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Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Wednesday August 15, 2012

June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on stage at the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center.  Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on stage at the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

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, August 15, 2012:

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Team Canada won the fourth and final game of their series against Russia leaving the series tied 2-2. So they played an extra frame to determine a winner, and Ryan Strome potted the big goal for Canada. "That's going to probably stick in my mind for a long time," Scheifele said of Strome's series clincher. "He's a great player he really helped us get over that hump. He's got an unbelievable shot and unbelievable moves." [TSN]

OHL Prospects finishes their look at each NHL team's OHL prospects with the Winnipeg Jets. Mark Scheifele, Ivan Telegin, Julian Melchiori, Cody Sol, Austen Brassard and Scott Kosmachuk are discussed. [OHL Prospects]

Player rep Ron Hainsey does not believe it is time to panic yet Kent. "I don't think we're at the point where it's panic time because we've got meetings scheduled for the next four weeks," Jets NHLPA rep Ron Hainsey said Tuesday from Toronto. "But we both think we have some teams that need help and the players are willing to help in that regard to make sure these teams are in good standing for the long term. We want to make sure we can help these teams and fix the system now so that teams that aren't as fortunate as those in markets that are driving revenue up are going to be healthy in the long term." [WFP]

The owners want to reduce costs by giving the players a smaller proportion of revenue. The players want to increase revenue sharing for smaller market teams. Gary Lawless believes a combination of the two is good for Jets fans. [WFP]

The NHLPA's CBA proposal on Tuesday includes a reduction in the share of revenue given to the players, but also addresses more help for small-market teams. Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy gives the details. [Puck Daddy]

The Ice Caps are heading to the other end of the island. Their training camp will be held in Corner Brook. The team will also spread three games across the province. [The Telegram]

The Free Press liked the Sun's article about local businesses wanting a resolution to collective bargaining so much that they decided to write their article on the same topic. [WFP]

Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien are spending some of their free time catching fish in BC. [Instagram, Instagram] New goalie Mark Dekanich was not to be out-done. [Lockerz]

The Telegram of St. John's checks in with the Ice Caps regarding the possibility of the team playing games in Winnipeg in the event of the lockout after the Winnipeg Sun's article on the topic. There are no plans for any AHL games to be played in Winnipeg. [The Telegram]

Backhand Shelf gives you permission to not care about the negotiations surrounding the collective bargaining agreement. [Backhand Shelf]

Max Pacioretty signed a six-year contract extensions with Montreal worth $27 million, giving the Jets and Evander Kane another comparison as contract negotiations continue. [Montreal Gazette]