Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Monday August 20, 2012

WINNIPEG, CANADA - JANUARY 12: Eric Fehr #17 of the Winnipeg Jets collides with Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks in NHL action at the MTS Centre on January 12, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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 Monday, August 20, 2012:

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Gary Lawless aptly puts a neat little bow on the NHL's labour dispute: "The players don't want a hard cap and they don't want to give back any of their percentage points of league revenue. On the other side, the owners want to cry poor at the bottom end but have no interest in helping one another out. Both sides have to give." The million dollar question is how long both sides will stand firm on their proposals before this understanding is achieved. Fans of the game can only hope this happens sooner than later. [WFP]

On Friday, the AHL released their regular season schedule for 2012-13. Here's how it looks for the St. John's IceCaps. []

In their 30 Teams in 30 Days preview, John Kreiser of does what The Hockey News was unable to do in reviewing the value that Olli Jokinen will add to the Jets roster. []

He's spent his last year of junior hockey bulking up, but is Mark Scheifele ready to make the jump to the NHL? []

An interesting case study published by Robert Cleave comparing the metrics of Eric Fehr to those of Spencer Machacek. And now we wait for the Machacek supporters to chime in... [Jets Nation]

Ever wonder how a guy like Tobias Enstrom is generously listed at 5'10" 185LBS in the teams media guide? Justin Bourne explains. [Backhand Shelf]

In which Alex Kovalev hopes to make his triumphant -- errr -- modest return to the NHL. [SB Nation]

Awesome awesomeness from Harrison Mooney who describes how a players day with the Stanley Cup tells us a lot about their personality. [Puck Daddy]

It doesn't seem like the New York Rangers and defenseman Michael Del Zotto are getting any closer to finalizing a contract. [Blueshirt Banter]

Finally, Lighthouse Hockey has a little bit of fun with Lubomir Vishnovsky after he crashed a Ferrari during a race in Slovakia, but escaped without serious injury. [Lighthouse Hockey]

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