Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets need Andrew Ladd's leadership now more than ever

Tom Szczerbowski

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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Recapping last night's 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning: "If you were scratching your head with Claude Noel's shootout picks on Tuesday night, you weren't for long. The Winnipeg Jets coach chose centre Mike Santorelli, snatched from waivers from Florida just two weeks ago, in the second slot and the 27-year-old centre delivered. Again." [Winnipeg Free Press]

More news and notes from the Winnipeg Sun. [Winnipeg Sun]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Lightning, check out our pals at Raw Charge. [Raw Charge]

Claude Noel gave some praise to his third line of Alexander Burmistrov, Eric Tangradi and Mike Santorelli last night: "I thought they were outstanding. I thought they were really good. That was one of the better games I’ve seen Burmi play. He was really good." [Winnipeg Sun]

Gary Lawless opines that Andrew Ladd's leadership is -- and will continue to be -- the key to the Jets' success. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Our pals at Jets Nation ask when we might expect to see Jacob Trouba in a Jets' uniform. [Jets Nation]

Around the NHL:

Getting you caught up on all last night's action from around the NHL. [SB Nation]

There are talks that the NHL will host six (!) outdoor games in the 2013-14 season which sounds like entirely too many to me. [SB Nation]

Is Sergei Bobrovsky emergine as a favourite for the 2013 Vezina Trophy? [SB Nation]

This weeks 30 Thoughts revolves around Craig McTavish's plans to shake up the Edmonton Oilers. [CBC]

The NHL will continue to ramp up its security measures in light of the Boston Marathon bombings. [Edmonton Journal]

Which NHLers have struggled against playoff-bound teams? [Backhand Shelf]

NHL Numbers release this weeks Power Rankings. [NHL Numbers]

Finally, Adam Oates backs Alex Ovechkin in the 2013 Hart Race. [Puck Daddy]

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