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Monday Morning Altitude Check: KHL Coach Calls Evander Kane Out of Shape

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 Monday, October 8, 2012:

Dinamo Minsk's coach believes that Evander Kane is out of shape. That sound you hear is Dustin Byfuglien laughing maniacally. [PHT]

As for Ondrej Pavelec, he continues to stink. [Matias Strozyk, via Twitter]

The St. John's IceCaps lost again to the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, 6-5 in overtime. Zach Redmond and Carl Klingberg each scored twice, so that was super sweet. [Winnipeg Sun]

Olli Jokinen offers more sentiment on the NHL lockout: "Being a hockey player, it's our lives. And during the off-season you get your calendar out and say, 'OK, this is the first day of training camp... this is when the season is going to start... this is when you are going to a new city or this is when you are going back to a city where you played before.' It's the time of year when you get to see the guys again. That's the toughest part -- not having the guys around and not being able to work." [WFP]

Alexander Burmistrov tries to make a new first impression with the IceCaps. [Winnipeg Sun]

The St. John's IceCaps trimmed their roster Sunday afternoon, assigning a few players to the Colorado Eagles while cutting a handful more. []

Kevin Cheveldayoff has been keeping busy throughout the lockout: "The majority of my time has been spent going to see our drafted players," Cheveldayoff said in a telephone interview. I get an opportunity to maybe meet one-on-one with them for a brief period of time. You always try to find time to do it and now we have the time." [Canoe]

Reviewing the predictable path of the NHL lockout. [SB Nation]

A Revised Message From Mike Gillis. [Nucks' Misconduct]

Analyzing Bill Daly's statement on game cancellations, and then absolutely smashing it to pieces. [Hockey Wilderness]

Ilya Bryzgalov created a media stir by stating that Russian players may not come back at the conclusion of the lockout. [Broad Street Hockey]

Ar cracks starting to form in the NHL's armour? We can only hope. [Toronto Sun]

Ellen Etchingham writes an open letter to sad NHL fans. [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, EA Sports explains the authenticity behind the "Hercules' Check" [Puck Daddy]