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, September 3, 2012:
Olli Jokinen is prepping for his first year in Winnipeg.... by having his daughter feed him one-timers. [WFP]
Zach Bogosian's wrist surgery was a success and now we play the waiting game... Okay, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry, Hungry Hippo's! More details on the original injury from Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff: "After resuming his on-ice training earlier this month, the wrist problem flared up again to the point surgery was deemed the best option. While we are disappointed Zach will be out for an extended period of time, we look forward to getting him to Winnipeg to begin his rehab with our training staff and getting him back on the ice as soon as possible." [Winnipeg Sun]
The arts community could rake in the disposable income of Jets fans, should an NHL lockout take place. [Winnipeg Sun]
Olli Jokinen talks NHL lockout. [Winnipeg Sun]
Taking a look at a busy offseason full of moves in the Southeast Division. [WFP]
The Barrie Colts won their first game of the OHL exhibition, defeating Owen Sound 3-1. No word on whether or not Mark Scheifele hit the score sheet. [Barrie Colts]
And so, as the dawn of the third NHL lockout in the last twenty years looms in the near distance, both the NHL and NHLPA have ceased conversations with each other. Once again, die hard hockey fans lose. [SB Nation]
Harrison Mooney provides his take on the pending lockout, which is a gem of a read: "We are the children in this divorce. This isn't our fault. Sure, we'll suffer as children always suffer in these disputes, but we did nothing wrong. It has nothing to do with us, and threatening to run away from home unless our parents make up accomplishes nothing outside of underscoring how precociously naive we are. These boycotts don't make anyone take us seriously because they make us look like petulant kids. They don't merit action. They merit a tousling of the hair, an acknowledgement that maybe one day we'll understand, but sometimes this is just how it is. Hockey fans can do a great many things. Settling a fight between millionaires and billionaires is not one of them." [Puck Daddy]
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Jordan Martinook to a three-year ELC. [TSN]
The Hockey Writers tell us why Jordan Eberle is underpaid and underrated. /headexplodes [The Hockey Writers]
Finally, contrary to the views expressed by Mooney above, one of the greatest hockey video's ever, entitled Together We Can. Dammit, it's so dusty in here! [Backhand Shelf]