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GDT: Jets at Blackhawks (Starring Hutch, The Free Agent Signing)

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Grab your antlers, your red nose, your glove and your blocker! Our magical Christmas journey together continues with a tribute to our dear friend, Hutch.

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You know Kaner and Big Buff and Lowry and Fefe,
You know Thorbs and Postie and Ladd and Frolik,
But do you recall
The greatest goalie of all?

Hutchinson, the Free Agent Signing
Had some very flashy saves
And if you ever saw them
You could see why the fans rave
All of the other players
Used to rely on Ondrej Pavelec
They never let poor Hutchinson
Have much time out in net

Then one day before Christmas Eve,
Paul Maurice came to say,
Hutch, with your flashy mitts so bright,
Won't you help my team tonight?

Then all the players loved him,
As they shouted out with glee,
Hutchinson, the Free Agent Signing
You'll go down in history!


The game is being broadcast tonight on TSN3.

Lineups

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew LaddBryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Mathieu Perreault - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik

Evander Kane - Adam Lowry - Matt Halischuk

Chris Thorburn - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Jay Harrison - Grant Clitsome

Adam Pardy - Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson

Ondrej Pavelec

Scratched: TJ Galiardi, Julien Brouillette

Injured: Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Jacob Trouba, Mark Stuart

Chicago Blackhawks

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Patrick Sharp - Kris Versteeg - Patrick Kane

Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Daniel Carcillo

Joakim Nordstrom - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson

David Rundblad - Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Tim Erixon

Injured: Brad Richards

Person To Remember

Instead of doing the typical "Players to Watch" I thought it would be nice to do a "Person to Remember."

On December 21, 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks Assistant Equipment Manager, Clint Reif, passed away. He was only 34 years old and leaves behind a loving wife and three young children. It seems only right that on the day the Jets play the Blackhawks, we pause for a moment and remember the man that meant so much to not only their organization, but to the hockey community.