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Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets at New York Islanders gameday news 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 Tuesday, April 2, 2013:

Jets at Islanders notes:

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

For comprehensive news and notes on the Islanders, check out our pals at Lighthouse Hockey. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Recapping last night's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers: "...the Jets power play, which generated scoring opportunities on its first chance, cost them the lead in the second. Not only did the Jets not cash in on a 39-second two-man advantage, they gave up a short-handed goal with one Ranger still in the box as Ryan Callahan beat Pavelec with a highlight-reel goal." [WFP]

More from the Winnipeg Sun. [Winnipeg Sun]

And if you're a masochist, here's more from our pals at Blueshirt Banter. [Blueshirt Banter]

What does the NHL Trade Deadline hold in store for the Jets? Tim Campbell explains. [WFP]

Could Drew Stafford be a potential deadline acquisition for Winnipeg? Our buddies at Jets Nation do some investigating. [Jets Nation]

Behold! The blessing of Dustin Byfuglien. [Jets All Out]

Around the NHL:

Don't look now, but the Columbus Blue Jackets might be the real deal. [SB Nation]

The San Jose Sharks have traded Michal Handzus to the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth round draft pick. [Fear the Fin, Second City Hockey]

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Robyn Regehr to the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of second round draft picks. [DBTB, JFTC]

The Calgary Flames have traded Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues for a lottery-protected first round pick and a heap of refuse because Jay Feaster is a moron. [SB Nation, SLGT]

Could Miikka Kiprusoff be on his way to joining the Toronto Maple Leafs? [Puck Daddy]

Finally, congrats to Joffrey Lupul who was named the NHL's first star of the week. [CBC]