The Winnipeg Jets take on the Edmonton Oilers in the Jets' second preseason game of the 2014-2015 season. The Winnipeg Jets will be dressing a fair share of top end-talent and NHL depth, while the Oilers, meanwhile, will ice a very, very young team.
The game will be broadcast on TSN3 tonight.
Possible (likely) Line-ups:
Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
TJ Galiardi - Adam Lowry - Scott Kosmachuk
Nikolaj Ehlers - Nicolas Petan - Matt Halischuk
Eric Tangradi - Patrice Cormier - Anthony Peluso
Joshua Morrissey - Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy - Grant Clitsome
Julian Melchiori - Will O'Neill
Nail Yakupov - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Leon Draisatl - Vladimir Tkachev
Curtis Hamilton - Bogdan Yakimov - Andrew Miller
Kale Kessy - Travis Ewanyk - Tyler Pitlick
Darnell Nurse - Martin Marincin
Keith Aulie - Justin Schultz
Oscar Klefbom - Martin Gernat
Players to Watch
With all of the youth in this game, there are plenty of options. For the Jets, I'll have my eyes on the top defense pairing of Joshua Morrissey and Jacob Trouba, who may very well get to play against a top-NHL line in Yakupov-RNH-Eberle. I'll also be keeping a close eye on Nikolaj Ehlers, Scott Kosmachuk, and the top line of Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler (who should have an easy go of it tonight).
On the Oilers' side, I'll be interested to watch Leon Draisatl and Darnell Nurse, both of whom could make the Oilers' team. Nail Yakupov too. Bogdan Yakimov, all six-foot-five of him, is a very interesting prospect as well.