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GDT: Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild

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Dustin Byfuglien's addition to the Wild roster is going to be rather awkward if he continues to hip check Minnesota players' heads into the boards.

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To Minnesota Wild fans: Save it! You're pretentious, your arena sucks, we've got beef. Let's do it.

If you missed today's preview, click here. Not that I want you reading it or anything; I still hate that guy.

Projected Lineups

Winnipeg Jets, as per Ken Wiebe:

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault - Mark Scheifele - Nikolaj Ehlers
Alexander Burmistrov - Adam Lowry - Drew Stafford
Nicolas Petan - Andrew Copp - Chris Thorburn
Toby Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Tyler Myers - Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart - Paul Postma
Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Minnesota Wild, as per Daily Faceoff:

Jason Zucker - Mikko Koivu - Nino Niederreiter
Charlie Coyle - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek - Erik Haula - Jordan Schroeder
Chris Porter - Ryan Carter - Kurtis Gabriel
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin - Mathew Dumba
Nate Prosser - Christian Folin
Devan Dubnyk
Darcy Kuemper

Players to Watch

I nominate two rather cold former Sabres as players to watch, neither of whom will be a surprise to those that read the preview. The first is Minnesota forward Jason Pominville. In 13 games, he has 32 shots and 0 goals despite ample playing time and opportunity. He has been a rather consistent scorer his entire career, and while age may be impacting his effectiveness, he remains overdue.

The second is our very own Drew Stafford. While he comes into this game with 5 more goals than Pominville's 0, he's also about as hot as Steve Jobs at the box office. Which is to say, Stafford hasn't registered a single point in 7 games. The dam will burst for him eventually, and I'm hopeful that tonight's the night.