Altitude Check: Friday December 16, 2011 Winnipeg Jets Headlines

Hey all! This is a new 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.

Here are your headlines for Friday December 16, 2011:

Claude Noel's thoughts on last nights game: "I didn't think we played to win the game; we played not to lose in the third. That was the disappointing part for me." [WFP]

More from Noel: "We played poor, we played the way Washington wanted us to play. That's the sad part. They lulled us into this game where we thought we could be cute. We thought we could play a sideways game instead of a north-south game. Then you end up losing the game and thinking you lost the game because of one play, but it had nothing to do with one play." [Winnipeg Sun]


Capitals beat writer Katie Carrera's take. [Washington Post]

Japers Rink recaps last nights game from a Washington Capitals point of view. [Japers Rink]

Paul Waldie with a sombre review of last night's events: "Winnipeg looked even more lacklustre in the third, missing passes, losing races to the puck and getting outplayed on almost front. Even several hearty cheers from the rowdy fans, who also booed Ovechkin every time he touched the puck, did little to motivate the Jets. Only Pavelec seemed to remain sharp, making a good save off a shot by Jason Chimera with less than four minutes to go in the third. And on another shot by Troy Brouwer. Winnipeg looked even more lacklustre in the third, missing passes, losing races to the puck and getting outplayed on almost front. Even several hearty cheers from the rowdy fans, who also booed Ovechkin every time he touched the puck, did little to motivate the Jets. Only Pavelec seemed to remain sharp, making a good save off a shot by Jason Chimera with less than four minutes to go in the third. And on another shot by Troy Brouwer." [Globe & Mail]

Tobias Enstrom is eyeing his return for Saturday's game against Anaheim. This would be his first since October 31, 2011 when he broke his collarbone in Florida. [WFP]

Ken Wiebe believes Enstrom's return to the line-up creates a dilemma as the Jets will likely put Mark Flood on waivers. Disclaimer: If any team in the NHL feels the addition of Mark Flood will bolster their line-up then their roster has a whole lot of problems. [Winnipeg Sun]

The countdown to Saturday begins. All hail King Selanne, truly the greatest Finnish born player to ever grace the NHL. "All the memories that I have, I'm very excited. I heard that that building is rocking, and the fans are so excited about their team and the whole situation there. It's going to be a very special day there, and I can't wait." The 41 year old Selanne currently leads the Ducks roster in points with 30 in 30 games. The dude is a stud. [USA Today]


Finally, not Winnipeg Jets related, but the Philadelphia Flyers released a statement today where they annouced that Chris Pronger will be out the remainder of the season and 2012 playoffs as he suffers from post-concussion symptoms. Say what you will about his on-ice conduct and off-ice personality, but this is devastating news. This very well could be the end for Pronger, which is sad because he deserves to go out on his own terms. It's been rumored that Philadelphia may have interest in one of Tim Gleason, Jaroslav Spacek or Bryan Allen, all of the Carolina Hurricanes. [Flyers.com]

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