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Altitude Check: Monday, May 21, 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 Monday, May 21, 2012:

BREAKING: The Carolina Hurricanes has re-signed defensemen Jamie McBain and Bobby Sanguinetti and forward Nicolas Blanchard today. [Canes Country]

Your 2012 Winnipeg Jets draft day hats. [Superstar Sports]

Sigh, the story of the night the Jets returned, which isn't true at all, as the news was only speculated by David Shoalts. If you don't believe that "Jets Day" is truly May 31 then I'm sorry, but you're an idiot... [Winnipeg Sun]

... like Pete Tessier. I wish I could celebrate Christmas in May too, but alas, common sense prevails. [Hockey Buzz]

Ed Tait and Shane Hnidy on what the Winnipeg Jets need to make them Stanley Cup contenders: A higher payroll for better players and a Vezina finalist in net. [WFP]

St. John's head coach Keith McCambridge on what the IceCaps need to improve upon in the Eastern Conference Finals. "We have to try and get more pucks behind the goaltender (Dustin Tokarski). We knew this was going to be a tight-checking series, we knew our opponent was going to be strong and they are all that." How about keeping the puck out of your net? The IceCaps have been outscored 9-2 in the series first two games. That's bad. [Winnipeg Sun]

Game 3 of the series will go tonight at the Mile One Centre in St. John's. [The AHL]

Meet the IceCaps training staff: The true unsung heroes. [The Telegram]

Reviewing prospect Ivan Telegin. (sorry, this one doesn't contain a slideshow) [Bleacher Report]

The Phoenix Coyotes have staved off elimination at least long enough to give fans one more night of hockey. Can they actually do the unthinkable and win four straight and claim the Clarence Campbell Bowl? [Five For Howling, Jewels from the Crown]

Shane Doan, a true leader. [USA Today]

Why a Stanley Cup Finals appearance is only a matter of time for the Los Angeles Kings. [SB Nation]

Travis Hughes has SB Nation hockey bloggers are in agreement as they have Jonathan Quick pegged as his 2012 Vezina Trophy winner. I BOISTEROUSLY AGREE! [SB Nation]

New York Rangers forward Brandon Prust has been suspended one game for his vicious elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov. (video) [NHL]

John Tortorella and Peter Deboer continue their war of words through the media leading up to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight. The Rangers currently lead the series 2-1. [PHT]

Jacob Josefson in, Petr Sykora out for the New Jersey Devils? [Fire and Ice]

Congrats to Team Russia, your international hockey overlords. They dismantled every and all opposition at this years World Championships, lead by Evgeny Malkin whose 11 goals and 8 assists set a new record at the tournament. [CBC, IIHF]

More WC Finals recap, including a touching moment, when Zdeno Chara accepted his Player of the Game award donning a Pavol Demitra jersey. Demitra was one of the many who perished in the tragic Lokomotiv plane crash in 2011. [Puck Daddy]

Finally, check out this sweet Jonathan Quick ad which is full of sexual innuendo. Happy holiday Monday all! [Puck Daddy]

Sunday Night Three Stars

1. Shane Doan (PHX) 2G, 2PTS, GWG

2. Mike Smith (PHX) 27SV, 0GA, 1.000SV%, W, SO

3. Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHX) 24:53 TOI