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2018-2019 NHL SEASON STARTS TONIGHT
October 4, 2018

Another exciting NHL season is set to take place and a couple new faces will be present in the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room. Dylan Willick, a 4th round pick of the Blue Jackets in 2013, joins the big club and will start the season on the third line alongside Matt Calvert and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault. Willick has been a key player for the Springfield Falcons, the AHL affiliate of the Blue Jackets, for a couple of years now, producing 47 goals and 106 points over the past 2 seasons. He also played in 2 NHL games in 2015-2016. Michael Chaput, the Falcons' leading scorer last year, managed to bump Artem Anisimov down to the AHL with a solid showing during the pre-season and is expected to be the 13th forward. Chaput had a stellar season last year, producing 30 goals and 77 points in 76 games and he put up 31 goals the year before. Chaput was one of the pieces involved in the Jeff Carter trade so many years ago.

Outside of some line juggling, it is pretty much status quo in Columbus while the team hopes to find their 2016-2017 game where they were the 2nd best team in the league and shake off their 2017-2018 game that left them with a long summer. The Blue Jackets come into the 2018-2019 campaign as the 22nd ranked team on TSN's power rankings. The Nashville Predators continue their reign as the team to beat and the Toronto Maple Leafs come into the season as the top ranked team in the Eastern Conference. The defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins, come in as the 23rd ranked team and reigning Presidents' Trophy winners, the Calgary Flames, are ranked 25th. The Bruins had an awful pre-season and are still recovering from their Stanley Cup hangover while the Flames lost their top 2 defensemen due to a lack of cap space.

Several trades occurred over the pre-season, starting with Detroit trading their long-time #1 defenseman Niklas Kronwall to the Carolina Hurricanes for journeyman defenseman Brendan Mikkelson and Carolina's 1st round pick in the 2019 draft. 2 days later, Calgary shipped out power play QB Dennis Wideman to Montreal in exchange for prospect defenseman Marcel Cloutier and depth forward Gabriel Dumont. The following day, Vancouver traded fan favourite Alexandre Burrows to Washington receiving Washington's 2020 1st round pick in return. And, finally, Boston traded their 2019 1st rounder to Dallas for prospect wingers Ralph Dimmen and Rocky Milroy.

2018-2019 TSN POWER RANKINGS AND STARTING LINE-UPS
#1 Nashville Predators
A. Radulov (SNP 84)C. Wilson (PWF 86)M. Erat (TWF 85)
P. Parenteau (PLY 84)J. Rask (SNP 78)M. Havlat (SNP 84)
S. Kostitsyn (SNP 80)C. Smith (TWF 79)P. Hornqvist (SNP 80)
G. Rogers (SNP 68)T. Beck (PWF 79)J. Irwin (SNP 68)
J. Pitkanen (OFD 87)S. Weber (DFD 91)
P. Martin (DFD 83)J. Blum (OFD 83)
R. Josi (TWD 82)T. Laakso (DFD 81)
P. Rinne (HYB 89)
J. Smith (HYB 79)

#2 Los Angeles Kings
T. Pearson (PLY 82)A. Kopitar (PLY 89)O. Moller (TWF 85)
D. Brown (PWF 83)J. Carter (SNP 85)J. Williams (SNP 83)
E. Fehr (PWF 78)M. Richards (TWF 85)T. Oshie (TWF 82)
A. Frolov (SNP 78)A. Loktionov (PLY 82)L. Vey (PLY 78)
S. Voynov (TWD 87)D. Doughty (OFD 89)
J. Muzzin (DFD 83)A. Martinez (TWD 83)
C. Brown (DFD 59)M. Fayne (DFD 78)
J. Quick (HYB 92)
R. Lehner (HYB 82)

