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.
Ed. Note: Now that we have reached the Stanley Cup Finals, Altitude Check will only be running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here is what's in the news for Monday, May 28, 2012:
Congrats to TSN 1290, who are atop the ratings among listeners in the latest survey. [WFP]
A look at Winnipeg's top goaltending prospect, Eddie Pasquale. [Winnipeg Sun]
Really weird timing on this story, but the St. John's IceCaps have been granted permission by the Department of National Defence as it pertains to the usage of the jet on their jerseys' shoulder patches: "The Department of National Defence is allowing the the IceCaps to use an image of its fighter jets on the team's shoulder patches – even though it wasn't specifically mentioned in DND's agreement with the IceCaps' parent team, the Winnipeg Jets. According to a federal access to information request obtained by CBC News, The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club Limited Partnership contacted DND on Sept. 9, 2011 to request that their farm team affiliate, the IceCaps of St. John's, be permitted to wear their Jets parent logo as a shoulder patch." [CBC]
Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy took part in the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Saturday morning, raising awareness for prostate cancer. [WFP]
More opinion as it pertains to TIcketGate. [Winnipeg Sun]
Congrats to the Shawinigan Cataractes, 2012 Memorial Cup Champions. [Buzzing the Net]
The Stanley Cup Finals are set to begin this Wednesday between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings. For more information leading up to Game 1, be sure to check out the great work being done by our SB Nation pals who are blogging for both teams. [In Lou We Trust, Jewels from the Crown]
Off-season moves that have paid off for both finalists. [SB Nation]
A statistical breakdown of the two Conference Finalists, provided by Cam Charron. [Backhand Shelf]
Finally, Harrison Mooney believes that the Devils and Kings meeting in the Stanley Cup Finals is evidence that the Capitals should retain Alexander Ovechkin. [Puck Daddy]