Altitude Check: Friday February 17, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News 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 is what's in the news for Friday, February 17, 2012:

Recapping last night's shootout win against the Minnesota Wild in which Evander Kane lead the Jets to victory. [WFP]

Our SB Nation pals at Hockey Wilderness offer more from a Wild perspective: "Let it be known right now that I don't like the Jets or their fans. At all." Embrace the rivalry! [Hockey Wilderness]

More from the Winnipeg Sun's Kirk Penton: "The eighth-place Toronto Maple Leafs have one game in hand on the Jets, while the Southeast-leading Florida Panthers have three more games to play. That’s the bad news for the Jets. The good news is they play their next eight games at home, starting with Friday night’s clash against the Boston Bruins, and need to take advantage." [Winnpeg Sun]

Previewing tonight's match-up vs. the Boston Bruins. [NHL.com]

Our SB Nation pals at Stanley Cup of Chowder also preview the contest. [SCOC]

Winnipeg Jets General Manager talks about the impending Trade Deadline: "I'm not going to be making any moves just for the sake of making moves. And we're always assessing." Ed. Note: The headline for this article is misleading [WFP]

Many Winnipeg Jets made the trip down to St. Paul for last night's game, helping build a stronger rivalry between both teams. [TSN]

This one should put a smile on your face. What Winnipeg's littlest fans think the Jets should do to improve their team. My personal favorite: "Dear Jets: I am gonna tell you how to make it to the playoffs. First, you should draft me. Second, you should stop getting offsides and penalties. Third, you gotta back check a little faster. Forth, you got to stop missing the net. Fifth, you got to make Chris Mason wear his new pads. I know I sound like the coach, but I'm just trying to help. " -- Aaron, 9, Grade 4 [WFP]

Andrew Ladd on the teams consistency this year: "It seems like it's something different every game. As a group, we've got to find a way to rectify all those things, to come together, just to have a good group effort. I think we're getting good efforts from some guys here, some guys other nights. It doesn't seem to be everyone all at once." Really?! Now you're saying this group can be successful, so long as they're more consistent? Carry on then. [Calgary Herald]

Winnipeg Jets prospect Mark Scheifele along with teammates Tanner Pearson and Colin Behenna talk about playing in Kitchner, ON for potentially the last time: "It was unreal last year and that was my first time getting to play in Kitchener in front of the crowd. It’s a great city and I’ve loved living there my whole life." [Barrie Examiner]

Minnesota natives Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler both returned to their home state last night (along with Mark Stuart - link provided yesterday). Both players had strong performances (less one Byfuglien gaff leading to the Wild's first goal, and of which Alexander Burmistrov shares equal blame) and finished the game with a combined three assists. [CBS Minnesota]

Finally, an absolute must read. The Score's Rob Pizzo who blogs for Backhand Shelf uncovered another NHL Disciplinary scandal yesterday. He obtained the following email from league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan who is planning on suspending Anaheim Duck forward Teemu Selanne for an indefinite period of time for what can only be deemed "reckless play". [Backhand Shelf]

Ed. Note: As Monday is a holiday in the province of Manitoba, Altitude Check will return on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

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