#3 Toronto Maple Leafs
J. Lupul (SNP 85)M. Grabovski (PLY 83)P. Kessel (SNP 86)
J. van Riemsdyk (PWF 85)J. Colborne (PWF 82)T. Jokinen (GRN 79)
R. Clowe (PWF 82)G. McKegg (TWF 79)M. Frattin (TWF 83)
B. Ross (TWF 81)S. Macaulay (TWF 79)V. Stalberg (PWF 79)
D. Phaneuf (TWD 88)M. Rielly (TWD 87)
J. Gardiner (TWD 85)J. Blacker (TWD 83)
S. Percy (TWD 81)C. Franson (OFD 83)
J. Reimer (HYB 84)
R. Gusse (HYB 83)

#4 Colorado Avalanche
M. Connolly (PLY 82)M. Duchene (PLY 90)G. Landeskog (PWF 85)
M. Sislo (SNP 77)P. Stastny (PLY 86)D. Jones (SNP 81)
A. Kostitsyn (SNP 79)R. O'Reilly (TWF 84)L. Walker (TWF 77)
M. Santorelli (TWF 77)M. Sgarbossa (PLY 80)T. Marcinko (GRN 76)
J. Liles (OFD 85)E. Johnson (DFD 89)
C. Gaunce (TWD 83)J. Holos (OFD 85)
T. Barrie (TWD 82)S. Elliott (TWD 82)
S. Varlamov (HYB 87)
T. Greiss (BUT 78)

#5 Florida Panthers
Q. Howden (TWF 85)P. Mueller (PLY 89)L. Eriksson (SNP 86)
T. Fleischmann (PLY 84)J. Huberdeau (PLY 89)N. Kulemin (SNP 82)
V. Filppula (PLY 83)S. Weiss (PLY 84)J. McFarland (TWF 77)
S. Matthias (PWF 78)C. Gillies (GRN 79)R. Cervenka (SNP 78)
D. Kulikov (TWD 87)E. Gudbranson (DFD 85)
C. Robak (TWD 83)A. Petrovic (TWD 84)
M. Caruso (DFD 78)J. Schultz (DFD 78)
J. Markstrom (HYB 85)
R. Bachman (HYB 82)

#6 New Jersey Devils
I. Kovalchuk (SNP 88)J. Josefson (TWF 85)M. Tedenby (PLY 85)
H. Pesonen (SNP 79)G. Nyquist (PLY 83)N. Palmieri (PWF 84)
E. Poysti (GRN 80)A. Henrique (TWF 84)L. Caputi (SNP 79)
R. Dietz (TWF 69)M. Viedensky (PLY 79)T. van Ryn (PWF 63)
B. Burlon (TWD 86)A. Larsson (TWD 89)
E. Gelinas (TWD 83)R. Scarlett (TWD 85)
A. Greene (TWD 82)C. Murphy (TWD 83)
N. Goncharov (HYB 89)
K. Kinkaid (BUT 83)

#7 Chicago Blackhawks
M. Frolik (SNP 85)M. Kruger (TWF 86)P. Kane (SNP 90)
J. Hayes (PWF 83)N. Howes (PLY 84)J. Fasth (TWF 82)
B. Saad (TWF 79)M. McNeill (PWF 82)J. Morin (SNP 79)
M. Wahl (PLY 81)A. Shaw (GRN 79)B. Smith (SNP 79)
D. Keith (OFD 90)B. Seabrook (DFD 90)
N. Leddy (OFD 86)S. Lalonde (OFD 83)
D. Olsen (DFD 83)J. Lavin (TWD 81)
M. Hutchinson (HYB 82)
A. Veronneau (HYB 80)

#8 Carolina Hurricanes
J. Jokinen (SNP 84)J. Skinner (SNP 90)A. Semin (SNP 85)
M. Zuccarello (PLY 81)E. Staal (PLY 89)C. Terry (PLY 80)
D. Bowman (SNP 80)J. Tlusty (PLY 83)V. Rask (SNP 82)
Z. Boychuk (TWF 80)R. Nash (TWF 81)L. Sedlak (PLY 80)
N. Kronwall (TWD 87)J. McBain (OFD 86)
J. Faulk (TWD 84)T. Gilbert (TWD 85)
B. Sanguinetti (TWD 83)R. Murphy (OFD 84)
C. Ward (HYB 84)
R. Rinne (BUT 80)

