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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres

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"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley

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In keeping with our theme of looking ahead, the Winnipeg Jets have a defensive corps for next year shaping up like this;

Byfuglien/ Enstrom

Myers/ Trouba

Chariot/ Stuart

Postma, Melchiori, Morrissey and Kitchon are all potentially on the outside looking in, not to mention if  the Jets nab a D man in the upcoming draft (Chychrun or Juolevi perhaps).  What moves would you make to solidify the top 6? Your comments are welcome below, and we'll take a look at the goal tending for next year on Monday in the Jets/ Flyers Game Day Thread.

Records:

WPG (31-37-6) BUF (30-34-10)

TV:

12 pm CST, TSN3, TSN 1290, MSG-B, WGR 550

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Nikolaj Ehlers- Mark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Joel Armia- Alexander Burmistrov - Drew Stafford

Chris ThorburnAdam LowryMatt Halischuk

Nic PetanAndrew CoppMarko Dano

Dustin Byfuglien - Ben Chariot

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba*

Julian Melchiori - Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec

Micheal Hutchinson

*Jacob Trouba is a game time decision. If Trouba can't play then Brendan Kitchon will make his NHL debut.  Due to early start time there will be no pregame skate.

Buffalo Sabres Projected Lineup:

Evander Kane – Ryan O'Reilly – Nicolas Deslauriers

Zemgus GirgensonsJack EichelSam Reinhart

Marcus FolignoJohan LarssonBrian Gionta

Cal O'ReillyDavid LegwandMatt Moulson

Josh GorgesRasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabeZach Bogosian

Carlo ColaiacovoMark Pysyk

Chad Johnson

Nathan Lieuwen

Player to boo mercilessly:

You know Evander Kane likes the attention, don't you?

Prediction:

Jets 2-1

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Let's hear from the coach after Friday's practice...