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Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Blake Wheeler Believes He Can Score 30

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

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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.

Here is what's in the news for Wednesday, September 26, 2012:

Blake Wheeler believes he can become a 30 goal scorer at the NHL level: "I think I can score 30 goals, that’s a good goal for me. But you have to get 20 before you get 30. It’s the start of something really good. I feel the sky is the limit for me in Winnipeg. It’s just a really good fit for me. That’s why I’m really excited to get back at it, as soon as possible." Hey, there's only so many 31.5MM contracts to go around, guys! [Winnipeg Sun]

Speaking of money to burn, check out Evander Kane's personalized headrests, proving once and for all that you can get anything if the price is right. [Twitter]

Jim Slater has more good things to say about the city of Winnipeg: "Right now I'm just getting re-acclimated to the city... grocery shopping and getting stuff for the condo. We're still humans and like to do human things. This city has what you need to have fun and there's times you can get out of the city and go fishing. I've got no problem being here and finding things to do." [WFP]

Dennis Beyak remains optimistic that the NHL season will start on time. [Jets Report]

Mondetta and Richlu Manufacturing have begun designing Jets' merchandise. [WFP]

Chris Johnston briefs you on everything you need to know regarding the stalemate reached in the NHL lockout. [Yahoo! Sports]

The Vancouver Canucks have hired Dan Cloutier as their goaltending consultant, prompting all 29 other NHL coaches to say "just shoot from centre ice". [Nucks Misconduct]

As someone who became a Washington Capitals fan during their magical 1998 Stanley Cup Finals' run, this moment will forever haunt me. [Japers' Rink]

Nikolai Zherdev needs to find his way back to the NHL, like.... NOW! [Puck Daddy]

Finally, Justin Bourne critiques the dreadfulness of european jerseys with brutal honesty. [Backhand Shelf]