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Game Preview #8 - A New Day Dawns

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Thought it's hard to imagine John Tortorella has been able to do much of anything with the team yet, can the turn-around begin tonight?

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"I want to see us play with some arrogance."
--John Tortorella

What other intro could I possibly write for this?

The Jackets are still winless, but things have definitely changed. Whether that will be for the better, no one really can say. We don't have any lineup information at this point, beyond that Sergei Bobrovsky is back in net tonight.

Minnesota is off to a solid start, with their loss in Anaheim the other night their only regulation blemish. Tonight marks just their second home game, as well.

Finally, this marks the first CBJ/Wild game since the 2009-10 season in which Todd Richards was not on either bench.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(0-7-0, 0 Points; 8th division, 16th conference)

Boone Jenner Ryan Johansen Nick Foligno
Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Brandon Saad
Matt Calvert Brandon Dubinsky David Clarkson
William Karlsson Gregory Campbell Rene Bourque
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Cody Goloubef
Fedor Tyutin Dalton Prout
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Minnesota Wild
(3-1-1, 7 Points; 5th Division, 7th Conference)

Zach Parise Mikael Granlund Jason Pominville
Jason Zucker Mikko Koivu Nino Niederreiter
Thomas Vanek Charlie Coyle Justin Fontaine
Erik Haula Ryan Carter Chris Porter
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Matt Dumba
Marco Scandella Christian Folin
Devan Dubnyk
Darcy Kuemper