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Altitude Check: Thursday January 5, 2012 Winnipeg Jets Headlines

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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 are your headlines for Thursday, January 5, 2012:

Thud! That was the sound of the Winnipeg Jets starting the 2012 portion of their season. [Winnipeg Sun, Toronto Sun]

Reliving every horrific moment of last night’s game – including a sideswipe at the legitimacy of Lars Eller’s spin-o-rama penalty shot, a topic so asinine that I won’t even bother discuss it. [WFP]

Coach Noel’s thoughts: "The biggest thing is that we weren't prepared to do the things that we've been doing for the past month, and it showed." [USA Today]

Lars Eller entered Jan Bulis territory as he singlehandedly eviscerated the Jets with four goals last night – a performance so dominant, it even got his coach speaking French. Sacré bleu! [SB Nation]

A statistical look at Winnipeg’s performance historically in Montreal (Hint: it hasn’t been good). [Montreal Gazette]

Winnipeg cannot dwell on last night’s effort – poor as their performance was – as tonight they take on Jonas Gustavsson and the Toronto Maple Leafs. [CBC]

Speaking of the Leafs, their front office has been active lately, trading Luca Caputi to the Anaheim Ducks for Nicholas Deschamps and placing the oft-truculent Colton Orr on waivers. At the very least, I hope this spells the end of Frank D’Angelo’s latest round of Cheetah Power Surge energy drink commercials. [Toronto Sun, National Post]

Previewing of tonight’s action. [NHL.com]

And f

inally, Eric Francis is a stupid baby. This is unfortunate, as stupid babies need the MOST attention. Here’s today’s best rebuttal by Cam Charron, as well as yesterdays by Neate Sager. [Backhand Shelf, Buzzing the Net]