Altitude Check: Monday, April 9, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News Headlines

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/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 and elsewhere in the NHL.

Here is what's in the news for Monday, April 9, 2012:

Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say that all good things must end. Call it tonight, the party's over. And tomorrow starts the same old thing again. [Winnipeg Sun]

Comparing spring of 2012 to spring of 1996. [WFP]

The Jets know that more will be expected of them going forward. [Globe and Mail]

Five things the Jets need to improve next season. [Winnipeg Sun]

Congrats to Mark Stuart, winner of this years Dan Snyder Memorial Award. Kevin Cheveldayoff on Snyder: "He was a person that didn't get a lot of notoriety or recognition, who fought his way into the organization, earned his way up through the ranks and earned his way onto the NHL team. He was a big part of winning two championships at the minor-league level (Orlando, Chicago). He was a character person. He played hard each and every night. He would be a player that would make the Winnipeg Jets fans very proud if he was on the Jets' team right now." [WFP]

More congrats to Steven Stamkos who registered his sixtieth goal of his campaign Saturday night in Winnipeg. Kudos to all those in attendance who gave him a standing ovation. Said Stamkos of the fans: "That was unbelievable. I had goosebumps. As a Canadian kid coming in here all year this has probably been the best crowd outside of my (hometown) fans in Toronto. These guys are loud, they're energetic, they're passionate... booing me all game and then when that went in... they obviously knew the magnitude of that goal. I have a lot of respect for the fans here and that made it even more special. To do it in Canada and to get an ovation like that was amazing. I'm glad I was able to do it here." [WFP]

Sizing up the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. We will offer our "expert" analysis later this week. []

Your Quarterfinal Round TV schedule. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh open the playoffs Wednesday night. Ding! Ding! Ding! [Puck Daddy]

The St. John's IceCaps took down the Springfield Falcons yesterday in AHL action. []

The Barrie Colts have evened their second round series Sunday with the Ottawa 67's, again led by Mark Scheifele, Ivan Telegin and the stellar goaltending of Mathias Niederberger, who made sixty-five (65!) saves in the overtime victory. [Ottawa Citizen]

Congrats to the Boston College Eagles, your 2012 NCAA Hockey National Champions. [BC Interruption]

Finally, Travis Hughes on how the NHL contradicts itself after fining New York Rangers coach John Tortorella. [SB Nation]

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