Altitude Check: Wednesday February 8, 2012 Winnipeg Jets Headlines

WINNIPEG, CANADA - FEBRUARY 7: Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets collides with goalie Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL action at the MTS Centre on February 7, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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 are your headlines for Wednesday, February 8, 2012:

Recapping last night's win over the Leafs. [WFP]

Our SB Nation pals at Pension Plan Puppets offer their take on the game. They got some good shots in, particularly reminding us that Keith Tkachuk has his place in Atlanta Thrashers history. [PPP]

More from last night's game. [The Star]

The "Chris Thorburn Rule" stays intact. 2-0-0 when he scores. [ESPN]

I really have a tough time believing that Evander Kane could go a full month withholding concussion-like symptoms. Moreover, that the Jets training staff would allow him to continue to play with even an inkling that he might have suffered serious head trauma is preposterous. I could understand a few games, but a full month? That's absurd. [Canoe]

Gary Lawless skips the integral part of this story where he explains how the Manitoba Moose filled the MTS Centre for six years before the NHL's return in offering his view that if Quebec wants the NHL, they should build a new rink: "Want an NHL franchise, Quebec City? Then get in the game and start work on a building. They did it in Winnipeg and it paid off." [WFP]

Our Hometown uses statistical analysis (?) to determine the magic playoff numbers in the Southeast Division: "For the Jets to make the playoffs we predict they will need a record of 18-6-3 for 39 more points giving them a total of 93. Is it doable? Quite possibly, but for the most part as we mentioned at the start, the Jets will have to win 3 out of every 4 games and doing that is much less of a daunting task than trying to lose only 6 or 7 games in regulation from here on out." [Our Hometown]

Dustin Penner endorses the delicious Winnipeg Jets waffle-maker (not really). [WFP]

Finally, Puck Daddy covers some last second controversy in last night's Devils vs. Rangers game. Do you feel this was goaltender interference? [Puck Daddy]

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