Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0) vs Minnesota Wild (0-0-0)
Xcel Energy Center @ 7:30
Live stream available from the Blue Jackets radio network at http://streamdata.dispatchbroadcast.com/CBJgamelive.asx
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Columbus Blue Jackets
Mike York-Jiri Novotny-Jakub Voracek
Jan Hejda-Marc Methot
This is a really young lineup (overall) for Columbus tonight. No Modin, no Huselius, no Nash, no Peca, no Umberger, Torres, Commodore or Klesla. Clearly this isn't going to be a great look at how the Wild look against prepared opposition. However, it is a nice setup for an opener. Let the team stretch their legs, as it were.
I'm going to assume that Blaine's Trevor Frischmon is going to have a lot of friends and family in attendance tonight. Should be a nice homecoming for the kid, as he's likely not going to be with the big club for very long.
Questions to be answered tonight:
- How does Colton Gillies react to full-speed in the NHL?
- Can the Wild take over 50% of the faceoffs?
- Will Krys Kolanos or Benoit Pouliot present themselves as a candidate for one of the open center spots?
What questions do you have?
What are you looking forward to tonight? (Besides the season finally getting under way?)