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Altitude Check: Kyle Connor makes good on his chance

The Canes make a Wild trade, the Jets survive injuries, and trade bait!

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets News

Kyle Connor is trying to take advantage of his second opportunity on the top line this season. (Winnipeg Free Press)

As much as I have talked about the Winnipeg Jets looking off this year, one cannot overlook how well they have survived injuries this year. (Regina Leader-Post)

Speaking of struggles: the Jets are still one of the top teams in the NHL and are a Stanley Cup favourite. (ESPN)

Hockey News

The Minnesota Wild decided they wanted to get worse and traded Nino Niederreiter for Victor Rask. (Hockey Wilderness)

Some players are going to be finding new homes in about a month. Which ones will they be and where will they go? (Sportsnet)

Brooks Orpik has not looked like a NHL defenceman for years and yet he remains one of the last of his kind. (Toronto Star)

The playoff format has been criticized from day one, but how would things look with a different format? (Sportsnet)

Team rankings with coaches quotes. That’s it. That’s the piece. (Sportsnet)

The NHL and NHLPA are starting negotiations on the next World Cup of Hockey and this can be a good sign for labour peace. (CBC.ca)

Tage Thompson has had the most unusual- development path this season and it continues on and on and on. (Buffalo News)