Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre


Sports columnist/#NHLJets beat guy who gets pucks deep for @WinnipegNews; 6x author; Left his life of crime (writing) behind; Husband, dad, rescue dog owner.

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#NHLJets coach Dave Lowry says Brenden Dillon and Eric Comrie have also tested positive for COVID, along with Paul Stastny. Austin Poganski, on his way up from the #MBMoose , will also play tonight. Mikhail Berdin will dress as the backup to Connor Hellebuyck. #wfp 

Slightly more wholesome hockey content here in Winnipeg, where it appears Josh Morrissey and his fiancé, Margot, make a mean lasagna for quarantined #NHLJets  teammate Nikolaj Ehlers.

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“It must be something in the water.” Yes, you can go home again. Just ask the Michigan men on the #NHLJets , who had a memorable pit-stop in the Motor City Thursday night. My full story on a 3-0 victory, including post-game quotes and analysis. #wfp 

“It was inevitable that it was going to happen.” COVID-19 is running through the #NHLJets , with eight players entering protocol in the past week. My story on the latest developments and how the hockey team truly is “day to day” right now. #wfp 

Two players recently lost fathers. A third, his grandpa. A coach is also grieving the sudden death of his dad while his wife fights cancer. On humanity over hockey and the #NHLJets , a tight-knit family that has become united in grief. My column: #wfp 

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Mark Chipman says the 1,200 part-time workers at Bell MTS Place "work when we work" and they won't get paid in the interim. Re-scheduled events means the work will eventually come. Cancelled would mean it doesn't.

#NHLJets Adam Lowry is wearing a hat that honours the memory of Edmonton’s Colby Cave. “Caver 12” on the logo. Classy.

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For the "it's just a flu" crowd, Edmonton GM Ken Holland just announced goalie Alex Stalock will miss the entire 2021-22 NHL campaign with a heart condition related to getting COVID-19 last season. Scary stuff.

#NHLJets  Nikolaj Ehlers says he was taken in by the Stastny family for Christmas, as he had no family here. Paul's wife, Haley, messaged Nikolaj's mother to find out what his favourite Danish holiday dish was, and made it. "I'll be forever thankful for that. " #wfp 

Jack Roslovic will NOT be at #NHLJets  training camp when it opens Sunday. His agent, Claude Lemieux, tells me the 23-year-old restricted free agent is still in Columbus, awaiting either a trade or a new contract. Quick story, more to come: #wfp 

Mathieu Perreault just absolutely teed off on the NHL for taking no action against Jake Virtanen for elbowing him in the head last game. “Player safety my ass,” said the #NHLJets  forward. And he had plenty more to say. #wfp 

#stlblues Alex Steen blew off media post-game, and the team's PR staff -- who said earlier in the day he would for sure speak -- wouldn't make him available, after playing his 1,000th game in his hometown and with all kinds of interview requests. Absolute joke. #wfp 

To give you a sense of the anger here in the #NHLJets  room over the officiating, several players are declining to talk, presumably because anything they said would likely end in a fine.

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