Which team will survive the first round of NHL playoffs: Winnipeg Jets or Minnesota Wild?
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Which team will survive the first round of NHL playoffs: Winnipeg Jets or Minnesota Wild?

#GoJetsGo
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It's that time of year again. The real NHL season begins. The Stanley Cup is up for grabs and 16 teams are vying the biggest prize in hockey. In the first round, the Winnipeg Jets faceoff against the Minnesota Wild. The Jets are the hottest team heading into the playoffs and look ready to make a name for themselves. However, the Wild have Eric Staal and enough depth and experience to carry them to the final. Who advances? 🏒

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#GoJetsGo
56%
#mnwild
44%

What the Jets lack in experience they make up with guts and young corp that goes all out on the ice. Winnipeg may not have big names, but they have developing talent that is on the brink of stardom. From goalie Connor Hellebuyck to Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien, these Jets are ready to make the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs their coming out party. The team has gone are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games and are scorching into the playoffs. With one of the loudest buildings behind them, there is no way they will lose to the Wild.

The Wild may have lost defenseman Ryan Suter, but their depth is good enough to make up for that loss. This is the same group that has taken Minnesota to the playoffs the last five seasons so they have plenty of playoff experience to lean on while the Jets will be wide-eyed and bushy tailed. Eric Staal found his groove again, scoring 40 goals for the Wild and sucking defenses toward him. The Jets may be young, but there is no counter for the depth and experience of Minnesota. The Wild will wear down the Jets to advance.

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