Tonight, Tonight: Wherein the Hurricanes...Crap, Hurricanes Are a Real Problem For Jets

Coming off a brutal loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Jets face our first division "rival," the Carolina Hurricanes.  The 'Canes have played strong hockey the last 4 games, though in general they don't pose a particularly scary lineup offensively or defensively.  Their crown jewels, Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal, and Cam Ward are playing fine, but everything else is pretty meh.

Speaking of meh, it's such a confusing question whether the Jets that care or the Jets that share (the puck) will show up.  There's a visible difference between the team we saw in the 3rd and 4th game of the season and the one we saw in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th, and I'm sure Claude Noel is just as confused and frustrated by it as the rest of us.  It's hard to tell, though, since he looks like the last time he cracked a smile he was eating Play-Doh.

Jets

Forwards

#16 Andrew Ladd -- #18 Bryan Little -- #13 Kyle Wellwood

#8 Alexander Burmistrov -- #80 Nik Antropov -- #26 Blake Wheeler

#9 Evander Kane -- #49 Ben Maxwell -- #55 Mark Scheifele

#15 Tanner Glass -- #19 Jim Slater -- #22 Chris Thorburn

Defencemen

#39 Tobias Enstrom -- #33 Dustin Byfuglien

#5 Mark Stuart -- #4 Zach Bogosian

#29 Johnny Oduya -- #12 Randy Jones

Goaltender

#31 Ondrej Pavelec

Observation: Cripes, Oduya and Jones together?  Somebody cue the Yakety Sax.

 

The Scorpions

Forwards

#63 Jeff Skinner -- #12 Eric Staal -- #59 Chad LaRose

#23 Alexei Ponikarovsky -- #36 Jussi Jokinen -- #15 Tuomo Ruutu

#19 Jiri Tlusty -- #16 Brandon Sutter -- #39 Patrick Dwyer

#42 Brett Sutter -- #37 Tim Brent -- #13 Anthony Stewart

Defencemen

#4 Jamie McBain -- #25 Joni Pitkanen

#5 Bryan Allen -- #6 Tim Gleason

#51 Tomas Kaberle -- #44 Jay Harrison

Goaltender

#30 Cam Ward

 

New Player Nickname: Alexander "The Maestro" Burmistrov

What To Do if You're Going to the Game: Wear your flippy floppies.

Prediction: Carolina 10 to 0.  Reverse psychology, beeotch!

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