Winnipeg musicians record bluegrass tribute to St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues may have been responsible for sending the Winnipeg Jets home early in the NHL playoffs, but one group of Winnipeggers is paying musical tribute to the Stanley Cup finalists.Four Winnipeg musicians teamed up to record a bluegrass version of the song “Gloria” – a 1982 hit by Laura Branigan that has been the Blues’ victory song for their unexpected playoff run.The cover tune has generated interest around the hockey world, especially in the Blues’ hometown.[embedded content]View original article here Source

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, May 10

Gooooooood Morning!Story continues belowA third period scoring binge by the Boston Bruins allowed them to win Game One of the NHL East Final, by downing Carolina 5-2. A pair of early powerplay goals in the final frame by Marcus Johannson and Patrice Bergeron just 28 seconds apart, erased a 2-1 Hurricanes lead, and put a halt to Carolina’s six game post-season winning streak. None of that might have happened though, had Brad Marchand not stepped in and prevented team mate Connor Clifton from taking a reaction penalty that would have…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Tuesday, April 30

Gooooooooddddd MorningThe Canadian Football League and the Players Association returned to the bargaining table in Toronto yesterday for the first time in nearly three weeks. And following today’s negotiating session, there will be another “vague” update from PA Executive Director Brian Ramsay. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Quarterback Matt Nichols joined Christian Aumell on the 680 CJOB Sports Show last night and says a delayed start to training camp, and especially the season won’t serve anyone’s best interests.Story continues belowhttps://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/matt-nichols-on-cba.mp3In order for that to happen, an agreement will have to be reached…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 29

Goooooooddddddd Morning.Whether it’s “The Storm Surge” celebrations — or carrying on like a “Bunch of Jerks” — it’s working for the Carolina Hurricanes. After being held scoreless for 40 minutes, Carolina came out firing, with goals less than a minute apart in the opening 65 seconds of the third period to erase an early deficit for a 2-1 win over the Islanders and a 2-0 series lead.Story continues belowAnd it didn’t help New York’s cause when a late second period goal by defenceman Devon Toews was disallowed because referees said…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, April 26

Good Morning from Bradenton, Fla.The Bruins and Blues drew first blood in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Thursday Night, both winning by 3-2 scores over Dallas and Columbus respectively.Boston needed overtime to sneak past the Blue Jackets as Charlie Coyle scored the tying and winning goals, setting a career high for goals in a post season with his fourth and fifth of these playoffs, while becoming the 11th overtime hero this spring.And Vladimir Tarasenko pulled the trigger on the go ahead and winning goals for St. Louis…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 25

Good Morning from Winnipeg Blue Bomber free agent camp in Bradenton, Fla.The third and final session of the Blue Bombers free agent camp is just underway. And I noticed a few players leaving the field “somewhat gingerly” after yesterday afternoon’s second session. It will be interesting to see if it’s all hands on deck this morning.Ex-Dallas Cowboy Receiver Lucky Whitehead appeared to be fine — and says he arrived at camp ready to compete both physically and mentally.Story continues belowhttps://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/lucky-whitehead.mp3 And Quarterback Bryan Schor says he’s appreciative of the opportunity and…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Wednesday, April 24

Good Morning from Winnipeg Blue Bomber Free agent camp in Sarasota, Fla.Story continues belowThe home teams prevailed in a pair of Game 7’s last night in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. More on that in just a bit – but later this morning the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will hold the first of three workouts at their free agent mini camp here at the IMG Academy. And GM Kyle Walters says there is an expectation that about half of the 40 or so players — mostly receivers and defensive backs —…

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‘It just didn’t feel the same’: Winnipeg Jets face the music after early playoff exit

Less than two days after their season came to a sudden conclusion, Winnipeg Jets’ players gathered Monday to clean out their stalls and try to explain what went so terribly wrong down the stretch, and into the playoffs.Two by two, Jets players were marched out to face the music after they failed to reach their lofty expectations with an early playoff exit.“Our game, I think all year we were trying to find it a little bit,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “From the beginning, even while we were winning.”“We know…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Thursday, April 18

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowIt is now very possible that we could go into Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs without either Conference Champion in the group of eight. Tampa Bay was punted by Columbus in four-straight on Tuesday night, and last night Colorado threw another 50-plus shots at Calgary’s Mike Smith before a Mikko Rantanen one-timer from the slot found the back of the net at 10:43 of overtime to give the Avalanche a 3-2 win and a commanding 3-1 series lead. Smith was quite straightforward in conveying his…

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Home-ice advantage non-existent in Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues first round series

Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues first round series is set for Thursday Night at Bell MTS Place, one of the loudest buildings in the NHL.But do the fans, noise, and the home ice actually give the Jets an advantage?As of Wednesday, out of all 31 games played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, home teams have won 17 games, while the away teams have won 14.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets recall 6 players from Manitoba Moose for playoff runStory continues belowBut Jets Captain Blake Wheeler knows just…

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