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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 Friday, October 5, 2012:

Recapping last night's AHL pre-season game in Corner Brook, NL. The St. John's IceCaps were soundly defeated by the Syracuse Crunch. [IceCaps.com]

More coverage, from a Syracuse Crunch perspective. [Syracuse.com]

Jason Jaffray is ready to go after coming off of neck surgery last year: "It would be nice to be able to get hit again and not be babying around the rink. I’ve been cleared for contact and first couple of skates, Corms (Patrice Cormier) and Mach (Spencer Machacek) got me and everything seemed to feel good. They’re all apologetic in the corner. I told them, ‘I’m out there, and I’m not wearing a red jersey because I want you guys to hit me.’ I want to feel normal. I want to get back as soon as possible. The more I’m hit in practice, the more comfortable I’ll feel in games." [The Telegram]

Paul Postma is making the most of his assignment to the AHL: "My whole thought process is to do the best wherever you are. If there was a place you’d pick to play in the AHL, I’d pick St. John’s every time." [Winnipeg Sun]

Ladies and gentlemen, Scott Kosmachuk is back. He scored a goal and tallied two assists in Guelph's 5-0 blowout of the Windsor Spitfires last night. [NHL.com]

Pete Tessier asks who the top-6 all time Thrashers/Jets defensemen are. Frantisek Kaberle, baby! [Hockey Buzz]

Matt Eichel continues his onslaught against the NHL and NHLPA. [Jets All Out]

All the NHL lockout you can handle, plus several articles more. [SB Nation]

Sportsnet decided to one-up TSN and, instead of showing Bull Durham once a week, have decided to show AHL hockey games instead. Smart move. [The AHL]

Our pals at Silver Seven describe the origins of a "Sound Tiger" in their guide to the AHL. [Silver Seven]

Claude Giroux and Danny Briere are on their way to Germany. [Broad Street Hockey]

Ryan Hollweg goons it up in the Czech Extraliga. [Puck Daddy]

Justin Bourne believes that no professional hockey player would dream of crossing the picket lines to become a replacement player. [Backhand Shelf]

Matt Dumba scores an awesome goal. [Buzzing the Net]

Finally, happy birthday, mom!