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Altitude Check: Friday, July 13, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

Cam Janssen getting pummelled by something (someone) other than his own words.
Cam Janssen getting pummelled by something (someone) other than his own words.

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 Friday, July 13, 2012:

See that silver recorder to the left, and then later to the right? That's our very own Ryan Blight in Keith McCambridge's scrum. []

A few words from General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to the prospects: "Some of them may pull on other organization’s jerseys. Maybe a trade happens or something. It’s hard to put numbers on. One thing is for sure. We’re going to give them the best opportunity we can from our side. Obviously they’re going to have to hold up their end of the bargain as well." [Winnipeg Sun]

Ivan Telegin is looking to be be ready by September as he rehabs his hand injury. [WFP]

Zach Redmond on the potential of the NHL lockout: "It really would stink." Well said. [Winnipeg Sun]

Ed Tait is speaking my language on explaining why Carl Klingberg is a cool dude: "I'm not a surfer dude. That might have been my lack of language, saying 'cool' and 'dude' last year. I'm learning English still and it's getting better, but sometimes I still use funny words. For example, I didn't know this but when I said the 'joker' it came out the 'yoker' and everybody laughed so bad and I didn't understand. I learned there is a 'J' pronunciation, not a 'Y.' We don't do that in Sweden. So 'cool' and 'dude'... I might not use them in interviews anymore. But I'll probably still use them in the locker-room." Gnarly, bro! [WFP]

Lukas Sutter. Super competitive. [Winnipeg Sun]

Claude Noel on Development Camp thus far: "It’s been good, I’ve really enjoyed it and I’ve been impressed with what (Jet Coordinator of Player Development) Jimmy Roy has done. It’s really not an evaluation process, it’s about learning to become a pro. And I’m really interested in seeing some of the young players from last year and seeing them now how they improved, how their skills have gotten better and they’ve got a little bigger." [WFP]

Cody Sol may not skate fast or shoot hard, but he's always got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary ready to smash your face. [Winnipeg Sun]

Tim Stapleton's exit interview: "Last year in Winnipeg was the absolute best for me. It was by far my favourite year in my career. I've played in Europe, I've done a lot of things and been all over the minors, but the fans in Winnipeg and the support, the guys on the team... it's sad for me."[WFP]

Our friend Laura Astorian says it best when dealing with the idiocy of Cam Janssen's latest interview: "Cam Janssen opens mouth, embarrasses self with classless comments" Sweet PR move, bro. I'm sure the Devils are pumped that they just signed you to a new one year deal. Here's his thoughts on gay players in the locker room: "Oh, if he's sucking [expletive] he's getting his ass kicked. [Laughter]" You're a riot, buddy. [Thrashing the Blues, Puck Daddy]

Our friend Patrick Burke handled the situation in stride:

BREAKING: Here is Cam Janssen's public statement.[]

Apparently Roberto Luongo is a beast at poker. [Puck Daddy]

More Vancouver Canucks news, Mikael Samuelsson has an axe to grind with his former team's management: "Looking back at it now, it might have been good to be traded, I got extra time to rehab and come back fully fit. I liked it a lot in Florida, but it was tough leaving the Sedins, Edler and the other guys up in Vancouver. I didn’t think very highly of management, so in that way I didn’t mind." [PITB]

Teemu Selanne has re-signed a 1YR 4.5MM deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Teemu Forever! [SB Nation]

Florida Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad has decided to play another year for the University of Minnesota. [Litter Box Cats]

After recently trading for Derek Roy, the Dallas Stars have learned that a shoulder injury will keep him out of the line-up until at least November. [Defending Big D]

Finally, here are Zach Parise's new Minnesota Wild themed Easton gloves. [Backhand Shelf]