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Thursday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers gameday links

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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 Thursday, March 14, 2013:

Jets vs. Rangers notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the New York Rangers. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Rangers, check out our pals at Blueshirt Banter. [Blueshirt Banter]

Ken Wiebe preaches to the masses by saying that the Jets will have to extend their recent success at home tonight. [Winnipeg Sun]

Is it possible that Colton Orr's extracurriculars in his fight against Chris Thorburn (read: late bombs) spark the Jets in their 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs? Gary Lawless investigates. [WFP]

Chris Thorburn speaks on the art of fighting in the NHL: "Sometimes you might need a fight, sometimes you might not — depending on how we’re executing the game plan. We’ll see. They’re a team that feeds off that physical stuff. Especially in their building, you don’t want to give them any more momentum. If they don’t come out with any, you don’t want to give them anything they can feed off." [Winnipeg Sun]

An oldie but a goodie: Jason Kasdorf and Connor Hellebuyck are having monster seasons as members of the NCAA's College Hockey program. [Winnipeg Jets]

Around the NHL:

Corey Perry has been handed a four game suspension for his hit Tuesday night on Jason Zucker. [SB Nation]

Has Alexander Ovechkin simply stopped having fun playing in the NHL? [SB Nation]

The Buffalo Sabres could be looking to ship Ryan Miller out of town. The question becomes, who would want his 6.25MM cap hit through next season? [Die by the Blade]

Our pals at Silver Seven explain what they actually mean when they say they love Chris Neil. [Silver Seven]

Really sad news as Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is considering retirement after fracturing his skull back in November. [CBS Sports]

Finally, watch this cool video featuring Detroit Red Wings prospect Tomas Jurco. (VIDEO) [Puck Daddy]