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Altitude Check: Thursday February 16, 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 Thursday, February 16, 2012:

Previewing tonight's game vs. the Minnesota Wild. [NHL.com]

Our SB Nation pals at Hockey Wilderness provide more from a Wild perspective. [Hockey Wilderness]

Winnipeg hopes that hitting the road will get them back on track. [WFP]

A handful of Jets fans will make the trek down to Minnesota to watch their team in action. [Globe and Mail]

Robert Cleave addresses the Jets anemic power play: "Since the Carolina game on January 23rd, the Jets have played 44:30 at 5 v 4, managing 1 goal on 16 shots, with the goal being the Byfuglien bouncer against the Capitals last Thursday evening. 16 shots in that time frame converts to 21.6 shots/60. That rate is astonishingly bad. The worst full season team for shots/60 5 v 4 is Phoenix, who average 37.7/60. An average team would amass about 48 shots/60, and a top ten team would be over 50 shots/60. The Jets are roughly 20 shots on goal behind an average rate in the last ten games, which would normally be worth about 2 goals over that segment." [Jets Nation]

Take a peek at Jim Slater's gnarly gash on his leg. [Twitter, via Jim Slater]

Rochester, MN native Mark Stuart will play in his home state tonight. [Post Bulletin]

Shrouded in controversy, has Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky asked for a trade? [Star Tribune]

Winnipeg Jets prospect Austen Brassard scored his 27th goal of the year last night in Belleville's 6-4 loss to Ottawa. [Metro]

Finally, as a follow up to Part I of our Trade Deadline preview this morning, Greg Wyshynski offers his Trade Deadline Dream scenarios: Teemu Selanne to the Detroit Red Wings "Selanne, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen and Lidstrom on the same power play droooooool. For most fans, seeing Selanne as a Red Wing will be blasphemy. But what if that leads to Selanne and Lidstrom posing with the Stanley Cup, eh? " Shane Doan to the Winnipeg Jets "If Shane Doan were to leave the Phoenix Coyotes, it would be a "canary in a coal mine" moment about that franchise's future. They're in the eight seed, there's no reason to move Doan now … but if they did, wouldn't Winnipeg be perfect? He was drafted by the Jets, played one season before relocation, and would return as the sort of veteran scorer that roster needs. Plus, an ex-Jet wearing Jets 2.0 gear might actually cause a rip in the space/time continuum." [Puck Daddy]