Altitude Check: Tuesday January 17, 2012 Winnipeg Jets Headlines

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.

Here are your headlines for Tuesday, January 17, 2012:

A review of last night's action. [WFP]

From an Ottawa perspective. [National Post]

Previewing Jets v. Devils. [NHL.com]

Ed Tait tells us that if you wish to break a losing curse, simply quote a Berra verse. Errr...? [WFP]

How will Winnipeg get through this rough patch? Andrew Ladd has it figured out: "It's OK to be angry right now, but you have to make sure you use that anger in the right way. You can't start to blame one another and come apart. That can happen and we need to pull together. We have to be positive right now. I believe that and I believe in what we're trying to do and how we're doing it." [WFP]

Your favourite, Paul Friesen deems that Winnipeg's roster is "too thin" to be considered a contender and he sort of has a point: "This team's talent is thinner than a supermodel, and nowhere near as glamourous. Even when everybody's healthy, the Jets don't have a forward combination you'd say without a doubt is a No. 1 NHL line. They might have one, surefire, front-line player, Evander Kane, and he’s up one week, down the next." [Winnipeg Sun]

It has been stated before, but the Winnipeg Jets are trying hard to shed the New Year's hangover suffered for years by the Atlanta Thrashers: "The week before Christmas, the Thrashers were leading the Southeast Division with 43 points off a 19-11-5 start, only to crash and burn thereafter en route to a 34-36-12 record, 12th overall in the Eastern Conference. And so while the entire country rejoiced in the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg during the off-season, it is clear halfway through the 2011-12 season that the addition of a seventh team in Canada isn’t going to beef up national playoff content overnight." [Vancouver Sun]

Mark Chipman fields fan questions about the Winnipeg Jets. [WFP]

The Hockey Writer's conclude that now is not the time for Winnipeg to panic. [The Hockey Writers]

Finally a bizarre story from Slovakia, former Philadelphia Flyers prospect Ladislav Scurko is playing hockey again only years after confessing to the murder of referee Marek Liptaj and the burial of his body in a Slovakian forest. [Puck Daddy]

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