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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Carolina Hurricanes

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"There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice." - Simon Sinek

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To be a fan of the Winnipeg Jets as of late means that you're kind of caught in a conundrum.  On one hand, you want  the team to excel and win every game, securing a spot in the playoffs and hopefully celebrating a playoff series win at the corner of Portage and Main.  On the other hand, you want the team to play well, but not well enough to secure a short term victory a playoff run can provide.  You want long term success, one that can potentially be derived from obtaining certain player rights in the form of top 5 draft picks from this year's crop, and trading away current assets to stock pile future draft picks and options.  It's a delicate balance.  After dispatching the draft lottery kingpins of late, the Edmonton Oilers, on Saturday night, the Winnipeg Jets venture three quarters across North America to face the Carolina Hurricanes, who have had some success of late themselves, beating the New York Islanders on the weekend.

TV:

6pm CST, TSN3, TSN 1290, FS-CR, 99.9 FM

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Nikolaj EhlersMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Drew StaffordBryan LittleMathieu Perreault

Joel ArmiaAdam LowryAndrew Ladd

Alexander Burmistrov- Andrew CoppChris Thorburn

Dustin ByfuglienJacob Trouba

Tyler MyersToby Enstrom

Ben Chariot - Adam Pardy

Ondrej Pavelec

Micheal Hutchinson

*Adam Pardy draws in to replace Mark Stuart, who was placed on the Injured Reserve for 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.

Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup:

Kris VersteegEric StaalElias Lindholm

Jaokim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Andrej Nestrasil

Jeff SkinnerVictor Rask - Phillip Di Giuseppe

Nathan Gerbe - Jay McClement - Riley Nash

Ron HainseyJustin Faulk

Noah Hanifin - Michal Jordan

Jaccob Slavin - John- Micheal Liles

Eddie Lack

Cam Ward

Player to boo until your lungs hurt:

Eric and Jordan Staal need your undivided, negative attention!

Prediction:

Jets 3-1

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