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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, February 21, 2013:

Jets vs. Hurricanes notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Hurricanes, check out our pals at Canes Country. [Canes Country]

Remember Blake Wheeler? He's back. In pog form. [Winnipeg Sun]

In order to win, Pavelec is the key. And hey, anonymous sources! More on this later. [WFP]

Congrats to our Twitter pal Eric O'Dell who potted his second professional hat-trick last night. [NHL.com]

Around the NHL:

The end of an era is transpiring in the NHL as the Buffalo Sabres have fired Lindy Ruff after a 14-year tenure with the club. To put that in context, Lindy had been coaching in Buffalo for more than half my life. Ron Rolston will assume the role as interim head coach. [SB Nation]

Pavel Datsyuk being awesome at hockey Vol. MXI. [SB Nation]

ESPN gets defensive over criticism of their hockey coverage (or lack there of). [SB Nation]

The Anaheim Ducs have signed a 2-year extension with Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth. [Anaheim Calling]

Finally, watch the Philadelphia Flyers miracle comeback over the Pittsburgh Penguins in which Jakub Voracek scored a hat-trick. Hey, wasn't there a blog clamouring for some more Voracek love, or something? Huh, how about that. [Puck Daddy]