As everything else this week/weekend is Star Wars- related, why not the GDT post?
Since the Blues are travelling to Winnipeg, I guess that makes us the Empire. I'm OK with that, after all they were the ones that took Echo Base while the Rebels were left running away with their tails between their legs. Obviously, Dustin Byfuglien would make an excellent Wampa. Despite his fierce disposition and strength, the real beasts of burden are Andrew Ladd and Jacob Trouba - which we'd therefore have to cast as the Tauntauns of the team. In any case, the GM of the Jets has a lot on his mind right now: those 3 are allegedly looking for a combined $152 Million in contracts this coming offseason.
That'd buy a lot of Hancicles!
Meanwhile, here come the Blues. We bring with us the Ultimate Power in the universe - Vladimir Tarasenko . We shouldn't draw from the same well too often though, so we'll need to win this one with actual boots on the ground. You know, the kind David Backes refers to. As we assault the rebel scum of the MTS Centre, watch the shock and awe provided by the mighty AT-ATs of the Blues defensive corp. Those stout beasts can deliver the heavy damage from afar, and 6 of the 7 goals already scored in this series featured a defenseman with the goal or assist. The AT-STs would be the stand-in for the forwards, as they are the ones to drive the point home with damage close-in.
The key tactic by these Alliance Jets is to protect their shield generator - that is, of course, rookie goalie Connor Hellebuyck . Perhaps, if they truly commit to the defense, they may yet escape. It'll be the task of our Blizzard Force to take him down.
Comment below, let us know how you think the game's going in that arena far, far away.