The new season is upon us, and the rebuild officially gets underway tonight. The Rangers are hosting Stanley Cup hopeful Nashville tonight, which will be a tough first test for the young Rangers and David Quinn.
There is no sugar coating this, we should expect a rough year filled with losses and face palm moments. There will be ups. There will be downs. There will be strings of losses. That said, this team has the goaltending and forward depth to surprise a lot of people. It may not be likely, but it is certainly possible.
Rangers Lineup, courtesy of @DonChytil:
Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Viktor Arvidsson
Craig Smith-Kyle Turris-Kevin Fiala
Colton Sissons-Nick Bonino-Calle Jarnkrok
Miikka Salomaki-Frederick Gaudreau-Zac Rinaldo
Roman Josi-Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm-P.K. Subban
Dan Hamhuis-Yannick Weber
Pekka Rinne gets the start.
Crazy Prediction: No one laughs at the line combos.
Game time is 7:30pm on MSG. Welcome back, hockey. We’ve missed you.