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Thursday Morning Altitude Check: All aboard the Jacob Trouba bandwagon

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

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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 Thursday, October 3, 2013:

Jets' news:

Tim Campbell recaps Tuesday night's win against the Edmonton Oilers. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Fighting is having its place in the NHL questioned lately so who better to ask about the importance of knuckle-chucking than a player who's career depends on it. That's right, Chris Thorburn opposes a ban on fighting; shock of all shocks. Ed. Note: The article sources quotes from a variety of Jets' players other than Thorburn. [Winnipeg Sun]

In which Craig Heisinger goes head-to-head with a moose. [Winnipeg Free Press]

He's been known for popping collars (probably) but now watch as Evander Kane pops water bottles. Gatorade does not endorse this video. [Winnipeg Sun]

Jim Matheson is buying the hype, touting defenceman Jacob Trouba as a player to watch: "Remember this rookie. Trouba scored the his team's fourth and tying goal in the third period of the Jets' 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night and should be on the list of Calder Trophy candidates as best first-year player in the National Hockey League come season’s end." [Edmonton Journal]

Around the NHL:

Ilya Bryzgalov and the city of Las Vegas. What could possibly go wrong? [TSN]

In case you couldn't tell by the look plastered on his face last night, George Parros is super concussed. [CBC]

Our pal J.R. Lind welcomes us to Conference III. Join the arms race! [Conference III]

Unlike their NHLPA counterparts, three NHL General Managers have stated they want to eliminate fighting from the game. Huge points if you can guess all three. [SB Nation]

Gary Betman took himself a little catnap last night while at the Chicago Blackhawks season opener. The Hawks went on to defeat the (read: my) Washington Capitals 6-4. [Deadspin]

An interesting twist on hockey art, chronicling some of the Boston Bruins most famous goals. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Finally, watch Pavel Datsyuk do disgusting things on his backhand. [SB Nation]

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