Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Opening night in the NHL playoffs did not disappoint

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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, May 1, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

With a number of unrestricted free agents coming off the books, the Jets' roster will likely appear markedly different heading into the 2013-14 season. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Pete Tessier feels that a roster shake up could be on the horizon as well. [Hockey Buzz]

The Winnipeg Sun hands out their player grades for the regular season. [Winnipeg Sun]

And Jets Nation review's the Winnipeg blue line. [Jets Nation]

Mark Scheifele and the Barrie Colts have punched their ticket to the OHL Final after defeating the Belleville Bulls in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. They will now square off with the London Knights for a chance to represent the league in the Memorial Cup. [Buzzing the Net]

Around the NHL:

Recapping all of last night's action which included tons of overtime. [SB Nation]

Josh Harding was thrust into action last night after Niklas Backstrom injured himself in warm-ups. Despite a near flawless effort from Harding, the Minnesota Wild came up just short, losing 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Teemu Selanne, 42 years young, scored last night's game winner as the Anaheim Ducks salted away the Detroit Red Wings by a 3-1 final. [USA Today]

DUFF'D IT! Jonathan Quick gaffes on Alex Steen's short-handed game winner. [SB Nation]

Finally, here are Puck Daddy's Stanley Cup predictions. [Puck Daddy]

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