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Altitude Check: Friday February10, 2012 Winnipeg Jets News 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 is what's in the news for Friday, February 10, 2012:

Recapping last night's win over the Washington Capitals. *grabs whiskey bottle* "Lady Luck certainly played a part in the outcome, something the Jets can easily claim they haven’t had given all their trouble scoring goals lately." [WFP]

Our SB Nation pals at Japers' Rink offer a Captials perspective on last night's game: "With a difficult road ahead and every point gained or left on the table along the way likely to be important, it's critically important that the Capitals win the games they "should win." Reasonable minds might differ, of course, as to what constitutes a "should win" game, but one played at Verizon Center - where the Caps were 19-7-1 - against a Winnipeg team that came into the game 9-16-4 on the road would seem to fit the bill. If that set-up sounds familiar, it's because it's pretty similar to what we wrote a few weeks back when the Islanders came to town... and promptly shut-out their red-clad hosts." [Japers' Rink]

More thought's from D.C.: "Right now we’re not okay with just one point," Troy Brouwer said. "We feel two should’ve been ours and they should’ve been going with none. That’s hockey, I guess. It’s how things happen. We’ve just got to try and make sure that we’re getting points and when we have leads, we’ve got to protect those leads." [Washington Post]

The Jets are currently three points out of the division lead. I'm sure if you asked any fan how they would feel about this back in August, they would surely take it. [NHL.com]

Winnipeg fans need to accept the fact that in a few short months, their team has gone from the darlings of the league to the doormat by many in the media. Like in this article by Sportsnet's Michael Gardner. I'm sorry, you lost me when you called the Oilers "skilled". The state of their blue-line begs to differ. [Sportsnet]

I should have ran this yesterday, but Evander Kane paid a visit Manitoba Power Wheelchair League on Sunday afternoon at the St. James Civic Centre. [Winnipeg Sun]

Here's an article on Dustin Byfuglien's value come the trade deadline. Or maybe he has no value...? Rhetorical questions, feel free to use them when you don't have the balls to make an actual statement. Fitting this would come from Hockey Buzz. Don't click the link and give the site hits, just take my word that it sucks. We need filler today. [Hockey Buzz]

I love this article, simply for how frugal Winnipeggers are: "Some drivers - in particular those with Winnipeg Jets, Blue Bomber or other specialty plates - use plastic covers to protect the metal, which aren't allowed." Vancouver and Toronto residents have to worry about $90.00 daily parking fees as we struggle to keep our $70.00 license plates immaculate. [Winnipeg Sun]

Finally, I seriously hope you are ready for The Rapture. One day after Olli Jokinen scored a hat-trick, Scott Gomez scored his first game in 369 days. People, start building your bomb shelters. Chris Lund has the details. [Backhand Shelf]