Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Wednesday August 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates after scoring in the third period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Winnipeg won the game 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Greg Fiume/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 Wednesday, August 22, 2012:

How the CEO of Price Industries has used his companies luxury suite at the MTS Centre to help boost profit margins. [WFP]

John Kreiser ranks the Winnipeg Jets top 10 prospects. []

More from Kreiser with the’s continuation of their 30 Teams in 30 Days. []

Anthony Capocci thinks that -- with the exception of Evander Kane -- the Jets have little to worry about as the regular season approaches. [Bleacher Report]

So which side of the NHL’s labour dispute can fans actually trust? [Puck Daddy]

And so the CHLPA is formed, naming Georges Laraque their Executive Director. What teenagers need a union for, I guess I'll never understand. [Globe and Mail]

Scott Hartnell signed a 6-year contract 28.5MM (4.75MM AAV) extension with the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday. Evander Kane laughed and laughed. [Broad Street Hockey]

Meanwhile Mike Fisher will be staying in the Music City after signing a 2-year 8.4MM (4.2MM AAV) contract with the Nashville Predators. [On the Forecheck]

U-18 Team Sweden video coach Adam Andersson tried video-taping a Team Canada practice before the two teams met in the preliminary round of last weeks Ivan Hlinka tournament, which is allowed under tournament rules. Tie Domi had other ideas. [Puck Daddy]

Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth blasts (whether his intent or not) Braden Holtby, Alexander Semin and to a lesser extent, Alexander Ovechkin. [Sporting News]

It seems as though the Buffalo Sabres have reached out to Shane Doan with a 4-year 30MM (7.5MM AAV) contract offer. "Yikes", said Ville Leino and Christian Ehrhoff. [SB Nation]

The deplorable story of Mike McBain, former NHLer who is accused of impersonating a former teammate in order to illicit nude photos from a teenage girl. [Puck Daddy]

Finally, probably the cutest hockey picture you'll ever see. Super huge props for the Curtis Joseph (Cujo) jersey. [Backhand Shelf]

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