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

Bruce Bennett

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, October 22, 2012:

Three more Winnipeg Jets' games have been cancelled due to the NHL's inability to sign a new collective bargaining agreement, including two divisional contests versus the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Jets' fans will also miss out on the first visit from the Detroit Red Wings since they eliminated the Jets' Ver. 1.0 in the spring of 1996. [WFP]

The St. John's IceCaps have split their second series in a row, this time with the Adirondack Phantoms. They are currently 2-2-0-0 on the season. [The Telegram]

Saturday night's game saw the IceCaps get out to an early 2-0 lead before surrendering four straight goals and eventually losing 4-3. [WFP]

Behold! An infographic catching you up on all things IceCaps. [CBC]

It appears as though Nic Kerdiles will stay with the University of Wisconsin after having his suspension reduced to 30 percent of his freshman season. [SB Naiton]

Ben Eager was charged with assault after throwing down in a Toronto pub fight. Strangely, there's been no shortage of theatrics despite the NHL's work stoppage. [Puck Daddy]

Chris Lund explains how the NHL's unrestricted free agent period may never be the same. [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, a hilarious look back at the Top-10 Sleektoons ever created. [Battle of California]