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Friday Morning Altitude Check: Christmas Edition

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, December 21, 2012:

Ed. Note: We have not decided whether or not we will run any material Monday and Tuesday of next week. If this is the last time we speak, the staff here at Arctic Ice Hockey would like to wish all our loveable readers a safe and happy holiday season.

More on the Kane saga as it unfolds: "Some of the perceptions some people have, they obviously don't know me very well". [WFP]

A breakdown of the good and the "bad" of Evander Kane. [WFP]

Awww rasberries, more Jets' games have been cancelled. [Winnipeg Sun]

Mark Scheifele's one-goal performance wasn't enough to lift Canada past Finland in World Junior preliminary play. [TSN]

Brayden Schenn continues to be a thorn in the side of the St. John's IceCaps. [Yahoo! Sports]

The story of Seth Jones', son of former NBA player Popeye Jones. Look for Seth to do what Jacob Trouba did last year for the USA WJC squad. Both Jones and Trouba were held out of yesterday's exhibition game versus Sweden. [New York Times]

Tick.. tick... tick... no, that's the countdown for the end of the world, but rather the time remaining in which the NHL has to broker a new CBA. [SB Nation DC]

Earl Sleek: The man, the myth, the legend. Fare thee well, sweet prince. [Battle of Cali]

Bruce Dowbiggin believes that the NHL has a lot to learn from European soccer. [Globe and Mail]

And finally, Harrison Mooney lists the Top-10 most absurd NHL lockout moments. [Puck Daddy]