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Altitude Check: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

Kiss the playoffs goodbye! We have a winner!
Kiss the playoffs goodbye! We have a winner!

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.

Ed. Note: Now that we are through with the Stanley Cup Finals, Altitude Check will only be running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is what's in the news for Wednesday, June 13, 2012:

I will start this off with a congratulations to the LA Kings for winning the first Stanley Cup in the history of the franchise. If you want an LA perspective on what went down that night, click here -> [Jewels From The Crown]

If you want read the loser perspective check out In Lou We Trust. For what it's worth, I don't know why you would want to read about a team that was not clutch, can't win big games and has an enigmatic Russian as their leading scorer... but here you go. -> [In Lou We Trust]

Bringing things back to Manitoba, Winkler Product and extreme pancaker Dustin Penner has a few thoughts on winning his second Stanley Cup. [Winnipeg Sun]

Jets news! Ed Tait continues his look at the Jets positional needs. He also turned up the volume on his bad puns. Today, the case for the defense is likely to rest. I really can't see a ton happening on the back end, but I would be all for the team adding a solid top 4 d man, who actually plays defense. Someone like Jason Garrison, Matt Carle or Barret Jackman would make me happy. [Winnipeg Free Press]

The Jets are listed among the "evil teams" that could peruse Roberto Luongo or Corey Crawford. I don't buy that the Jets are in play, but the rest of the article is gold! For example, this cracked me up.

"How good is Steve Tambellini at trading? Well, remember that story of the guy with the paper clip who traded up to a house? That is pretty much the reverse of what the Edmonton Oilers did when Chris Pronger said he wanted out. In a package that included Ladislav Smid (and the pick that became Jordan Eberle), they also got Joffrey Lupul. They traded Joffrey Lupul for Joni Pitkanen, Joni Pitkanen for Erik Cole, Erik Cole for Patrick O’Sullivan, and Patrick O’Sullivan for Jim Vandermeer."

For more of that -> [The Province]

We learned last week that the Jets are not the LA Kings. Today I learned that the Jets are not the Boston Bruins either. Apparently this can be a good think as the Jets didn't sign Chris Kelly to a 4 year, $12 million dollar deal. Cam Charron explains why they paid too much. [NHL Numbers]

Also, the Fighting Sioux are the Fighting Sioux no more! Out of the kindness of their self interest, voters decided to do away with the name. [Winnipeg Sun]

Rob Lowe heard about the Sioux. He was not impressed. He blamed Winnipeg. Winnipeg was not impressed. [Winnipeg Free Press]

For those who aren't in the know, Rob Lowe is in town in an attempt to profit from the death of a baby. <-Too Far?