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Friday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets season comes to a somber close

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 Friday, April 26, 2013:

Winnipeg Jets' news:

Recapping the Jets' season ending loss to the Montreal Canadiens. [Winnipeg Free Press]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Canadiens, check out our pals at Eyes on the Prize. [Eyes on the Prize]

Kirk Penton argues that the Jets' still can't wash away the Atlanta Thrashers failures. [Winnipeg Sun]

Congrats to Zach Redmond, winner of the 2013 Dan Snyder Memorial award. [Winnipeg Free Press]

In which Nik Antropov drives fans crazy with his play. What, no Ron Hainsey!? [Winnipeg Sun]

Evander Kane talks about his evolving game: "I think I improved this year and I want to improve next year. It's tough when you have half a season in terms of judging stats. Guys can get hot for 30, 40 games then cool off for the next 50. You never know what'll happen." [Winnipeg Free Press]

Handing out the Jets' final season grades. [CBC]

Around the NHL:

It looks like Sidney Crosby is ready to make his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins line-up just in time for the playoffs. [SB Nation]

After Dustin Brown was suspended two games for his elbow to the face of Jason Pomminville, our pals at Jewels from the Crown called into question the NHL's wheel of justice. [Jewels from the Crown]

Three Staal's, one line. Too bad they did nothing but bury the Jets' playoff hopes last night. []

Duncan Keith recently got himself in hot water for some sexist comments towards a female reporter. Cam Cole comes to his defence. [National Post]

So that Connor McDavid is really, really good. [CBC]

How much did the Toronto Maple Leafs' love of fighting help them in qualifying for the 2013 playoffs? [NHL Numbers]

Finally, good luck to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are still somehow fighting for their playoff lives. [Puck Daddy]