One hour to go, no idea what to expect.
What we do know is that it's been a long time since we've seen the Rangers, and it would be nice to get our souls back from that opening weekend. Man, that seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it? Remember when Brandon Saad scored on the Power Play? I was sure we were going to the playoffs at that moment.
So far all we've seen is "paper moves" to get guys on the AHL roster for the playoffs. I am just going to go ahead and publish a projected lineup with Scott Hartnell and Fedor Tyutin in it because if I wait nothing will happen. If I put them in, they'll probably get traded.
Columbus Blue Jackets
(26-29-8, 60 Points; 8th division, 14th conference)
|Boone Jenner||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Scott Hartnell||Alexander Wennberg||Brandon Saad|
|Matt Calvert||William Karlsson||Nick Foligno|
|David Clarkson||Gregory Campbell||Jared Boll|
|Ryan Murray||Seth Jones|
|Cody Goloubef||David Savard|
|Fedor Tyutin||Dalton Prout|
New York Rangers
(36-20-6, 78 Points; 2nd Division, 2nd Conference)
|Chris Kreider||Derek Stepan||Mats Zuccarello|
|J.T. Miller||Derick Brassard||Jesper Fast|
|Oscar Lindberg||Eric Staal||Kevin Hayes|
|Tanner Glass||Dominic Moore||Viktor Stalberg|
|Ryan McDonagh||Dan Girardi|
|Marc Staal||Dan Boyle|
|Keith Yandle||Kevin Klein|