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Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. Florida Panthers gameday links

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

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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 Tuesday, February 5, 2013:

Jets vs. Panthers notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Panthers, check out our pals at Litter Box Cats. [Litter Box Cats]

A really, really good story: True North Sports and Entertainment have created Project 11, an initiative to bring more awareness to mental health issues. From the article: "The Jets will host Hockey Talks on Feb. 7 as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at MTS Centre. That night the Jets will use in-house messaging to raise awareness to mental health issues and also have mental health resource guides available to fans. As well, Mike Keane will be on the concourse signing limited Rick Rypien hoodies for $150 each, with all proceeds going towards Mental Health Research". [WFP]

The Zach Redmond bandwagon is fired up and ready to go. [Winnipeg Sun]

What's not to like about Adam Lowry? Apparently, not much. [WFP]

Chris Thorburn hasn't been all too pleased with the team's recent penalty problems: "If you’re going to take a lot of penalties, your PK has to be strong. At this point of the season it’s not." [Winnipeg Sun]

Around the NHL:

Here's an interesting theory: Could NHLPA union leader Donald Fehr be the possible successor to Billy Hunter as the NBA's player union chief? Gary Bettman would be soooooooo jealous! [SB Nation]

Complete coverage of the 2013 Beanpot. [SB Nation]

The Minnesota Wild have traded Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Rupp. [Hockey Wilderness, Blueshirt Banter]

Though it took months, Lubomir Visnovsky is finally reporting to the New York Islanders this week. [ESPN]

After Mike Gillis was seen in attendance at Sunday's Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game, George McPhee denies any proposed trades aimed at landing Roberto Luongo or Corey Schneider in the making. I mean, it's not like his job depends on it or anything. [Globe & Mail]

Ales Hemsky scores a beautiful goal which is accompanied by the Mentos' horse-man. (VIDEO) [Puck Daddy]