

Toronto Sun: The KHL could be coming to Canadian TV. At least fans of particular players would be able to watch them playing hockey, even if it is not NHL.

Globe and Mail: Veterans of the labour wars. A couple of guys who are nearing the end of their careers with a pragmatic approach to this lockout and what it might take to get back to the business of playing hockey.

NHL news:

Edmonton Journal: Paperwork benches Yakupov again. You would think that it would be well understood what requirements are in place for players to play overseas. Will be interesting to see what Sarnia decides to do about this situation.

The Seattle Times: Sounders majority owner Joe Roth talks stadiums, sponsors, and NBA/NHL possibilities. Time and time again, hockey is always mentioned as an afterthought. While they wouldn’t mind having it in addition to the NBA, it is clear that the city of Seattle is solely focused on bringing the NBA back to their city.

Montreal Gazette: High taxes a hurdle for NHL free agents. As the agents quoted in the article suggest, it is clearly a factor but perhaps not as big as whether or not the Canadiens have a good chance to win the Cup. That likelihood would probably offset the downside of paying more in taxes.

For the Jets, CBA and General NHL news click here.

CFL Report:

Illegal Procedure: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Papers. If you are a fan of CFL football, check out our sister site, which gives you all the latest Bombers news. If the talk of playoffs is real, then they have to get it done against the Argonauts this week.

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