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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Preseason Game Thread

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Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0) vs Minnesota Wild (0-0-0)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:30

Television: None Local, try for a feed
Try to listen live on
(if available), or locally at 830 AM

Live stream available from the Blue Jackets radio network at
For the Columbus perspective, check out Light the Lamp

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets




Mike York-Jiri Novotny-Jakub Voracek
Craig MacDonald-Steve Kelly-Jared Boll
Andrew Murray-Trevor Frischmon-Maksim Mayorov
Adam Pineault-Blair Yaworski-Derek Dorsett

Jan Hejda-Marc Methot
Richard Matvichuk-Aaron Rome
Grant Clitsome-Jonathan Sigalet

Dan LaCosta
Fredrik Norrena

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:

  1. How does Colton Gillies react to full-speed in the NHL?
  2. Can the Wild take over 50% of the faceoffs?
  3. 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?)