#9 Washington Capitals
A. Ovechkin (SNP 92)N. Backstrom (PLY 90)S. Galiev (SNP 81)
A. Steen (TWF 83)M. Johansson (TWF 87)M. Read (SNP 81)
A. Burrows (TWF 81)M. Stajan (TWF 80)G. Mitchell (GRN 79)
B. Whitmore (PWF 80)B. Laich (TWF 80)C. Emmerton (PLY 79)
J. Carlson (TWD 89)M. Green (OFD 90)
D. Orlov (OFD 83)L. Viveiros (TWD 81)
K. Alzner (DFD 81)K. Marshall (DFD 80)
B. Holtby (HYB 85)
C. Anderson (HYB 83)

#10 San Jose Sharks
C. Witala (PLY 83)L. Couture (PLY 85)D. Benn (PLY 81)
T. Darby (TWF 78)F. Hamilton (TWF 80)J. Sheppard (TWF 82)
A. Palyga (PLY 73)T. Wingels (TWF 81)B. Froese (TWF 78)
B. Warsofsky (PWF 67)T. Hertl (TWF 77)W. Johnston (PLY 64)
M. Giordano (OFD 87)B. Burns (TWD 86)
D. Demelo (TWD 84)J. Blain (OFD 85)
M. Vlasic (DFD 83)S. Acolatse (TWD 81)
A. Niemi (HYB 87)
T. Heemskerk (HYB 80)

#11 Winnipeg Jets
E. Kane (SNP 86)B. Little (PLY 84)S. Hjalmarsson (TWF 82)
I. Telegin (SNP 83)M. Scheifele (PLY 80)C. Klingberg (PWF 83)
N. Bergfors (SNP 80)M. Macenauer (TWF 80)B. Wheeler (PWF 82)
A. Ladd (PWF 79)P. Cormier (GRN 79)S. Machacek (TWF 79)
T. Enstrom (OFD 86)P. Postma (OFD 86)
Z. Bogosian (TWD 84)D. Byfuglien (TWD 84)
J. Lehtivuori (OFD 83)S. Silas (TWD 81)
O. Pavelec (HYB 83)
D. Dubyk (HYB 81)

#12 Vancouver Canucks
A. Rodin (TWF 82)H. Sedin (PLY 91)N. Jensen (SNP 83)
S. Anthony (SNP 80)R. Kesler (TWF 86)Z. Kassian (PWF 82)
M. Raymond (SNP 79)K. Wellwood (PLY 79)D. Booth (PWF 79)
B. Kaboursalay (PWF 66)J. Nolan (GRN 79)L. St-Amand (TWF 71)
A. Edler (TWD 89)H. Tommernes (TWD 86)
K. Connauton (OFD 86)D. Hamhuis (TWD 86)
J. Garrison (TWD 84)C. Tanev (TWD 81)
E. Lack (HYB 83)
C. Schneider (HYB 83)

#13 Minnesota Wild
Z. Parise (PLY 87)M. Granlund (PLY 87)J. Larsson (TWF 84)
W. Wolski (SNP 81)M. Koivu (PLY 85)J. Zucker (TWF 81)
B. Bulmer (PWF 79)C. Coyle (TWF 82)C. McMillan (GRN 79)
M. Backlund (PLY 82)N. Bonino (TWF 82)Z. Phillips (PLY 78)
R. Suter (DFD 87)J. Spurgeon (OFD 82)
O. Eklund (OFD 81)M. Scandella (DFD 81)
K. Medvec (DFD 79)S. Kampfer (TWD 79)
M. Hackett (HYB 81)
J. Gustafsson (BUT 81)

#14 New York Islanders
D. Ullstrom (PLY 85)J. Tavares (SNP 88)M. Gran (SNP 82)
M. Moulson (SNP 84)B. McMillan (TWF 85)R. Rakhshani (TWF 84)
D. Stafford (TWF 81)J. Bailey (PLY 81)K. Kabanov (SNP 81)
M. Martin (GRN 79)J. Dibenedetto (TWF 80)D. King (GRN 79)
M. Donovan (TWD 86)T. Hamonic (DFD 84)
A. Macdonald (TWD 83)C. de Haan (OFD 82)
T. Wishart (TWD 79)S. Vasyunov (DFD 62)
M. Koskinen (BUT 83)
P. Mrazek (HYB 82)

