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Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets news and notes for Friday, July 14, 2017

Your morning helping of NHL news and notes.

2015 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Winnipeg Jets News:

The Jets signed 2015 draft pick Mason Appleton to an entry-level contract. Appleton was a forward at Michigan State University. (Jets.com)

NHL News:

Despite the predatory nature of the San Jose Sharks offersheet of Niklas Hjarlmarsson seven years ago, few offersheets have occurred since. (Fear the Fin)

Have the Minnesota Wild actually made any attempts to improve this offseason? (Hockey Wilderness)

Can the Dallas Stars show improvement after what is seen as a strong offseason? (Defending Big D)

Hilary Knight has turned social media into a tool to market herself and her team’s success. (Excelle Sports)

More and more players are getting larger and larger signing bonuses the closer the NHL and NHLPA gets to needing to negotiate a new CBA. (TSN.ca)

Elliotte Friedman’s final 30 Thoughts of the season includes information on Connor McDavid’s new deal and why Matt Duchene is currently still with the Colorado Avalanche. (Sportsnet)

And finally Pittsburgh Penguins majority owner Ron Burkle on back to back Stanley Cups and why he did not sell the team alongside Mario Lemieux. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)