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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Colorado Avalanche

"When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective." - Harvey Mackay

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This little GIF accurately summarizes me trying to stay positive as a Winnipeg Jets blog writer...


The Jets mounted a comeback, but it was too little too late, as they dropped a 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night. 4 goals against in the first 5 minutes of the game is tough to come back from.  But the Jets rallied and made it interesting. The "Matthews March" continues.  For interest's sake, here is the NHL Lottery Simulator, which give you the standings and the odds on favorite to win the first overall pick in the 2016 draft. Also, here's the link to the ISS Hockey Top 30 Ranked Prospects for this this summer's draft, and the TSN Tradecentre page. Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd's trade value seemed to be in check with their performances last night. Click away to your hearts content.  Comments and your findings are welcome at the bottom of this post. Onwards and upwards to Denver, where the Jets will play the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night.  The Avs are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss against the Dallas Stars Thursday night and currently hold down a playoff wildcard spot.



Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Nikolaj EhlersMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Drew StaffordBryan LittleMathieu Perreault

Alexander Burmistrov - Adam LowryAndrew Ladd

Joel ArmiaAndrew CoppChris Thorburn

Dustin ByfuglienJacob Trouba

Tyler MyersToby Enstrom

Ben Chariot - Mark Stuart

Connor Hellebuyck

Micheal Hutchinson

*No anticipated pregame skate as this is a second game of a back to back.  Unclear of the starting Jets goaltender as Micheal Hutchinson came in as relief for Connor Hellebuyck Friday night.  I anticipate this decision will be made at game time.

Colorado Avalanche Projected Lineup:

Jarome Iginla - Nathan Mackinnon - Matt Duchesne

Gabriel Landeskog - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau

Alex Tanguay - Andreas Martinsen - Mikhail Grigorenko

Cody Macleod - John Mitchell - Chris Wagner

Francois Beauchemin - Erik Johnson

Nick Holden - Tyson Barrie

Andrew Bodnarchuk - Chris Bigras

Sergei Varlamov

Calvin Pickard

Player to boo, jeer and sneer at:

The Coach Patrick Roy loves the attention.


Dunno! Your guess is as good as mine!