Lineup @ MTS Center Tonight
Tonight at the MTS Center (Shaw Digital subscribers SD 289, HD 290), the Winnipeg Jets will be fielding a team full of its core players, combined with others fighting tooth and nail to make the club. Jets fans first hand tonight will see stars Andrew Ladd, Nik Antropov, Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian and Ondrej Pavelic. Others in the lineup, Jason Gregoire, Troy Bodie, Arthurs Kulda, Paul Postma have their chances to leave a good impression while on their mission to make the team. The surprise of the night is Janne Pesonen starting on the right side with Ladd and Antropov. Is a sign they feel Pesonen can be a top six forward?
Forwards:Ladd - Antropov - PesonenTelegin - Cormier - BodieWeibe - Burmistrov - GregoireMaxwell - Scheifele - Clark
Defence:Byfuglien - StuartBogosian - FesterlingPostma - Kulda
In Columbus, the Jets will be a deeper bunch up front. Two thirds of the second line (Kane & Wheeler) will be in action. Same thing can be said for the third line, as both Carl Klingberg & Spencer Machacek are fighting hard to make the team. The teams fourth line of Glass, Slater & Thornburn will be dressed as well. The defense on the other hand will be very young and inexperienced, with Ron Hainsey & Randy Jones being the only two vets dressed.
Lineup in Columbus
ForwardsEvander Kane- Jason Jaffray- Blake WheelerCarl Klingberg- Tim Stapleton- Spencer MachacekTanner Glass- Jim Slater- Chris ThorburnRiley Holzapfel- John Albert- Kenndal McArdleDefencemenRon Hainsey- Mark FloodRandy Jones- Derek MeechTravis Ramsey- Zach RedmondGoaliesChris Mason