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Monday Morning Altitude Check: Training Camp opens, fun for all resumes

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

January 13, 2013 - Dustin Byfuglien takes part in day one of Winnipeg Jets' training camp
January 13, 2013 - Dustin Byfuglien takes part in day one of Winnipeg Jets' training camp
Melissa Martin

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 Monday, January 14, 2013:

The doors of the MTS Centre opened to the public yesterday as the masses took in a hockey practice. And it was said to be wonderful. []

Andrew Ladd will have to draw on past experience and become an active leader in the Jets' dressing room, says Gary Lawless. [WFP]

Cam Charron takes the Winnipeg Sun to task for their flamboyant defamation of Evander Kane. Check and mate. [Jets Nation]

The Jets will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 25th and better be prepared to give Sidney Crosby their best verbal jabs, lest they wish to be labeled soft by yours truly. [Winnipeg Sun]

Claude Noel says that Nik Antropov could start the season on the IR: "He’s got a small upper-body ailment and he’s day-to-day. He’ll be assessed during the week, whether he’s able to play on Saturday will be determined. We’re hopeful he that he will." [Winnipeg Sun]

Which would explain Ben Maxwell being put on waivers to be called up in case Antropov is dinged up. [Twitter, via Bob McKenzie]

Teemu Selanne wearing a Panty Dropper shirt. Yeah, it happened. [SB Nation]

Now that Brian Burke is out as the Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager, should the team part with Phil Kessel? [PPP]

Where will Damien Brunner sign? Why, the Detroit Red Wings, just like every other un-drafted European hockey player in their mid-twenties. [Winging It In Motown]

Jaromir Jagr makes his debut in the Western Conference. Weird. [Defending Big D]

Ilya Kovalchuk is auditioning for a roster spot in Russia's figure skating team in preparation for Sochi 2014. [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, Greg Wyshynski recaps the winners and losers of NBC's NHL broadcasting schedule. [Puck Daddy]