June 21, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Draft prospects (front row from left) Malcolm Subban and Filip Forsberg and Alex Galchenyuk and Matthew Dumba and Griffin Reinhart and Nail Yakupov and (back row from left) Ryan Murray and Cody Ceci and Morgan Reilly and Jacob Trouba and Radek Faksa and Olli Maatta and Mikhail Grigorenko pose for a photo during the top prospects press conference in preparation for the 2012 NHL Draft on board the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
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 are through with the Stanley Cup Finals, Altitude Check will only be running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here is what's in the news for Friday June 22, 2012:
Bobrovsky to CBJ for 45 and 117 this year and 4th rd. (PHX) next year.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 22, 2012
It's Draft Day, Draft Day, gotta get down on Draft Day... Everybody's looking forward to the Jets pick. [NHL]
Recapping each first round pick of the franchise, dating back to Patrick Stefan in 1999. [WFP]
Tim Campbell provides readers with potential draft picks at number 9. Needs more Trouba. [WFP]
Could the Jets be looking to wheel and deal at the Draft tonight? "Having Cheveldayoff pull off a blockbuster deal is a possibility, but it’s far more likely a trade could be to package something up and moving their first-round pick at nine for a chance to move up." The talent they covet will be there at nine, if they choose to move up, it won't be more than two picks. [Winnipeg Sun]
Kevin Cheveldayoff remains optimistic that the Jets will be able to re-sign Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec: "Negotiations are ongoing for both of those players and there are other potential players within our organization on the UFA that we’re negotiating with as well. I’m always optimistic. Last year at this point and time, I never had the opportunity to meet with any of the RFAs representatives. We’ve been able to get a jump on that and things turned out pretty well last year." [Winnipeg Sun]
Matt Eichel gives his opinion on which of Winnipeg's RFA's should be retained. [Jets All Out]
Should the Oilers sign Justin Schultz, he would immediately become Edmonton's second best defenseman. That's scary. [Edmonton Journal]
Nail Yakpuov would own a bear... or vice-versa... whatever just watch it. [Puck Daddy]
Andrey Osadchenko explains why Mikhail Grigorenko's stock is plummeting. [Jets Nation]
Puck Daddy releases the vote totals of Wednesday night's NHL Awards. Wow, Evgeny Malkin. [Puck Daddy]
Finally, not NHL related, but the NBA is introducing new missile tracking cameras to help them compile advanced stats. What does this mean for the future of advanced stats in hockey? [co.Design]