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 Tuesday, October 23, 2012:
Ed. Note: Apologies for missing "The Games That Never Happened" this week, real life is taking over as I work on the final touches of my wedding social. I am hopeful it will be back on Saturday for Winnipeg's meeting with the Detroit Red Wings.
Positive lockout talk from Andrew Ladd: "Do I see a (possible) deal? I do. I think there's something there. I think it's going to take a little bit of give on their side as well. I don't really see why they're so hesitant to find some middle ground there. So yeah, I think we as a group there is something there and hopefully they come back to the table." [WFP]
Injuries have forced Keith McCambridge to juggle his line-up card during the opening weeks of AHL play. He also touches on the teams' addition of Alexander Burmistrov: "His work ethic is second to none (although) I find with Alex what you will see, because of his background and NHL experience, he’ll try to carry the load himself where at times he might not have to do that. I’m still reading Alex with his personality, but I think (because he hasn’t scored for the IceCaps) he pushes a little bit more and puts himself in area with the puck he might not be if he had a couple (of goals) under his belt." [The Telegram]
Sergei Kostistyn is cool if the NHL lockout lasts the entire season: "Let's put it this way - it would be better (for the players) if the lockout continues. Players want a definite answer. If the NHL season is lost - let it be that way. I would then play in Russia for the whole season." [Globe and Mail]
Checking out the actual odds of when the NHL lockout is resolved. Bet the over, bet the over!!!!!!! [SB Nation]
Our pals at Silver Seven explain how the keepers or the Stanley Cup are failing fans of the game. [Silver Seven]
Well Jets' fans, the Ondrej Pavelec situation could be worse. Though he only has two wins in eight starts, he hasn't been completely scratched from the line-up.... sorry Rick DiPietro. [Lighthouse Hockey]
Another look at the Scott Stevens game, this time using Rick Green and Ryan Walter. [Japers' Rink]
Justin Schultz has been named the AHL's player of the week. Steve Tambellini is asking Kevin Lowe if he can tent his fingers villainously. [Backhand Shelf]
Finally, Junior C hockey player Tyler Clarke scores an unreal goal. [Puck Daddy]