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Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: The NHL's Winter Classic could be on thin ice

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Patrick McDermott

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 30, 2012:

Mark Scheifele talks a bit about his maturation in the OHL over the past year: "I've matured a lot physically and mentally. I've learned a lot over the last year and went through a lot of things, how to deal with ups-and-downs and that's a big thing in becoming a pro hockey player. Last year was an unbelievable ride and it was one of the funnest times of my life, being in Winnipeg." So far so good. [Winnipeg Sun]

The St. John's IceCaps have been a smash hit in Newfoundland both on and off the ice. [WFP]

Furthermore, an IceCaps' game day ticket is amongst the hottest items in St. John's. [Globe and Mail]

Andrew Ladd is among a few Jets' who will be playing in charity games in mid-November. [Winnipeg Sun]

A "Where are they now?" of sorts, centred around the 2011-12 IceCaps' line-up. What, no Akim Aliu?! [The Telegram]

Early reports suggest that the fate of the 2013 Winter Classic could be decided on Thursday. Severe depression is beginning to set in. [SB Nation]

A complete update of the KHL standings. Dinamo Minsk has been running show. [SB Nation]

Urgh, Wayne Simmonds is taking the brunt of more racial backlash, this time as a member of the Czech Extraliga. [Puck Daddy]

Remember when Ryan Suter went off the rails over the weekend, spraying vitriol over owners who signed last minute contracts knowing there would be a chance of a salary rollback? Yeah, he has since softened his stance, making him a total puss. [Toronto Sun]

Finally, Backhand Shelf blog releases its' effective guide to heckling. Wit > Being rude. Truer words have never been spoken. [Backhand Shelf]