Altitude Check: Monday March 12, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 8: Kyle Wellwood #13 of the Winnipeg Jets clebrates with Alex Burmistrov #8 after scoring against goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks during the second period in NHL action on March 08, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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 Monday, March 12, 2012:

Winnipeg`s struggles on the road is what stands between them and a playoff birth. [Winnipeg Sun]

While the Jets went 0 for 2 on their western road swing, it was nice to see how many Jets fans turned out to games in Vancouver and Calgary to cheer on their boys. [WFP]

Jim Slater on falling behind in this year's playoff race: "Those are definitely two that have big impact, but every game has an impact here. You can’t just look at one team and say we gotta beat these guys, because we need as many wins as we can." [Winnipeg Sun]

Gary Lawless provides insight on Winnipeg's free agency additions from last year and what's to come in the future. While it's all good and well that the Jets didn't tie themselves down with large contracts heading into their inaugural year, the on-ice product also shows a lack of turnover. The Jets are only four points ahead of where they stood at the same time last year. [WFP]

Claude Noel believes the team needs to treat each of their next thirteen games as if they are playoff contests: "We’re down to 13 games and for us this is the playoffs. This is why you play 70-80 games, for the opportunity to be competing at this time of the year. We’re pouring everything we can into the game." [National Post]

Ed Tait hands pegs Winnipeg's finalists for year end hardware. [WFP]

Jarome Iginla and Trevor Linden are both happy to see Winnipeg's return to the NHL. [Edmonton Journal]

Taking a closer look at St. John's recent roster moves as they gear up for a playoff run. [The Telegram]

Finally, Hockey Night in Canada could be in hot water for there treatment towards former Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Ron Wilson and current GM Brian Burke. [Globe and Mail]

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