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In case you've been living under a rock without any sort of communication device or wifi signal the past 48 plus hours, Andrew Ladd and pieces were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Marko Dano and a couple of picks just prior to the Jets' game against the Dallas Stars.  Easily a good move for both clubs, but rather than Ladd going for the Cup again,  maybe Dano is the lucky one in this deal.  After all, he gets to spread his wings on a club that will certainly give him every opportunity to show us what he has to offer.  Once the trade dust had settled,  the Jets came out and responded well after loosing their captain, netting 6 goals on strong performances by Joel Armia, Mark Scheifele and others, and beat the Stars 6-3. The Jets may not be done looking for more talent, as the trade deadline is Monday Feb. 29th at 2 pm CST, so we may see a few more moves.  In the meantime, there is a game to be played, and it's an afternoon affair against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Pens are coming off a 5-1 drubbing against the Boston Bruins, and are looking to finish off with a win in a month of so-so hockey.  As an added bonus, our newest Jet will be in the lineup.

TV:

2 pm CST SN, ROOT, TSN 1290

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Nikolaj EhlersMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Joel ArmiaAdam Lowry - Marko Dano

Alexander Burmistrov - Mathieu PerreaultDrew Stafford

Matt HalischukAndrew CoppChris Thorburn

Dustin ByfuglienJacob Trouba

Tyler MyersToby Enstrom

Ben Chariot - Adam Pardy

Ondrej Pavelec

Micheal Hutchinson

*No pre-game skate due to early game time start.

Pittsburgh Penguins Projected Lineup:

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist

Carl Hagelin - Matt Cullen - Phil Kessel

Tom Kuhnhackl - Oscar Sundqvist - Bryan Rust

Scott Wilson - Kevin Porter - Conor Sheary

Kris Letang - Olli Maatta

Brian Dumoulin - Trevor Daley

Derrick Pouliot - Ian Cole

Marc- Andre Fleury

Jeff Zatkoff

*Evgeni Malkin is expected back in the line up on Saturday, depending upon warm up. No pre-game skate due to early game time start.

Player to boo, sneer and jeer at:

Sid the kid, of course!

Prediction:

Jets 2-1

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

SBNation gets us going with The Morning Skate.

The Hockey News puts their spin on the Ladd/ Dano trade.

The Hockeybuzz and their take on the Ladd trade.

Sportsnet does their best top 10 impersonation.

Another Sportsnet article highlighting the Winnipeg Jets Deadline Decisions.

A link to TSN's Tradecentre and the TSN Tradebait board.

The Globe and Mail get in on the trade deadline excitement here.

The Winnipeg Free Press and it's article about how things in Jetsville should be run in Andrew Ladd's perspective.

Winnipeg Sun and it's insider trading piece.

The NHL Draft Lottery Simulator

The ISS Top 30 Draft Rankings

The Roster Resource Winnipeg Jets Page

The General Fanager Winnipeg Jets Page

Finally, here's a Sportsnet piece on what it's like to be traded on Deadline day by goalie Corey Hirsch.

Let's hear from the Coach...

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