Monday Morning Altitude Check: Enjoy more IceCaps' coverage, it's all we've got

John Grieshop

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 Monday, November 12, 2012:

Derek Meech scored the game winner for the St. John's IceCaps Saturday night in Hershey, which will hopefully get the team out of their recent funk. [Winnipeg Sun]

In the "timing is everything" category, The Hockey Writers talk about Meeches' future with the Winnipeg Jets, to which most fans scoff, "what future!?" [The Hockey Writers]

Saturday was a homecoming of sorts for Dean Arsene who spent 2003-09 with the Hershey Bears, a stint that included two Calder Cup championships: "Last year, coming back for the first time since I left and getting spanked 7-1 wasn't a good feeling. I think the guys knew but I didn't really let it be known too much how bad I wanted this win." [Penn Live]

The Winnipeg Free Press takes a page out of AIH's notebook and starts bringing prospect coverage to their readers. Unfortunately they will undoubtedly remain to garner more readers than us. Must be the caps lock. [WFP]

In which Alexander Ovechkin takes a page out of Bryce Harper's book and calls the NHL clowns. Oy-vey, Ovie! [SB Nation]

Greg Wyshynski suggests that Donald Fehr has been controlling CBA negotiations: "Tales from these talks are starting to be told, and they're painting Fehr as a Brad Marchand-level pest in the room. Ignoring NHL proposals to negotiate off his own. Arriving for meetings late. Taking an exorbitant amount of time to fetch a glass of water during meetings (seriously). The frustration levels for the NHL with Donald Fehr are off the charts; were this negotiation held on the ice, they would have gotten the instigator and the game misconduct for going Cam Neely on Claude Lemieux." [Puck Daddy]

Copper 'n Blue offers an interesting piece on the three parts of the NHLPA that are currently locked in the CBA battle, including the risk some of these players are running by jeopardizing an entire season. [Copper 'n Blue]

Finally, Chris Lund explains why it's time to re-evaluate players IIHF eligibility. [Backhand Shelf]

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