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Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Monday August 27, 2012

WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 6: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets and Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins collide in NHL action at the MTS Centre on December 6, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 6: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets and Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins collide in NHL action at the MTS Centre on December 6, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
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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 Monday, August 27, 2012:


NHL.com takes a look at some of the hardest slap shots in the history of the league. Big Buff is in not on the list, but he is in the same ball park. [NHL.com]

Winnipeg Jets fans have been looking at the Taylor Hall contract as a comparable for Evander Kane, Can Charron takes a look at the Hall deal and assesses the risk. [Backhand Shelf]

NHL Numbers tells us why the Minnesoda Wild still suck. [NHL Numbers]

Training camp for the Barrie Colts opens today. Apparently Mark Scheifele and Tanner Pearson will both be in attendance for camp. [Barrie Colts]

The Goalie Guild tells us why an injury may have benefited Tuukka Rask. [Goalie Guild]

There is no room for Alex Ovechkin in the KHL, now that they have Timmy Stapes! [Puck Daddy]

The Puck Daddy folk ponder if Star NHLers will or won't go to the KHL [Puck Daddy]