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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators - Friday, October 17, 2014

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The Jets will take to the ice for first time in what seems like forever as they host their #ConferenceIII rivals from Nashville. Hopefully the time off will have helped them to forget their trip through California last weekend.

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The Winnipeg Jets (1-2-0) finally return to the ice tonight, having last played five nights ago in Los Angeles, with their home opener versus the Nashville Predators (2-0-1) at 7 p.m. (CT). The Jets will be looking to get back in the win column after dropping a pair in California following their season-opening win in Arizona.

The game is being broadcast on TSN3 (MTS channel 22, Shaw 238) and FS-TN (Fox Sports Tennessee?).

Lineups

Winnipeg

Dustin ByfuglienMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler
Andrew LaddBryan Little - Michael Frolik
Adam LowryMathieu Perreault - Chris Thorburn (lol)
T.J. Galiardi - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Zach Bogosian
Adam Pardy - Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec (confirmed starting)
Michael Hutchinson

Scratches: Grant Clitsome, Matt Halischuk

Injuries: Evander Kane

Nashville

Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - James Neal
Viktor Stalberg - Derek Roy - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - Olli Jokinen
Gabriel Bourque - Paul Gaustad - Eric Nystrom

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Anton Volchenkov - Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis

Pekka Rinne (confirmed starting)
Carter Hutton

Scratches: Victor Bartley, Taylor Beck and Rich Clune

Players to Watch

So I wrote a piece a few years ago that some people took (and still continue to take) issue with titled "The Winnipeg Jets may regret drafting Jacob Trouba". The crux of the piece is that while I was okay with the Trouba pick, I was incredibly high on Filip Forsberg and couldn't believe that he fell to us and that we passed on him.

Well, Trouba and Forsberg will be going head-to-head for the first time tonight. Should be interesting to see how the two do, as each are taking big roles with their respective teams.