Altitude Check: Friday February 24, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 23: Tim Stapleton #14 of the Winnipeg Jets warms up before their NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at MTS Centre on February 23, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/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 Friday, February 24, 2012:

Recapping last night's win (or near collapse) against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Winnipeg Jets now lead the Southeast Division. [WFP]

More notes on the game. [Winnipeg Sun]

Through the looking glass at Winnipeg's chances to hold down the division lead: "But then comes March and Winnipeg plays seven of 14 games on the road, including games in Vancouver and Pittsburgh. The Jets are 11-17-4 away from home this season, compared to 19-9-3 at home." [Globe and Mail]

Gary Lawless on the leadership of Andrew Ladd: "Ladd and the rest of the world had just learned the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold lock, stock and barrel to some outfit named True North and were being moved to Winnipeg. Immediately there was gossip about players not wanting to leave the Dirty South for the Chilly North but Ladd calmly and confidently put the brakes on the chatter with his first display of leadership to the people of Manitoba." [WFP]

Tobias Enstrom is digging the 2012 race for the playoffs: "I haven’t been in the playoffs for four years and it would be great to stay in (the race) and push for the playoffs. I want to make the playoffs really bad and that’s what I’m focusing on right now." [Winnipeg Sun]

Two more arrests have been made in regards to the distribution of stolen Jets tickets. [CBC]

Thirsty? Budwiser "Jets Brew" becomes available on Monday. [Metro]

Sentencing in the Graham James trial has been delayed until March 20th, 2012: "Prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison term for James, 59, saying the abuse he perpetrated on future NHL great Theo Fleury and Fleury’s cousin Todd Holt cries out for stiff punishment." [Canoe]

Finally, get excited hockey fans! The much anticipated movie Goon premieres in theaters today. Written in part by Canadian Jay Baruchel, Goon features Sean William Scott who portrays the life of a minor league fighter. Buy your tickets now! [Goon]

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