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Altitude Check: Wednesday December 21, 2011 Winnipeg Jets Headlines

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Hey all! This is a 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 December 21, 2011: A recap of last night's action. [Globe & Mail]

Our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey provide us with their post-game thoughts. [Lighthouse Hockey]

Tim Campbell reminds us that acheiving a birth in the Stanley Cup playoffs is no simple task. "At 15-13-5, the Jets have now alternated wins and losses in their last six outings. They are 6-3-1 since their stretch of 13 of 15 games at home began on Nov. 29, with games Thursday and Friday against Montreal and Pittsburgh." The Jets are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and they still sit in 11th. It just goes to show how badly a poor start hampers you later in the season. [WFP]

Winnipeg Jets game used merchandise will soon be on sale. Get it while it lasts! [WFP]

Gary Lawless offers a novel concept: In the NHL, shots on goal equate to goals scored. Blake Wheeler needs to shoot more. [WFP]

For the first time in his young NHL career, St. Malo native Travis Hamonic played an NHL hockey game in his home province. [Winnipeg Sun]

Scott Taylor knows where it's at. Winnipeg Jets fans got their Christmas present early this year and it's been the play of Ondrej Pavelec. "He went into the game with a below average save percentage of .905 (28th in the NHL) and a below average goals against average of 3.03 (33rd in the NHL) and yet when he's been called upon to save his teammates this season, the big guy with the below-average numbers always seems to come up big. Especially at home." [Jets Nation]

CBC has it all wrong when they rank the return of the Winnipeg Jets as the second biggest storyline of the year, ahead of the deaths of Wade Belak, Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien as well as the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash. You can't spell CBC without Canadian content! [CBC]

Finally, not Winnipeg Jets related but an absolutely feel good story that should make you love hockey players more than you already do. After the Jacobsen family had their Christmas gifts stolen, former Carolina Hurricane Aaron Ward and other Hurricanes alumni banded together to save Christmas for the North Carolina based family. [Puck Daddy]