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Altitude Check: Thursday, May 24, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

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This looks like the most fun I've ever seen in my entire life. And then there's Brad Richards...
This looks like the most fun I've ever seen in my entire life. And then there's Brad Richards...

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 24, 2012:

How the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) have faired in terms of sponsorships with the NHL's return. The results may surprise you. [Winnipeg Sun]

Even though the St. John's IceCaps got rolled by the Norfolk Admirals 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, there is still a lot to be optimistic about. [WFP]

More recap on Tuesday's game. [IceCaps]

The standing ovation that went on... and on.... and on... and... [CBC]

The New Jersey Devils jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before they disintegrated, allowing the Rangers to score three of their own. When the game looked destined for overtime, Ryan Carter took a great pass from Stephen Gionta, scoring what would be the game winner for the Devils. Zach Parise would add an empty-netter a few minutes later. New Jersey now leads the ECF 3-2. [In Lou We Trust, Blueshirt Banter]

Congrats to the Los Angeles Kings on advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals. I don't understand the issue with touching the Clarence Campbell Bowl when you so proudly wear Western Conference Champions hats though. Kinda makes you full of shit. [USA Today]

Dominik Jansky of Lighthouse Hockey believes that the Los Angeles Kings will be your 2012 Stanley Cup Champions. [SB Nation]

Justin Bourne has acquitted Dustin Brown of all charges relating to his hit on Michal Rozsival. [Backhand Shelf]

Shane Doan, Mike Smith and Keith Yandle went down swinging at the podium. I know that a lot of teams play the "us against the world" card, but in the case of the Coyotes, it's actually some apt imagery (regarding media and fans) [Ottawa Citizen]

Eulogizing the Phoenix Coyotes... [Puck Daddy]

... and a great pair. (careful, there's boobs!) [Puck Daddy]

The Stanley Cup Finals schedule is out. Game 1 goes Wednesday, May 30 in New Yawk. That's a blend of New York and Newark for all you Rhodes Scholars. Game time will be 7:00PM CST [ESPN]

How Twitter reacted to the Vancouver Canucks re-signing of head coach Alain Vigneault. [The Province]

Brian Campbell was your Lady Byng winner as per SB Nation (and Ben!) [SB Nation]

The Minnesota Wild just bolstered their line-up for the 2012-13 season by signing highly touted prospect Mikael Granlund. But will be be better than Charlie Coyle? [Star Tribune]

The Hershey Bears have extended their affiliation with the Washington Capitals for one year plus a team option in 2013-14. [Penn Live]

Finally, CBC is catching a lot of heat for rolling out their While the Men Watch Hockey online commentary which is tailored towards "the female sports fan". Seems pretty sexist to me. Here's a good post from a woman's perspective. Leave your opinions in the comments section. [PPP]

Wednesday Night Three Stars

1. Ryan Carter (NJD) 1G, 1PT, GWG

2. Ryan Callahan (NYR) 1G, 1PT (somehow not credited with any blocked shots per ESPN. I'll say he had 4.)

3. Stephen Gionta (NJD) 1G, 1A, 2PTS