Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Is the playoff dream dead for the Winnipeg Jets?

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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 24, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Blake Wheeler discusses where the Jets' collective heads are at going into Thursday's season finale after last night's devastating 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals: "It shouldn’t be (difficult on Thursday). It’s the last one. One way or another we still have something to play for, even if it’s just pride." [Winnipeg Free Press]

With last night's loss, the Jets essentially require miracles from the Hockey Gods to qualify for the playoffs. [Winnipeg Sun]

The silver lining after last night's loss is that the best is yet to come from this young Jets' core. [Winnipeg Free Press]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Capitals, check out our pals at Japers' Rink. [Japers' Rink]

Around the NHL:

Recapping all of last night's action, SB Nation style. [SB Nation]

Tyler Seguin got himself in a bit of hot water Monday and has since apologized for a "no homo" tweet he made on his Twitter account. [SB Nation]

Don Brennan files off the deep end on Matt Cooke while writing about his own package. Seriously, you can't make this shit up. [Ottawa Sun]

Finally, Puck Daddy's "The Player" gives his thoughts on NHL realignment. [Puck Daddy]

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