Altitude Check: Friday March 2, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 1: Evander Kane #9 and Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrate Wheeler's goal against the Florida Panthers in NHL action at the MTS Centre on March 1, 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 is what's in the news for Friday, March 2, 2012:

Recapping last night's win against the Florida Panthers: "The Jets absolutely throttled the Florida Panthers 7-0 Thursday night in a one-sided thumping that had the MTS Centre — already widely considered one of the loudest buildings in the National Hockey League — absolutely rattling from the rafters to its very foundation." [WFP]

Our SB Nation pals at Litter Box Cats offer more from a Panthers perspective: "You know a game was bad when my personal highlight of the contest was the scowl on Kevin Dineen's face after the sixth Jets goal." [Litter Box Cats]

Panthers Coach Kevin Dineen's thoughts on the game: "We had turnovers and they ended up in our net. You can’t play that kinda hockey in October, and you certainly can’t do it in March. It’s a man’s game this time of year, and we did not look prepared." [Miami Herald]

Regaling last night's 5 on 1 rush which lead to a Bryan Little goal. [Winnipeg Sun]

Are the Winnipeg Jets a playoff team? Gary Lawless does his best to not provide an opinion. [WFP]

The origins of "Jets Brew" which admittedly, is pretty cool: "Water collected from iconic Winnipeg locations was blessed with fans' best wishes for a winning hockey season back in the summer. Bud poured some of that special water onto MTS Centre ice before turning the rest into beer." [Winnipeg Sun]

True North Sports and Entertainment are enjoying a profitable first year in the NHL: "Winnipeggers aren't just cheering for the Jets, they're also funnelling $6.9 million to True North Sports & Entertainment this year through city and provincial subsidies for pro sports teams. And public support for the NHL club will climb to almost $11 million a year, once the province completes the transfer of 90 VLTs to the vicinity of the MTS Centre." [WFP]

Finally, watch Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi completely whiff on his shootout attempt last night against the Montreal Canadians. The Wild lost the game 5-4.

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