Altitude Check: Tuesday February 14, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders hangs on to the puck as Alex Burmistrov #8 of the Winnipeg Jets looks for a rebound at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 3, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. The Jets defeated the Islanders 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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 is what's in the news for Tuesday, February 14, 2012:

Previewing tonight's game vs. the New York Islanders. []

Our SB Nation pals from Lighthouse Hockey provide more from an Islanders perspective. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Andrew Ladd responds to Claude Noel's critique on Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins: "I think we know him well enough now to know he's a pretty emotional guy. I think the point he wanted to get across was to play for your teammates and have respect for them in terms of having their backs and not playing as loose as we did." [WFP]

Eric Fehr's take on being a healthy scratch: "It’s not the way I drew the season out, but this is what I have to deal with right now and just gotta continue to work hard and show them that I’m ready. When I get called on I gotta perform." [Winnipeg Sun]

The Manitoban on why the Winnipeg Jets aren't out of it yet. The following excerpt is what I found most interesting: "A frustrated crowd began to chant "We suck!" sometime in the third. Even hardcore Jets fans acknowledged the game had been stale and not good hockey to watch." How about a "we're thankful" chant, you ingrates. The month of December totally threw the perspective of Jets fans out of whack. [The Manitoban]

Gary Lawless continues to beat the Evander Kane story lines into our already fractured skulls. [WFP]

Mark Scheifele and the Barrie Colts have been playing solid hockey as of late and are now honing in on clinching home-ice advantage for the 2012 playoffs. [Barrie Examiner]

Harvard defeated Northeastern in the Beanpot consolation game 3-2 last night. Jets prospect Vinny Saponari was held pointless. [USCHO]

Four Winnipeg Jets players donated their time on Monday to read books to children. Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little were at Riverbend Community School, while Evander Kane and Mark Stuart read to students at Niji Mahkwa School. [WFP]

Finally, Mike Comrie retired from the NHL yesterday at the age of 31. Comrie is presently coming off his third hip-surgery and decided it was time for him to hang up his skates. As a member of the Edmonton Oilers, Comrie was almost traded to the Anaheim Ducks for Corey Perry and a first round pick, but refused to pay the 2.5MM bonus he was owed and decided to nix the trade. [ESPN]

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