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Friday Morning Altitude Check: Things go from bad to worse as Winnipeg Jets drop five in a row

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

Richard Wolowicz

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 5, 2013:

Jets at Canadiens Notes:

Recapping last night's disappointing loss to the Montreal Canadiens. [Winnipeg Sun]

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

Ed Tait gives his take on the 4-1 loss: "The Jets fell for the fifth consecutive game Thursday night, serving up another indifferent effort in a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre that not only drops them out of top spot in the Southeast Division, but down to 10th in the Eastern Conference at 18-19-2." [WFP]

Why a late season collapse is typical of the Jets: "Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff did nothing for his team’s present at the trade deadline this week. He did nothing for its future, either. Now its past is reaching up and grabbing it by the throat. The history of this franchise is all about late-season swoons, and we can’t imagine a collapse more complete than what we’re seeing right now." [Winnipeg Sun]

Hey, some good news! Jets' license plates have raised up to $800K for charity. [CBC]

Around the NHL:

Bow down to the Washington Capitals, your new Southeast Division overlords! [SB Nation]

For the stat-heads: A visual guide to Fenwick. [EOTP]

Next year's Winter Classic is to be announced on Sunday to announce that the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs wi -- oh my gawd, THAT'S RAY SHERO'S MUSIC!!! [Toronto Star]

Finally, it seems as though early indications were false and Sidney Crosby isn't suffering from concussion-like symptoms after taking a Brooks Orpik bomb to the teeth. That's good! [Puck Daddy]