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Monday Morning Altitude Check: Ron Hainsey voted one of NHL's most 100 influential people by The Hockey News

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


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 28, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Recapping last night's 5-4 overtime win over the New York Islanders. [WFP]

Overtime games means double the recap! [Winnipeg Sun]

For comprehensive post-game coverage on the New York Islanders, check out our pals over at Lighthouse Hockey. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Ron Hainsey was recently ranked the NHL's 13th most influential hockey person by The Hockey News. [WFP]

Despite currently being tied for second in team assists (3), Freep editors will have you know that Evander Kane isn't being paid to pass. [WFP]

Happy 50th birthday to Dancin' Gabe Langlois! [Winnipeg Sun]

Around the NHL:

In which Jason Arnott fails his physical with the New York Rangers. [Yahoo! Sports]

Seriously guys, can we cool it on the Nail Yakupov celebration? Dude was just yoked up! [SB Nation]

The AHL held their All-Star Skills competition tonight in which Team West defeated Team East 14-12. The All-Star Game goes tomorrow night at 6:00PM CST on Sportsnet West. [The AHL]

More and more, NHL teams are hiring beat reporters to cover their teams. Is this the future of NHL media? [Puck Daddy]

Though it took him five games, Alexander Ovechkin finally scored his first goal of the season. [CBC]

Finally, everything Andrei Markov had touched in 2013 turns to gold. Hopefully he can stay healthy for the rest of the year. [Toronto Sun]