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Altitude Check: Friday, June 8, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

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Adam Henrique: My mo-bro
Adam Henrique: My mo-bro

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 have reached the Stanley Cup Finals, Altitude Check will only be running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Here is what's in the news for Friday, June 8, 2012:

BREAKING: Congrats to Ondrej Pavelec, winner of the TSN Play of the Year 2012. Somewhere Alan Walsh is laughing maniacally about what possible bonuses could come from this. [TSN]

Urgh. Okay... I'll preface this for you: It's Friday afternoon. You're probably at the office, trying your best to bleed out the finals hours of your afternoon as best as you can. Well you're in luck! I have found a way for you to spend the next several hours drilling to the centre of you brain to rid yourself of this thought: Gary Lawless states that the Winnipeg Jets are not the Los Angeles Kings. That's right, you read that correctly: the Jets -- who missed the playoffs -- are not on the same level as the potential Stanley Cup Champs. Huh, no kidding. I would have thought they were on par. /sarcasm But hey, Jets fan are in luck. If they are able to draft like the Kings, they'll be fine. You know, after all, the Kings drafted Dustin Penner, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Justin Williams, Simon Gagne, Willie Mitchell, Brad Richardson, Matt Greene... oh, wait... scratch that... ahh... take it away, Lawless. [WFP]

On the plus side, Winnipeg Jets merchandise ranks tops in the NHL... for now. [WFP]

Furthermore, fans have been more than willing to open their wallets for the return of the NHL. The question now becomes how many losing seasons fans will deal with before they clam up? [Winnipeg Sun]

Matt Eichel sorts out the impending free agency of certain Winnipeg Jets. [Jets All Out]

Dun, dun, duuuuuuuunnnnnnn! [insert gopher meme] Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Finals goes tomorrow in New Jersey. Can the Devils complete an impeccable comeback to win the Cup or are the Kings just too dominant? [Jewels from the Crown, In Lou We Trust]

Good news for fans of the Devils, as it seems that their ownership issues have been resolved after adding new investors to help pay off that nearly 80MM of debt they owe this summer. [Puck Daddy]

In which the breasts of pornstars take centre stage. [Puck Daddy]

The sky is falling!!! David Jones of the Colorado Avalanche just re-upped for 4 years at 4MM per year. See ya later, Kyle Wellwood. [SB Nation]

Rejoice Jets fans, the Toronto Marlies are set to be swept in the Calder Cup Finals! [The AHL]

The Marlies find themselves in a 0-3 hole after a controversial overtime goal was scored against them last night. The AHL has come out and apologized to the team and their fans, stating that the wrong call was made, as if that's any kind of consolation for bad officiating. "Sorry dudes, my bad." [SB Nation]

Harrison Mooney interviews Roberto Luongo via twitter DM's.... or maybe it's just some random guy name Strombone? Who knows!? [PITB]

Steve Lepore on the art of bandwagon building. [SB Nation]

Could John Davidson be taking a position with the Columbus Blue Jackets? [SB Nation]

Our SB Nation pals at Defending Big D review some of the overhauls fans of EASPORTS NHL series can look forward to. [Defending Big D]

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper has denied the Goldwater Institute's request for a restraining order on the Glendale City Council vote on a proposed $325 million lease agreement for the Phoenix Coyotes. [AZ Central]

Jonathan Willis on how the 2011-12 Edmonton Oilers were built. Poorly? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? [Edmonton Journal]

Jersey fouls which include a tribute (Columbus) to defenseman Grant Clitsome. [Puck Daddy]

Finally, if only someone could have told Derek Boogard "no." [Backhand Shelf]