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Altitude Check: Wednesday March 7, 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 Wednesday, March 7, 2012:

The Jets prepare for Thursday night's road tilt with the Vancouver Canucks: "[The Canucks] have depth, they’ve got a lot of skill, speed. They’ve got a lot of elements required to get to the finals. We [the Manitoba Moose] were affiliated with them last year and so we know them a little bit from the inside. They can hurt you in a lot of ways. They have good goaltending… they’re good all the way through." [WFP]

More press on Winnipeg's dominant home record. Unfortunately, they haven't been nearly as successful on the road this season, posting a 11-17-4 record to date. Of their remaining fifteen regular season games, the Jets will play nine of them on the road. [Winnipeg Sun]

Projecting how the NHL's Eastern Conference playoff race will pan out and handicapping the Jets "magic number". [National Post]

Blake Wheeler was on NHL Live! yesterday, interviewed by E.J. Harder and Butch Goring. [Jets TV]

The St. John's IceCaps took advantage of two short-handed scoring chances to defeat the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins last night by a score of 3-2. Latvian defenseman Arturs Kulda finished the game with two points (1G, 1A), both of which were scored while a man short. [TSN]

Gary Lawless interviews former Winnipeg Jets great Dale Hawerchuk. [WFP]

Evander Kane will be inducted into the Vancouver Giants ring of honour prior to Wednesday night's WHL game between the Giants and the Tri-City Americans. [The Province]

Winnipeg Jets prospect Ivan Telegin on his offensive abilities: "I believe every time I touch the puck I can do something, particularly after having scored bunch of goals recently. My confidence is sky high. I feel like I can take off on any play." Telegin has been one of Barrie's most gifted offensive players and has received high praise from his coaching staff. [Barrie Examiner]

The Jets were given a boost yesterday as the Carolina Hurricanes erased a two goal deficit and defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime. Winnipeg now holds a two point lead on the Caps with one game in hand. [Washington Post]

Finally, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Kronwall delivers another devastating hit, this time on Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek. Clean or dirty? Let us know in the comments section.