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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.
Here is what's in the news for Thursday, January 10, 2013:
Our good friend Melissa Martin take a look at the Top-5 Jetscentric storylines heading into the season. She also links AIH, so that's pretty bad ass. [Spectator Tribune]
I think Chris Shinnimin just became my best friend, taking True North Sports and Entertainment to task for thinking a weak "Thanks for your patience while we held your money. I guess we'll let you come to our arena and watch hockey again now", would be sufficient recourse. [WFP]
Paul Friesen catches up with Ondrej Pavelec as it relates to his Czech DUI conviction last fall. [Winnipeg Sun]
Hey, so did Tim Campbell. [WFP]
The Big Cubano Al Montoya is looking forward to his role with the Jets: "Why Winnipeg? I mean, why not? It’s a young team going in the right direction. It’s a city that loves hockey. I feel very fortunate to be in this city. The sky’s the limit. "We looked around. This was my fit. I’m glad they came to me." Cue up the fan club! [Winnipeg Sun]
Dustin Byfuglien was in good spirits yesterday as he answered the media's questions pertaining to his weight concerns. [WFP]
Ron Hainsey talks about his return to the ice after diligently working alongside the NHLPA for the past four months: "I don’t know if you guys were watching, but I was breathing the easiest out there. I felt good." [Winnipeg Sun]
CBC offers their preview of the Jets' 2013 season. [CBC]
Jets' players continue to slowly make their way back to Winnipeg but many should be back over the next few days in anticipation for the start of training camp. [WFP]
Looking at who will draw into the IceCaps line-up once NHL training camps open. [The Telegram]
Claude Noel will have his hands full building a winning product with all the turmoil surrounding the whirlwind start to the regular season. [WFP]
Finally, Andrew Ladd has a little fun on Twitter with Evander Kane. [Twitter, aladd16]