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

Jeff Parsons, St. John's IceCaps

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 17, 2012:

Ed Tait reports that St. John's IceCaps' goaltender Edward Pasquale lives by the following two rules: "Rule 1: Stop the puck. Rule 2: Forget about everything else and remember Rule 1". [WFP]

Andrew Ladd knows the pressures that prospect Mark Scheifele will face at this years World Junior Championships: "I think at that level with that group, all those guys are used to playing on a big stage, being go-to guys for their individual team". [WFP]

Speaking of Scheifele, he's pretty jazzed up about his second opportunity to suit of for Team Canada: "To have that second chance and to know what happened last year, it was tough to go through that and you definitely don’t want to go through it again. The guys from last year have that in the back of their minds, but don’t think about it too much. We just have to be committed to the main goal. Everyone wants to win that gold medal and no one wants to have that disappointment." [Winnipeg Sun]

Also, this is how Scheifele conducts his interviews: like a baws! [Twitter, via Sunaya Sapurji]

Congrats to Mark Dekanich who registered his first shutout of the season with a 40-save performance against the Providence Bruins. Also, sweet fifty word article, NHL.com! [NHL.com]

The NHL has filed a lawsuit stating the players are negotiating in bad faith. The NHLPA's retort is that the lawsuit is without merit. And round and round we go! [SB Nation]

Pensburgh explains why they can't blame the NHL and NHLPA equally. [Pensburgh]

Semyon Varlamov has been the KHL's best goaltender, which is music to the ears of the Colorado Avalanche -- a team who vastly overpaid for his services. [Backhand Shelf]

Alexander Mogilny was so awesome. And we wrote about it once. But you can see it with your own eyes by clicking this link! [NHL.com]

Finally, we welcome back the much anticipated Hockey Hugs series! [Puck Daddy]