Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Alexander Burmistrov's scores overtime game winner, his first of the season

Joel Auerbach

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 24, 2012:

It took Alexander Burmistrov five games to score his first goal of the AHL portion of his career, but it couldn't have come at a better time as he sealed a wild 8-7 overtime win for the IceCaps against the Portland Pirates last night. [Winnipeg Sun]

Zach Remond is making the most of his new role as the IceCaps' power play quarterback while Paul Postma works his way back from injury. He has marked two goals and one assist in five games. [The Telegram]

The Colorado Eagles have signed goaltender Tyler Plante after he began the season with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL. [ECHL]

Michael Forney was filming a commercial yesterday so be on the lookout for some cheesy acting. [Facebook]

Defending the Blue Line will be hosting a charity hockey game this weekend in which Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler will be participating. Click the link to donate to a good cause. [DTBL]

BREAKING: John Davidson has been hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets, becoming their new President of Hockey Operations. Look out, Scott Howson! [The Cannon]

BREAKING 2: It looks like the New York Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, NY. Expect 1000% more Jay-Z. [Lighthouse Hockey]

The NHLPA has requested a meeting with the NHL for Wednesday but it looks like they will be denied. Cue the slow burn for 85% of NHL players. [SB Nation]

Patrick Kane is the latest player to make his Suisse exodus. [Second City Hockey]

David Shoalts believes that the NHL's latest PR tactics are rather bush league. [Globe and Mail]

Add Ilya Kovalchuk to the list of Russian born players who is threatening subordination should the NHL slash his salary. [CBC]

Finally, the greatest pumpkin carving of all time. Up yours, Dominik Hasek! [Puck Daddy]

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