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Altitude Check: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

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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 Tuesday, April 17, 2012:

The St. John's IceCaps are ready to start their run for the 2012 Calder Cup Championship. They will commence their opening round series with the Syracuse Crunch Friday night in St. John's. [Winnipeg Sun]

Ten players who could be potential members of the Winnipeg Jets in the next 1-2 years. I am extremely skeptical that Will O'Neill is part of this list. [WFP]

Of that list of future Jets, forwards Mark Scheifele and Ivan Telegin are eating valuable experience during the OHL playoffs. Barrie will square off with Ottawa tomorrow night in Game 7 for the right to face the Niagra IceDogs in the Eastern Conference Finals. [Winnipeg Sun]

Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News gets a one-on-one interview with Mark Scheifele (video). [THN]

Adam Martini is a smart man as evidenced by his take on what should be done with Alexander Burmistrov: "[Burmistrov] is small by NHL standards. As this season wore on, Burmistrov showed a willingness to bang bodies, but he may have worn down as a result. He didn't score in his final 17 contests. Burmistrov is an elite offensive talent. What he needs is a hardcore, off-season strength and conditioning program, not a trip to the AHL. A bigger Burmistrov could be a big-time player for the Jets, who desperately need his play-making talents next season and beyond." [Yahoo! Sports]

After Sunday's frackas in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has two separate phone interviews with NHL Discipline czar Brendan Shanahan for his hits on Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier. Arron Asham, also of the Pens, will have an in person meeting with Shanahan this morning for a cross-check he delivered to the throat of Brayden Schenn. Craig Adams will miss Game 4 after drawing an instigator penalty in a fight with Scott Hartnell. The penalty carries with it an automatic one game suspension as it took place with less than five minutes remaining in the third period of Sunday afternoons game. Things aren't looking good if you're a Penguins fan... [USA Today]

...And speaking of Penguins fans, one of the brave souls took to the Fan Post section of SB Nation's Pensburgh blog to voice his displeasure with his teams actions on Sunday. His post received mixed reviews, before he was berated by the site's Editor in Chief, Frank D: "Cool. If this is so shameful that you are no longer a fan, then you must be outright disgusted to wear the logo. So how about you put up all your jerseys and memorabilia up on EBay, post the link and I’ll believe you." Awesome to know that complete douche-canoes like Frank D explain why Penguins fans are among the most hated in many NHL circles. If you are bored at work, throw James Neal's name into a Twitter search, you'll laugh your ass off. [Pensburgh]

Andrew Shaw had his discipline hearing last night after finishing a high hit on Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. The ruling will handed down before tomorrow night's game. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Despite Craig Anderson being an absolute stud, Henrik Lundqvist was a tad better as he lead the New York Rangers to a 1-0 shutout over the Ottawa Senators. Public Enemy No. 1 Brian Boyle scored the winner for the Rangers. [Silver Seven, Blueshirt Banter]

Despite being an alleged crybaby, Milan Lucic got the final laugh after Roman Hamrlik tipped a Zdeno Chara blast into his own net, a goal which stood as the difference in Boston's 4-3 win. [SCOC, Japers Rink]

The St. Louis Blues jumped out to a 4-1 lead and hung on late after the San Jose Sharks bridged the gap to 4-3. Jason Arnott's still got it, folks. [St. Louis Game Time, Fear the Fin]

Finally, Daniel Sedin has joined the Vancouver Canucks in Los Angeles and hopes to play in tomorrow night's do-or-die game against the Kings. Is this a smart tactic or does it reek of desperation? [Puck Daddy]

Monday Night's Three Stars:

1. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) 39 SV, 0GA, 1.000SV%, SO, W

2. Zdeno Chara (BOS) 1G, 2A, 3PTS, GWG, 26:29TOI

3. Craig Anderson (OTT) 22SV, 1GA, 0.957SV%