Game Ten, the Winnipeg Jets at the New York Rangers
Tonight the Rangers take on Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, and the Winnipeg Jets tonight at MSG. The Jets have had some early season struggles scoring goals which is good news for the New York Rangers. The Jets are the kind of team that you simply can't sleep on though, they have plenty of guys in their lineup who can score goals or make an impact on the game if the Rangers aren't sharp tonight. It's going to be a challenge without John Moore in the lineup, we'll have to see what the Rangers' blue line looks like against Winnipeg in the Rangers' quest to get off to a good start in November.
The New York Rangers' November Schedule
Jets at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/1
Blues at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/3
Red Wings at Rangers, 8:00 PM 11/5
Rangers at Maple Leafs, 7:00 PM 11/8
Oilers at Rangers, 6:00 PM 11/9
Penguins at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/11
Avalanche at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/13
Rangers at Penguins, 7:00 PM 11/15
Lightning at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/17
Flyers at Rangers, 8:00 PM 11/19
Rangers at Sabres, 7:00 PM 11/21
Canadiens at Rangers, 7:00 PM 11/23
Rangers at Lightning, 7:30 PM 11/26
Rangers at Flyers, 1:00 PM 11/28
Flyers at Rangers, 1:00 PM 11/29
Mike's Player to Watch: Michael Kostka
Kostka is the guy that is getting the nod while John Moore is suspended for five games for his high hit on Erik Haula. We all remember the mistakes that Kostka made the last time he was wearing a Blueshirt... let's be honest here, they're hard to forgive or forget. However, Kostka is a guy that has a lot tools that can help the Rangers. He can be used on the man advantage. He's a right handed blueliner so he brings balance to the Rangers' blue line while John Moore is out of the picture. What I'd like to see from him is mistake-free (or should I say mistake-minimized) hockey. If he's trying too hard Kostka is probably going to hurt this team. He needs to forget about the last time he wore a Rangers jersey and start fresh.
Hope that you guys all had a great Halloween and a great October.
Let's go Rangers! Enjoy the game and the thread.