The tank and sell machine is in full effect for the Rangers. Rick Nash has been asked for his no-trade list. Tampa Bay is interested in Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers are in the news, and this time for the right reasons. Selling, and recognizing a retool is needed, is the right move. Injuries may have forced their hand, but this was always the right move.
There is a game tonight, though, as the Rangers are in Dallas to take on a Stars team that could probably use some defensive depth. That said, this is a solid Stars team that can tear a defense apart. Plus Ken Hitchcock is a good coach. Good thing the Rangers have Steven Kampfer in the lineup.
Ken Hitchcock is the new man in Dallas. He is notorious for running an aggressive 2-1-2 overload forecheck, switching to a 1-2-2 with a lead late in the period. Expect the Stars to be fairly aggressive when it comes to defensive zone schemes, playing an overload style and collapsing down when the puck is down low. Their power play strategy is a 1-3-1, and their penalty kill formation is a hybrid.
Esa Lindell-John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis-Greg Pateryn
Jamie Oleksiak-Stephen Johns
Ben Bishop gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: A game with no injuries.
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