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Thursday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs.Toronto Maple Leafs gameday links

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

Marianne Helm

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 7, 2013:

Jets vs. Leafs notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. []

For comprehensive news and notes on the Leafs, check out our pals at Pension Plan Puppets. [PPP]

Former Jets' defenseman and now coach of the Leafs Randy Carlyle is making his return to Winnipeg. Here's Carlyle on how he thinks he'll be received: "Now that I’m the enemy, it’s a little different story when you come back into this area." [Winnipeg Sun]

Gary Lawless on why you can't go on elongated losing streaks in a shortened season. [WFP]

Potential shots fired by Dale Hawerchuk as it relates to Mark Scheifele's NHL deployment before being returned to Barrie: "He needs to get into a spot where he’s playing with highly skilled guys who see the ice and think the way he does. He’s not going to be a fourth-line guy. If that’s what he turns out to be then you could say it didn’t turn out the way you thought." [Winnipeg Sun]

Our pals at Jets Nation explain why it's not time to panic with Scheifele's re-assignment. [Jets Nation]

Around the NHL:

Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000 for his boarding major against Rob Scuderi Tuesday night. [SB Nation]

The Los Angeles Kings have traded Andrei Loktionov to the New Jersey Devils for a 2013 fifth round pick. [ILWT, JFTC]

Welcome to the Calgary Flames fold, Danny Taylor. I hope that you enjoy "going for it!". [CBC]

Blake Geoffrion is still committed to working his way back to the NHL after a depressed skull fracture in November derailed his career. [Puck Daddy]

While laying the boots to the Colorado Avalanche, the Anaheim Ducks also made a trade yesterday, swapping a 2014 fifth round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Ben Lovejoy. [Anaheim Calling]

Finally, check out this awesome charitable campaign put on by our pals at Nucks Misconduct. [Nucks Misconduct]