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Pre Season - Game 3: Minnesota Wild vs Winnipeg Jets (Game-Day Thread)

Do you crave fun and insightful hockey discussion with like-minded fans while you watch listen-to tonight's game? Well then, why don't you pull-up a chair and join the fun in our Game-Day Thread?

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Pre-Season 2013, Game 3

Minnesota Wild


Winnipeg Jets

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 PM CST

Television: No dice (Use your imagination)

Listen Live at: KFAN (100.3) or
For the Jets perspective, visit our friends at Arctic Ice Hockey

Through a series of unfortunate events, I've ended-up with the responsibility of writing tonight's game preview. I just got back from Belfast and have been somewhat out-of-touch with Wild hockey for the last few days, so the details I'll be able to provide about tonight's game are sketchy at best. I would like to apologise in advance.

What I do know is that tonight's game, while being essentially meaningless, is another important bit of sustenance for fans on the verge of insanity caused by a long Summer without their favourite sport. Also, it's fun to see some of the new players, fringe players and prospects take the ice. Just remember, don't read too much into what you see/hear. This is the preseason. It's a weird situation, with most players just trying to get back into their routines and find their rhythm for the coming year. Let's not go calling for players to be cut every time they make a mistake.

Tonight's opposition, once again, is the Winnipeg Jets. These guys will probably end-up being the Wild's "rivals" in Conference III, and, judging by what I've heard about the last game, there has already been quite a bit of nastiness on show. Whatever the scoreline, I just hope the Wild get out of this one, like all pre-season games, without any injuries.

The Wild are showcasing the "big guns" tonight, so you'll get a chance to (not) see all your favourites, such as, Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin, Zach Parise and Jake Dowell.

Here are your starting line-ups (3 Wild forwards from the group below will be scratched):

Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Dany Heatley - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine
Erik Haula - Mikael Granlund - Nino Knightrider
Jake Dowell - Zenopka- Carson McMillan

David Steckel - Tyler Graovac - Zack Phillips

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella- Jared Spurgeon
Clayton Stoner - Keith Ballard

Niklas Backstrom -Johan Gustafsson

A - Bunch - Of
Dudes - Who - Play
For - The - Winnipeg
Jets - I- Reckon

But - Who
Honestly- Cares
Outside - Of

Winnipeg - ?