RR2 Here in place of ilb. If you thought this was an HAV before, oh man, wait until you see what’s coming up for the rest of this week.
Game 72ish. I’m not checking. The games haven’t mattered for a while now.
The Rangers have the opportunity to play spoiler tonight. No, not for the Blue Jackets, but for their own draft lottery odds. Stop winning! Regulation losses only, please. We still can get down as far as 7th. A couple of weeks ago, we were looking at potentially going as low as 4th. That’s what a few wins at this time of the season will do for you.
Tonight’s projected lineup: they will ice a full team. Lundqvist in goal for sure, and beyond that, who knows. I don’t frankly care to look it up. I only care about watching theyoung players and seeing their effort and potential. Best case scenario from here on out is try hard, but lose. Everything is all about the future.
With Lundqvist in goal, my focus would be on the defense prospects like Pionk and Gilmour. There has been some rumbling that Lias Anderson will be up on Thursday to play the 1st of his 9 games. Chytil should follow two games later. That’s when the forwards will actually matter again.
Also of note, Ryan Lindgren might turn pro and sign with the Rangers. Maybe he gets an NHL game or two, but more than likely he goes to the AHL.