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Tonight, Tonight: Wherein We Face Winnipeg's Natural Rivals, The Florida Panthers

I will test that butt if you step outta line...
I will test that butt if you step outta line...

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Winnipeg Jets
@ Florida Panthers

Monday, Oct 31, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT
BankAtlantic Center

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The Philadelphia circus was follow by a 1-0 snoozer against Tampa Bay, a complete reverse of what you'd expect.  We made Dwayne Roloson feel good about himself, and in the process weren't ripped to shreds by that scary ass offence of theirs.  Now we continue our journey through Florida to face our storied rivals, the Florida Panthers.  In all honesty, there is a little bit of a rivalry, if only because Gabe stirred the pot a couple of months ago and gave the Panthers crap for their cap-floor shenanigans.  Now, we better recognize, because our record (3-6-1) does not look quite like theirs (6-4).  In other words, we need to walk the walk.  On the plus side, we've scored just as many goals this year as they have (26), though about 1/3 of ours came in one ridiculous game.

This is a very wordy way of saying that, even though we aren't too good, we can beat these guys.



#8 Alexander Burmistrov -- #80 Nik Antropov -- #9 Evander Kane

#16 Andrew Ladd -- #18 Bryan Little -- #26 Blake Wheeler

#23 Kenndal McArdle -- #13 Kyle Wellwood -- #14 Tim Stapleton

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


#39 Tobias Enstrom -- #33 Dustin Byfuglien

#4 Zach Bogosian -- #5 Mark Stuart

#29 Johnny Oduya -- #12 Randy Jones


#31 Ondrej Pavelec




#14 Tomas Fleischmann -- #9 Stephen Weiss -- #32 Kris Versteeg

#19 Scottie Upshall -- #57 Marcel Goc -- #82 Tomas Kopecky

#16 Marco Sturm -- #13 Mike Santorelli -- #12 Jack Skille

#8 Tim Kennedy -- #18 Shawn Matthias -- #22 Matt Bradley


#7 Dmitry Kulikov -- #43 Mike Weaver

#51 Brian Campbell -- #52 Jason Garrison

#55 Ed Jovanovski -- #44 Erik Gudbranson


#60 Jose Theodore


New Player Nickname: Claude "The First" Noel

What To Do if You're Going to the Game: Try to work in the lyrics to "Just the Two of Us" (Will Smith version) into your social interactions at the arena.

Prediction: It will be a valiant effort, but it will be the Panthers 9 to 1.  I don't mind if we lose, as long as we came wit it, and we can cry...ain't no shame in it.