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Altitude Check: Monday, May 7, 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 7, 2012:

A fantastic weekend for the St. John's IceCaps who took both Games 3 and 4 from the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. [Game 3 Box, Game 4 Box]

Recapping Game 3. [The Telegram]

Recapping Game 4. [The Telegram]

Behind the scenes with Winnipeg's athletic therapists. []

After losing a heartbreaker to the USA in overtime on Saturday, Team Canada will start Devan Dubnyk in hopes of getting back on track today as they face France at the Worlds. Hey look, Cristobal Huet is starting for France! [Canoe]

France will be without Sasha Treille who will probably be suspended the remainder of the tournament for this vicious head shot on Roman Starchenko. (Not for the squeamish) I would provide you to the Puck Daddy link, but as always, their comments section is being run by mouth breathing troglodytes. Spare your blood pressure the unnecessary fluctuation. [YouTube]

Marc-Edouard Vlasic will miss the remainder of the World Championships after injuring his leg. Good thing they're bringing in Kyle Quincey. [Guelph Mercury]

In which Ryan Getzlaf is accused of getting in bar fights. Careful, it's Finnish. []

BREAKING: Congrats to former Winnipeg Jet Norm MacIver, the newly appointed Assistant General Manager of the Chicago Blackhawks. MacIver will fill in for the recently departed Marc Bergevin as the right hand man to current GM Stan Bowman. For those of you who don't recall, MacIver holds a special place in Jets history, being the last player to score a goal for the club before being moved to Phoenix. [TSN]

Congrats to the Los Angeles Kings, whose 2-1 victory on Sunday swept the St. Louis Blues from the semifinals. Up next, a shot at the Campbell Trophy. [Jewels from the Crown, St. Louis Game Time]

Cam Charron analyzes the rise of the Kings. [Backhand Shelf]

Happy 40th birthday Martin Brodeur, you old bastard you! How did you celebrate it? Why, by helping the New Jersey Devils push the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of course. No big deal, he also assisted on an empty netter. [In Lou We Trust, Broad Street Hockey]

Claude Giroux could find himself in some hot soup for this hit on Dainius Zubrus. But since he's a star player not named Alexander Ovechkin, probably not. [SB Nation]

Rumour Mill: Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes? Then he and Eric can just rock out to Peaches & Herb's "Reunited and it feels so good" on constant loop. Pull the trigger, Rutherford! [SB Nation]

Remember when the Nashville Predators sat out their leading scorer (Alexander Radulov) and his Belarusian accomplice (Andrei Kostitsyn) for no reason in Game 4 and they got shutout? That was super sweet! Barry Trotz must be the guy at the blackjack table who gets 21 and then boisterously proclaims: "HIT ME!". But hey, now that they're down 3-1 in the series it's going to be hilarious watching Trotz get on his knees begging these two to play. [On the Forecheck]

Rostislav Klesla (not "Rusty", seriously, do we have to anglicize everything!?) will be suspended one game for his illegal check on Matt Halischuk. [Puck Daddy]

Finally, RIP MCA. The world lost a tremendously gifted artist on Friday. Paul's Boutique will forever be one of my favourite albums.