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Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Polar Bears, Trouba, Dekanich and Olsen's Goonery

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

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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012:

Jim Slater and his family are making good use of his time off. Also an interesting quote from Craig Heisinger "But our best players continued to be the best players during training camp, and that's Max Macenauer (a goal Sunday) and Zach Redmond (also a goal Sunday) and both of our goalies (Eddie Pasquale and Mark Dekanich) were good in those games." High praise from Max Mace [Winnipeg Free Press]

So how good was Mark Dekanich? Spencer Machacek says "He stood on his head, from the drop of the puck on" [The Telegram]

What does Trouba need to work on? "Getting stronger is one of the biggest things for me. Put on weight," Trouba pauses and laughs. "Good weight." He added that one of the benefits of the college game is having games on weekends with a week to work out in between, which should allow time to train and increase his strength before making the jump to the NHL. [Hockey]

Winnipeg Jets prospect Ryan Olsen has been suspended for three games after throwing a check to the head against Victoria on Saturday. [WHL]

San Jose Sharks centre Joe Pavelski will be joining Evander Kane and Tim Stapleton in Minsk [Sports Net]

Corey Pronman talks about how draft picks should be evaluated. Very interesting read. [Hockey Prospectus]

The NHL has learned that hockey fans don't like it when there is not hockey. All they had to do was hold focus groups with former Lie of the Year winner Frank Luntz. [Deadspin]

The big four will meet again today. Core economics issues will be discussed. [Globe and Mail]