Thursday Morning Altitude Check: Alexander Burmistrov does and says the right things

Jim McIsaac

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 Thursday, November 15, 2012:

Alexander Burmistrov has been doing and saying all the right things necessary to fit in with his St. John's IceCaps teammates. Said Derek Meech: "He’s been great. He’s got a great attitude. He comes to the rink and works hard. He cares a lot and he’s an all-around great guy to have on your team." [Winnipeg Sun]

Speaking of Meech, Brian Rogers catches up with the IceCaps defensemen to talk about their recent road trip as well as the teams' scoring woes. [IceCaps YouTube]

A rehashed article describing how the next CBA is crucial to the Jets' success. Well, them and 1/3 of the NHL's current franchises. [WFP]

The Backhand Shelf talks about Tuesday's rooftop street hockey game... [Backhand Shelf]

... as does Puck Daddy. [Puck Daddy]

Adam Lowry was in action last night for Team WHL in Game 5 of the Subway SuperSeries. He and Team WHL skated to a 0-0 tie with the Russians, but managed to escape with a shootout victory. [Edmonton Sun]

Talks between the NHL and NHLPA have appeared to reach a standstill yet again. [Globe and Mail]

Discussing the lack of trust between the NHL and NHLPA. [National Post]

SB Nation's resident medical expert explains Blake Geoffrion's skull fracture. [SB Nation]

How a canceled Boston Bruins game led to a Mitt Romney campaign Election Day meltdown. [Puck Daddy]

Valtteri Filppula will miss the next 6-8 weeks with an apparent knee injury. [SB Nation]

Finally, an ode to the calamitous career of Pascal Leclaire. [Silver Seven]

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