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Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets News and Headlines, Wednesday August 29, 2012

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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 Wednesday, August 29, 2012:

Sports Illustrated thinks that the offseason moves of the Jets pale in comparison to those of the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes. [SI]

While Evander Kane remains unsigned, Ken Wiebe explains why fans shouldn’t get bent out of shape over it: "Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and Kane’s agent, Craig Oster, have been keeping discussions private, choosing not to negotiate through the media. You can’t blame them for that. So the lack of Kane’s signature on the dotted line doesn’t mean there are any substantial road blocks to overcome though either. It simply means the sides are trying to find common ground, both in length of contract and dollar amount. No lines have been drawn in the sand. No take-it-or-leave-it offers are on the table." [Winnipeg Sun]

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the city of Winnipeg shouldn't have a problem supporting the Jets, Bombers and Goldeyes until at least 2035. Unless, you know… the dollar crashes. [WFP]

A look at the development of defenseman Paul Postma as he hopes to make the Jets roster this year. []

Ezra Ginsburg outlines the ten must-see home games at the MTS Centre this year. [Illegal Curve]

Robert Cleave diagnosis the quality of competition as it relates to the TOI of Jets’ forwards. [Jets Nation]

Matt Eichel presents his thoughts on the NHL’s past and present labour disputes; how they pertain to the Winnipeg Jets and why a luxury tax system won’t work. [Jets All Out]

Down Goes Brown handicaps the winners and losers of the summer. [Down Goes Brown]

James Neal has been ranked as the top left wing in fantasy hockey, despite being a right winger. []

Watch Evgeny Artyukhin dismember Pakhrutdin Gimatov’s face during Donbass Cup play. [Puck Daddy]

Mike Snee – former Director of Minnesota Hockey and Director of Corporate Sales for the Minnesota Wild – has been selected as the new Executive Director of College Hockey, Inc. He will replace Paul Kelly who stepped down from the role earlier this year. Friend of the Blog Nate Ewell had filled the position in the interim. [SB Nation]

In the event of a lockout, where will prominent Russian superstars Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin wind up? [Post Gazette, Washington Post]

Our pals at Lighthouse Hockey tell us that NHL fans shouldn’t be panicked over the CBA’s resolution… yet. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Finally, Daniel Wagner delves into the lack of advance stats as they pertain to defensemen, making it difficult to assess their true value. [Backhand Shelf]