Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Wednesday September 5, 2012

Jarkko Ruutu's smug, douchey face will remain forever engrained in this generations minds as an agitator that all NHL fans could hate.

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, September 5, 2012:

**For the first time ever, we have no Winnipeg Jets news to report. With the NHL lockout now dangling timorously over our heads, fans should expect a sparsity of Jets coverage heading into the fall as the MTS Centre remains hauntingly vacant, save for the odd concert. We're through the looking glass here people.**

Continuing on...

Chris Lund of the Backhand Shelf blog offers his guide to buying a jersey that will last you a lifetime and boy -- there sure are some gems out there to be had! [Backhand Shelf]

The Hershey Bears have unveiled their new logo which will make its debut this fall. "Pretty slick", said Mr. Biased Opinion. [Hershey Bears]

Why the New York Rangers may struggle to live up to the lofty expectations set down on them by pretty much everyone that watches hockey. [SB Nation]

Jarkko Ruutu: Still a douche bag. [Puck Daddy]

Meet Gabriel Landeskog, the NHL’s youngest captain ever. From what we gather, the 19 year old Colorado Avalanche sophomore has the maturity of a 36 year old Joe Sakic. That’s good news for the Avs! [Globe and Mail]

Yesterday was arbitration day for Lubomir Visnovksy who is appealing that his no-trade clause from Edmonton was still somehow in effect. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Although it’s from two weekends ago, when Bruce Arthur writes about hockey, you should probably do yourself a favour and read it. [National Post]

Rudy Kelly of the Battle of California with a completely NSFW rail-job on the NHL owners. [Battle of California]

Gossip: Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert are now engaged. It’s believed that Sean Avery will serve as the emcee at the couples’ reception. [Us Weekly]

Finally, Dirk Hoag uses the most basic mathematical arithmetic to prove once again that Renaud Lavoie is full of shit. [On the Forecheck]

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