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Despite their shaky play, Connor McDavid is still scared of the baby Jets

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The "best prospect pool in the NHL" has looked horrible in two mid-September games. Welp, there goes the 2019 Stanley Cup. While it is true that the kids have been terrible, it is a little early to panic. There are really only three or four kids in this tournament that are vying for Winnipeg Jets roster spots this year.

As for today, the Winnipeg Jets take on a Connor McDavid-less Edmonton Oilers squad.

The puck drops at 1:30 pm CST and can be viewed on

Projected Lineups

Winnipeg Jets

Brendan Lemieux - Nic Petan - Nikolaj Ehlers

Axel BlomqvistRyan OlsenJimmy Lodge

Chase De LeoAndrew CoppScott Kosmachuk

Jiri Frink - Jansen Harkins - Matteo Gennaro

Josh MorrisseyNelson Nogier

Brennan Serville - Jan Kostalek

Aaron Harstad - Marcus Karlstrom

Edmonton Oilers

Was gonna say Connor McDavid, but he decided to Connor McNo-show.

Players to Watch

General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has done some talking of late. He has said things. These things hint at who is really in the mix for a roster spot this year.

To nobody's surprise, it sounds like Andrew Copp is batting for the 4th line centre position. Joel Armia (not participating in this tournament), Nikolaj Ehlers and Nic Petan have also been mentioned for top-nine roles. The number of roster spots is limited, so these players might be going head-to-head for NHL ice time. Will one stand out over the others?