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Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Zach Bogosian is doubtful to dress for start of NHL season

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

Marianne Helm

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 Tuesday, January 8, 2013:

Zach Bogosian won't be ready to play come the start of the season, but is hopeful to get back in action soon: "It’s coming along. Obviously, it’s a long, slow process. I’m just going to take it day-by-day." [Winnipeg Sun]

It seems as though some NHL teams are hoping to play in a 49-game season, the extra being an exhibition prior to a January 19th start. [WFP]

Olli Jokinen talks about what it takes to building a winner in the locker room: "You're not going to win the Stanley Cup just having 20 nice guys in the room. It's not like you have to be the biggest a--hole or anything. But if you do the same mistakes over and over again, it's not about the skill, it's the mindset the player has. This game is more mental than anything else." [Winnipeg Sun]

True North Sports and Entertainment have thanked their fans by sending out a letter. Yeah, that'll go a long way. [WFP]

Meanwhile, the players continue to trumpet the forgive and forget mantra, which is really as much as they can do. [Winnipeg Sun]

Craig Heisinger is saying all the right things while assessing how NHL-ready Mark Scheifele is: "This year, it's not a race. Guys mature and get better at different times. He'll get to where he's going in due time, when he's ready, not when somebody else thinks he's ready." [WFP]

Don't get too revved up about Stanley Cup aspirations in a lockout-shortened season, the Jets are a 50/1 shot at hockey's greatest trophy. [Sportsnet]

Greg Wyshynski runs down the winners and losers of the NHL lockout, including some Ron Hainsey love. [Puck Daddy]

A rundown of post-lockout FAQ's. [SB Nation]

Lubomir Vishnovsky intends on remaining with the KHL's Slovan Bratislava rather than returning to play for the New York Islanders. Eeesh. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Andrew Berkshire tackles the apparent decline of Hockey Canada. [HEOTP]

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar will have his knee tested and may miss the start of the season. [CBC]

The Dallas Stars will try to get Jamie Benn signed in an awful hurry. [Defending Big D]

Finally, Justin Bourne lists the Top-10 stories leading into the 2013 season. [Backhand Shelf]