Monday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets at New York Rangers gameday news links

Bruce Fedyck-US PRESSWIRE

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

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 Monday, April 1, 2013:

Jets at Rangers notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the New York Rangers. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Rangers, check out our pals at Blueshirt Banter. [Blueshirt Banter]

Dustin Byfuglien talks about his defensive game: "It (his game) is a bit of a roller coaster, but for the most part I feel pretty good. Pucks don’t go your way, bounces, you fight it a little bit, but I seem to be able to come back and have a good shift afterwards and not let it hang on you." [WFP]

Claude Noel feels that Big Buff needs to add more consistency to his game: "It’s been like his game: up and down. It’s where we’d like him to be more consistent. He logs a lot of minutes." [Winnipeg Sun]

BREAKING: The Winnipeg Jets aren't good when giving up the first goal. [WFP]

Ondrej Pavelec is tired of answering your questions, mainstream media: "I'm going to be honest, I'm tired of answering those questions. You guys ask me every time how I feel when I'm not playing or I'm playing. I don't think it's a big deal that the goalie plays a lot of games. A lot of goalies are doing it. I don't see the reason why the goalie can't do it." [Winnipeg Sun]

Around the NHL:

Sidney Crosby will be out indefinitely after his now-fractured jaw ran into a Brooks Orpik clapper. [Pensburgh]

Welcome to Dan DeKeyser, the Detroit Red Wings newest defenceman. [Winging it in Motown]

Is Ryane Clowe the next NHLer to be traded? [SB Nation]

What is the future of the Buffalo Sabres? [SB Nation]

Congrats to Connor Hellebuyck and the UMass-Lowell Riverhawks who have punched their ticket to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in school history. [Western College Hockey Blog]

Finally, some sad and sobering news out of Kazakhstan: Dimitri Uchaykin has passed away after receiving an in-game headshot. Here's hoping that this prompts all leagues to take a more serious stance against headshots. [Puck Daddy]

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