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Altitude Check: Thursday, May 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 Thursday, May 17, 2012:

Winnipeg Jets' young gun Evander Kane managed scored a goal and team Canada lost. Overall, Kaner had a pretty good showing. He was tied for the team lead in goals and was 6th on the squad in TIO. It will be nice to see what he can do as a first line player in Winnipeg next year. Jets Captain Andrew Ladd was Canada's player of the game in the loss. [IIHF]

Speaking of Winnipeg, the folks at TSN put together an in depth Off-Season Game Plan for our team. They look at needs, cap numbers, prospects, draft projections and they even source Good stuff! [TSN]

Speaking of prospects, Hockey's Future breaks down Jets' prospects and the impact of extended playoff runs on their development. I have been hearing some great things about Patrice Cormier. There is more and more talk about him being NHL ready. [HF]

The 2012 Young Stars Tournament has been cancelled. It was very excited to see that first glimpse of our Jets last year. Hopefully this is the only hockey that is cancelled next year. [Edmonton Journal]

The Ice Caps are not expected to win their upcoming series, it will be nice to see if they can pull it out. Here is a bit of a preview. [The Telegram]

More Ice Caps intel including High praises for Pasquale and Zinger. [Ice Flow]

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NHL Numbers put together a consensus Top 100 players for the NHL draft. [NHL Numbers]

Wednesday Night Three Stars

1. David Clarkson (NJD) 1G, GWG - He was solid all game.

2. Ilya Kovalchuk (NJD) 1G - He continues to rack up points.

3. Martin Brodeur (NJD) .920 SV%, 23 - Saves and an unlucky bounce.