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

Justin K. Aller

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, February 14, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Does racism fuel the Evander Kane controversy? Yes. [Winnipeg Sun]

More on the Jets' newest acquisition, Eric Tangradi. While I question his necessity, I will be donating $20.00 to True North Sports and Entertainment's Project 11 for every goal Tangradi scores this season. [WFP]

Paul Friesen plays the blame-game with the entire Jets' roster and front office. [Winnipeg Sun]

Welcome Edward Pasquale to the fold after the St. John's IceCaps goaltender was recalled to fill in for the injured Al Montoya. [WFP]

Here's a story of how sad humanity is: A Winnipeg family is now in court fighting over Jets' season tickets. [National Post]

Here is how the Jets have used their forwards so far this year. [Jets Nation]

Around the NHL:

The New Jersey Devils love spending picks on Alexei Ponikarovsky. [Puck Daddy]

Our pals at In Lou We Trust make the case for Stephane Matteau to stay with the Devils. [ILWT]

Why Jarmo Kekalainen is the perfect choice as General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets. [SB Nation]

After yesterday's breakdown of Team Canada, SB Nation's US hockey writers select Team USA. [SB Nation]

Andrew Brunette has been hired as a hockey operations adviser with the Minnesota Wild. [NHL.com]

Finally, watch as a disgruntled scores on himself before flipping off his coaches and leaving the game. (VIDEO) [Deadspin]