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GDT: Jets at Preds (New Friends! New Friends!)

The Jets are in Nashville to take on the Predators tonight. Drew Stafford: IN. Tyler Myers: IN. Dustin Byfuglien: DEFENCE. Bring it, Perds.

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The Jets have traveled to Nashville today to take on the Predators and everything is new and shiny. Okay, not everything is new, but the addition of Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to the line up tonight should be interesting and exciting to watch hopefully.

I love trade deadline time. It's my second favorite time of the year, following the start of free agency which I have dubbed Hockey Christmas because every little signing feels like a special present. Evander Kane being traded yesterday wasn't that surprising, but I am honestly a wee bit sad to see him go. Zach Bogosian going was a bit more of a surprise, and I'm a sad about that as well. I'll get over it though. Damn these hockey feels....

What makes it all okay is that I love new people. It's always exciting for me at least to see what new players can do to help out the team and how things change or don't change with different players. Drew Stafford is Drew Stafford and that's all I really have to say other than the fact that he appears to have a wicked sense of humour and I appreciate that fully (as you all should know by now).

Tyler Myers is a literal giant. He's very very tall, you guys. Like, Zdeno Chara tall. He is a monster and I love it.

Line Ups

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Drew Stafford - Mark Scheifele - Mathieu Perreault

Michael Frolik - Adam Lowry - Chris Thorburn

T.J. Galiardi - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Tobias Enstrom - Tyler Myers

Ondrej Pavelec

Michael Hutchinson

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - James Neal

Matt Cullen - Calle Jarnkrok - Gabriel Bourque

Eric Nystrom - Paul Gaustad - Taylor Beck

Roman Josi - Shea Weber

Anton Volchenkov - Seth Jones

Anthony Bitetto - Victor Bartley

Pekka Rinne

Carter Hutton

Players to Watch

The new kids. Of course. Duh. It will be interesting to see how they do based on their very limited interaction with the rest of the Jets as team mates and their presumably super quick introduction to how the Jets play their game.

Pretty excite? Yes. Yes, I am.