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Wednesday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets collect their first win of the season

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

Greg Fiume

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, January 23, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Crack the champagne, the Winnipeg Jets have won their first game of the 2013 season! [WFP]

For comprehensive post-game notes on the Washington Capitals, check out our pals over at Japers' Rink. [Japers' Rink]

Crazy stat: The Capitals have started 0-2 for the first time since 1996. [WFP]

More post game recap on Winnipeg's 4-2 win. [Winnipeg Sun]

Mike Ribeiro wasn't very happy with the treatment he received from last night's officiating crew after taking two high sticks that went uncalled: "They believe they're like above us or like more power, they feel power, I don't know. I think I need to just stay focused on my game and let them ref the way they want to ref. When you get high-sticked or [ask them for an] explanation what happened there?" [Washington Post]

Matt Eichel still isn't sold on the play of Czech goaltender Ondrej Pavelec: "Pavelec's last consistently good season as a goalie came a few years back - in 2007-08 to be exact - when he went 33-16-3, 2.77 GAA leading the AHL's Chicago Wolves to a Calder Cup Championship." [Jets All Out]

With their Tuesday night win over the Binghamton Senators, the St. John's IceCaps continue to inch back towards the .500 mark. [The Telegram]

Around the NHL:

A very in-depth analysis of PK Subban's ongoing contract negotiations. So, how does he stack up to defensemen around the NHL? [HEOTP]

More Subban fun as Travis Hughes discusses the possibility of any team *cough PHILADELPHIA! cough* signing PK to an offer sheet. (VIDEO) [Broad Street Hockey]

Apparently Nino Niederreiter's agent has asked for his client's trade from the New York Islanders. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Mike Gillis took to the airwaves stating that the Vancouver Canucks have a deal in place for Roberto Luongo. Your move, Dave Nonis. [SB Nation]

The Colorado Avalanche put on a touching tribute to Jessica Redfield who lost her life this summer in the Aurora, CO Batman shooting. [SB Nation]

Elliotte Friedman shares his 30 Thoughts including Jamie Benn's contract status with the Dallas Stars. [CBC]

Finally, watch as Niklas Backstrom absolutely fails on this clearance attempt which turned into a goal against. (VIDEO) [Puck Daddy]