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One more uneventful trade deadline passes. No Pirri. No Boedker. No Drouin. No problem?

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

As a staunch Jets fan, I was hoping for a bit of action on trade deadline day.  You know, a bone thrown to the fan base that TNSE was committed to the short term.  Then, the deadline of 2 pm on Monday February 29th came and went, and not so much was a fire cracker tossed. No pop or fizzle. No deals. No steals. Nothing seemed to happen.  Or did it?  You see, no action is actually action. The Jets didn't move for Boedker, whose deal is perceived as a bit of a puzzler for the Coyotes. The Jets didn't buy the bluff for Pirri, who wasn't the ace up the sleeve for the Florida Panthers after all, and was moved for a 6th rounder. Finally, the Jets didn't sell the farm for Drouin, whose bad behaviour won't be rewarded by any GM in the league at this point.  The Jets stood firm.  In all, the Jets have 2 first round draft picks, a great player in Dano, and a cupboard full of prospects.  Down the line on June 24th & 25th, more prospects will come the way of the Jets, while July 1st brings the opportunity to re-sign Andrew Ladd via free agency, albeit to a reduced salary, term and role. A new captaincy will be announced in the summer too, paving the way for next season.  But, in the meantime, there's a game to be played, and this time, it's against the re-tooled Florida Panthers, who have made the trade deadline push to see the playoffs.

TV:

7 pm CST, TSN3, TSN 1290, FS-F, 560 WQAM

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Nikolaj EhlersMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Mathieu Perreault - Alexender Burmistrov - Drew Stafford

Joel ArmiaAdam Lowry - Marko Dano

Anthony Peluso - Andrew CoppChris Thorburn

Dustin ByfuglienJacob Trouba

Tyler MyersToby Enstrom

Ben Chariot - Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec

Micheal Hutchinson

Florida Panthers Projected Lineup:

Quinton Howden - Alexander Barkov - Jaromir Jagr

Jussi JokinenVincent TrocheckReilly Smith

Teddy Purcell - Nick Bjugstad - Jiri Hudler

Logan Shaw - Derek MacKenzieShawn Thornton

Brian Campbell - Eric Gudbranson

Dmitry KulikovAaron Ekblad

Steven Kampfer - Alex Petrovic

Al Montoya

Roberto Luongo

Player to boo, jeer and sneer at:

New additions Jiri Hudler and Teddy Purcell can take it...or can they?

Prediction:

Jets 2-1