Team A will face New Jersey tomorrow @TheGarden.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 17, 2019
Most of the attention is going to be on the top line of Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Kaapo Kakko. There’s a legitimate chance that winds up as the top line and will be a lot of fun to watch. David Quinn has stressed that the 1RW spot will go to Pavel Buchnevich, but there’s a chance this winds up as the top line at some point this season.
Just had our daily chat with David Quinn. He stressed not to read too much into Kakko playing with Panarin and Zibanejad tomorrow night. He wanted to send the message that the RW spot on the first line spot will be Buchnevich. #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) September 17, 2019
Let’s not sleep on the second line with Chris Kreider and Vitali Kravtsov flanking Lias Andersson. Lias is going to get a look at the 2C role, and all signs are pointing to him being a legitimate candidate, especially with his strong showing thus far in camp.
On the blue line, Brady Skjei and Jacob Trouba were the worst kept top-pair secret we’ve had in a while. My focus is on Libor Hajek and Adam Fox as a pair. That could be the third pair, or possibly even the second pair.