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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.
Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets and elsewhere in the NHL.
Here is what's in the news for Wednesday, October 10, 2012:
Puck Daddy previews the 2012-13 campaign for the Winnipeg Jets. Here's the attack ad: "Home team fans. "We expect them to be polite. Good hosts. Welcoming ambassadors. We don't expect them to chant 'Crosby's Better, or chant 'ROOOOOOLLIE', or chant 'silver medal'. Winnipeg Jets fans. They make opposing players haz a sad. Paid for by the Other 29 Teams." Brilliant. [Puck Daddy]
Former WHA greats look back on the original encapsulation of the Winnipeg Jets. [Winnipeg Sun]
You can catch up with former Jets' Thursday afternoon at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe. [WFP]
Looking back at the 1995-96 season for the Winnipeg Jets: the end of an era. [Winnipeg Whiteout]
More lockout tact from the players union who now argues that a longer work stoppage could end with the NHLPA rejecting a salary cap format. And around, and around, and around, and around, and around, and around, and around, and around, and a--.... [Toronto Star]
The Alaska Aces have signed Scott Gomez, Brandon Dubinsky, Nate Thompson and Joey Crabb. They are set to completely roll through the first undefeated season in league history. Get your popcorn ready! [Backhand Shelf]
Anaheim Ducks draft pick Nic Kerdiles has been suspended for one year by the NCAA after he offered his autograph to Twitter followers and posted pictures on Facebook, or something. Yowza. The Kelowna Rockets hold his CHL rights so, by all means, pair him up with Ryan Olsen post haste. [Anaheim Calling]
Bruce Ciskie argues that the NCAA is shooting itself in the foot: "The NCAA cares about only two things -- football and basketball. In those sports, athletes are found to be afoul of NCAA rules, but routinely are allowed to continue competing because of this loophole or that (think about the Cam Newton case from 2010 for a moment, if you don't believe me). Kerdiles was emphatically told he couldn't play for his team until the situation was resolved. Now, he's being told he has to wait a year before he can." [SB Nation]
Finally, a recap of the KHL's debut on ESPN2. [Puck Daddy]