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Friday Morning Altitude Check: Jacob Trouba managed not to kill anyone last night

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

Justin K. Aller

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, November 16, 2012:

Michigan Wolverines head coach Red Berenson has been vey impressed with Jets' prospect Jacob Trouba thus far: "He's been an impact defenceman, come in and played pretty well. I would say really well at times. But like any young defenceman, he's going to make mistakes. At some point, he tries to do too much but that's a good thing rather than a bad thing. As he gets more experience, he's going to be a terrific player." [WFP]

The Wolverines were downed by a final score of 3-1 last night against the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish. Trouba was held pointless in the loss. [Western College Hockey Blog]

In OHL action, Mark Scheifele managed a single assist in Barrie's 5-3 win over Sarnia. [Barrie Examiner]

Despite an Adam Lowry goal, Team Russia steamrolled Team WHL by a score of 5-2, effectively winning the 2012 Subway SuperSeries. [CBC]

The St. John's IceCaps are looking to get their game back to where it was for a large part of the 2011-12 season. [Yahoo! Sports]

Brian Rogers talks with John Albert after he took some bumps and bruises on the road. [IceCaps YouTube]

Detroit Red Wings' draft pick Marek Tvrdon will miss the remainder of the WHL season due to a blood clot that formed in his left shoulder. [Buzzing the Net]

Laura (better know as The Active Stick) describes when she became a Montreal Canadiens fan for life. [HEOTP]

The NHL -- possibly as a posturing mechanism -- has asked for a two week break in CBA talks. Bill Daly is quoted as saying "the Union has no genuine interest in making an agreement". Time to stock up on whiskey. [Puck Daddy]

Johnny Gaudreau has been making a name for himself this year at Boston College, putting himself on a short list for Hobey Baker candidacy. [SB Nation]

Leave it to Damien Cox to suggest that the Toronto Maple Leafs would be better off if the lockout lasted all season. [Toronto Star]

Finally, why NHL fans are to blame for the NHL lockout. [Backhand Shelf]