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Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Friday August 17, 2012

Would you welcome more of this on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?
Would you welcome more of this on the Winnipeg Jets blueline?

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, August 17, 2012:

We are still accepting entries for next Monday's edition of the AIH Mailbag, remember to send in your thoughts or questions to us via Twitter @arcticicehockey, or email us at

And it begins... The story of a family squabbling over Jets season tickets. [WFP]

The Hockey Writers rank the top ten Canadian players from the Canada-Russia Challenge. Mark Scheifele comes in at number five. Somehow, Malcom Subban isn't in their top three. [The Hockey Writers]

Matt Eichel provides more outlook on Scheifele's play at the four game tournament, as well as that of Lukas Sutter. [Jets All Out]

More, more, more! The Winnipeg Jets official website also talks about their prospects experiences at the tournament. []

Winnipeg Whiteout suggests that perhaps the Jets should look at acquiring defenseman Cory Sarich. [Winnipeg Whiteout]

Do some NHLers use ghost writers to handle their Twitter accounts? Justin Bourne investigates. [Backhand Shelf]

Despite raising some eyebrows, Gary Bettman states there is still a significant gap between the NHLPA's counterproposal and what NHL owners wish to achieve with the CBA. Tick.... tick.... tick.... tick.... /saveusJackBauer [SB Nation]

Here are your NHL 13 team and player rankings. Dustin Byfugilen comes in as the Jets highest rated player. EA Sports' development crew also have a soft spot for Ondrej Pavelec. [Puck Daddy]

It looks as though current owner of the Portland Winterhawks Bill Gallacher could be interested in purchasing the New Jersey Devils. [SB Nation]

Finally, Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau has a one-on-one interview with CSN Washington. Read the Coles Notes version here. [Anaheim Calling]