Altitude Check: Thursday March 8, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 5: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets blocks a shot on goal by the Buffalo Sabres in NHL action at the MTS Centre on March 5, 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 Thursday, March 8, 2012:

Previewing tonight's game vs. the Vancouver Canucks. [NHL.com]

Our SB Nation pals at Nucks Misconduct offer more from a Canucks perspective. [Nucks Misconduct]

Both the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks will pay tribute to the late Rick Rypien prior to tonight's game. [WFP]

Canucks blue-liner Aaron Rome on what tonight's game means to the Canucks: "It's a big game, but it's just like any other game, two points on the line and obviously for us we need those two points." [Vancouver Sun]

Dustin Byfuglien love fest hits overdrive: "Making the spectacular but risky choice has been abandoned by Byfuglien. He's still creating and producing but doing it with balance. With 10 goals and 32 assists, the Minnesota native ranks third in scoring among all NHL defencemen. He has found a way to be his most productive in the offensive zone while not costing his team defensively. He's graduated from prodigious oddity to a mature blue-liner that all teams covet." [WFP]

Tanner Glass fights bears. Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica. [PITB]

Winnipeg Jets prospect Ivan Telegin continues to light up the OHL as he registered four goals and one assist in Barrie's 6-2 beat down of Owen Sound last night. Mark Scheifele also registered an assist in the game. [WFP]

Nikolai Antropov on his demotion to Winnipeg's fourth line: "That’s what you have to do — contribute somehow. Puck’s not going in so you’ve got to do something else. Why not? I’ve never been afraid to play body. When things are going well for you, you’re scoring and contributing, you don’t pay attention to it. But if not, you try to grind it out." [Winnipeg Sun]

Andrey Osadchenko reminisces with defenseman Sergei Bautin on his days with the Winnipeg Jets: "The atmosphere in the dressing-room was also good. Even after losses we would often get together, try to shake things up, get ready to fight again…although, this atmosphere was nothing like we had in Dynamo. In the NHL the players have more of a business-oriented relationship with each other." [Jets Nation]

Finally, the website Bang For Your Puck breaks down the cost per point of NHL players. Ed. Note: Jets forward Kyle Wellwood ranks 6th best in the NHL for cost per point ratio. [BFYP]

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