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Monday Morning Altitude Check: Ron Hainsey wonders how Jets' fans will accept his involvement with the NHLPA

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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, December 10, 2012:

Ron Hainsey is unsure how his place with the NHLPA will rub off on Jets' fans: "The fans aren’t going to like the situation regardless of who’s at fault... At the same time, I decided to do this a year ago, to do something players have done before me. It’s a difficult spot, because fans are what drive the game." [Winnipeg Sun]

Claude Noel talks about some of the new responsibilities Winnipeg's coaching staff will face, if and when the NHL season gets started. [WFP]

After being swept over the weekend by the Springfield Falcons, the St. John's IceCaps have dipped below .500 yet again. [The Telegram]

The Colorado Eagles are also hovering around the .500 mark after wins in San Francisco this weekend. [Reporter Herald]

Our pals at Defending Big D explain that there is plenty of blame to go around when it comes to the NHL lockout. [Defending Big D]

The next question for the NHLPA becomes whether or not to decertify, as explained by our pals at Fear the Fin. [Fear the Fin]

A more comical look at the NHL lockout, thanks to the ever hilarious Battle of Cali (NSFW). [Battle of Cali]

Speculation is that labour negotiations could resume at some point this week. [CTV News]

Listen to the exclusive voicemail Bill Daly left on Donald Fehr's voicemail while he was on the podium. Careful, NSFW. [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, check out the Toledo Walleye parody Bing Crosby's White Christmas, including a sweet MacCaulay Culkin reference. [Puck Daddy]