Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Friday August 31, 2012

Hopefully Ron Hainsey will be slapping five with his bargaining buddies soon. (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 Friday, August 31, 2012:

The Winnipeg Jets' broadcast schedule was released yesterday. In a best case scenario, the season will start on HNIC, with 21 more games on CBC. Five games will air on TSN nationwide. [Jets.com]

Paul Postma is on a one-way contract this season and is excited at the chance to stick in the NHL. "I still have to prove myself and I’ve been working hard all summer on that. I’m looking forward to when camp starts and I can make an impact on the team." [Jets.com]

Jets players are preparing to play this season, regardless of the state of bargaining. [WFP]

Ron Hainsey is the Jets' player rep and is taking part in the CBA negotiations. "It's been a heck of a process. Not a day goes by where I don't learn something. I'm still hopeful we can get this thing done on time." [WFP]

Olli Jokinen is in town and he did some skating with his daughters. He thinks that Canadians are "super nice." [WFP]

Jokinen enjoyed going to Europe during the last lockout, but with his wife and kids already moved to Winnipeg and school starting next week he is less enthusiastic about heading across the pond this time around. [Sun]

Ed Tait examines the offseason moves of each team in the Southeast division. [WFP]

Sportsnet has a series looking at potential breakout players. For the Jets, they highlight Alexei Ponikarovsky and Zach Bogosian (with the recent wrist surgery news, they may be wishing for a do-over). [Sportsnet.ca]

Puck Daddy breaks down the winners and losers in NBC Sports' schedule this season. [Puck Daddy]

A team in Croatia is getting ready to host a game in an ancient Roman Coliseum. Click through just to see the photos. [Puck Daddy]

Kyle Turris and Jordan Eberle are the latest young players to sign long-term extension before the lockout. [Ottawa Citizen] [Edmonton Journal]

Jonathan Willis breaks down the NHL's latest proposal. [NHL Numbers]

Michael Grange says Gary Bettman is the big man in the board room. [Sportsnet.ca]

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