#15 Buffalo Sabres
T. Vanek (SNP 85)C. Hodgson (PLY 86)N. Horton (PWF 85)
N. Gerbe (PLY 82)L. Adam (TWF 84)J. Lagace (TWF 79)
R. Boychuk (GRN 78)D. Catenacci (PLY 80)M. Foligno (PWF 78)
K. Sundher (PLY 80)V. Leino (TWF 79)G. Hoffmann (PLY 67)
J. Morrissey (OFD 83)T. Myers (TWD 88)
M. Weber (DFD 83)T. Brennan (TWD 82)
N. Crawford (OFD 81)A. Chenevert (DFD 79)
J. Enroth (HYB 81)
A. Bernard (BUT 79)

#16 Pittsburgh Penguins
S. Fedorov (PLY 89)S. Crosby (PLY 98)T. Kuenhackl (SNP 81)
L. Omark (PLY 79)E. Malkin (PLY 94)J. Pavelski (TWF 85)
D. Czerwonka (GRN 77)J. Connolly (PLY 78)K. Beach (PWF 77)
E. Appel (SNP 65)D. Audette (PLY 78)S. Jenni (PWF 65)
S. Despres (TWD 87)K. Letang (TWD 89)
T. Daley (DFD 84)M. Sauer (DFD 84)
J. Morrow (OFD 82)K. Cumiskey (OFD 80)
M. Smith (HYB 85)
M. Fleury (HYB 85)

#17 Edmonton Oilers
T. Hall (SNP 90)R. Nugent-Hopkins (PLY 89)J. Eberle (SNP 90)
A. Hemsky (PLY 84)S. Gagner (PLY 84)N. Yakupov (PLY 86)
V. Sobotka (TWF 81)T. Pitlick (TWF 83)S. Downie (GRN 80)
P. Cornet (PLY 79)B. Geoffrion (TWF 79)B. Malone (TWF 79)
C. Ehrhoff (OFD 87)D. Seidenberg (DFD 86)
K. Quincey (TWD 84)J. Petry (TWD 84)
R. Whitney (OFD 84)M. Marincin (TWD 81)
O. Roy (HYB 82)
T. Bunz (HYB 81)

#18 New York Rangers
C. Kreider (PWF 87)M. St. Croix (PLY 85)M. Gaborik (SNP 88)
R. Nash (PWF 86)D. Stepan (PLY 86)C. Hagelin (PLY 82)
B. Ranford (TWF 80)H. Ortmeyer (GRN 80)J. Miller (TWF 81)
C. Thomas (SNP 79)R. Holzapfel (TWF 79)V. Zharkov (TWF 78)
R. McDonagh (TWD 86)D. Girardi (DFD 89)
M. Staal (DFD 86)M. Del Zotto (OFD 85)
J. Niemi (TWD 78)B. Parlett (TWD 78)
H. Lundqvist (HYB 92)
H. Sateri (BUT 80)

#19 Detroit Red Wings
T. Ennis (SNP 84)C. Jarnkrok (PLY 81)K. Okposo (PWF 86)
R. Callahan (GRN 81)A. Lander (TWF 80)T. Pulkkinen (SNP 82)
P. Maroon (PWF 79)J. Andersson (TWF 79)J. Arniel (TWF 79)
D. Pacan (TWF 77)M. Talbot (GRN 77)M. Callahan (GRN 77)
B. Smith (TWD 86)I. White (TWD 86)
J. Mikus (TWD 80)B. Mikkelson (TWD 79)
X. Ouellet (OFD 78)C. Colaiacovo (TWD 78)
J. Howard (HYB 87)
B. Gamble (HYB 85)

#20 Philadelphia Flyers
J. Versteeg (PLY 86)S. Couturier (TWF 88)J. Voracek (SNP 90)
J. Akeson (PLY 82)B. Schenn (TWF 88)C. Giroux (PLY 89)
S. Hartnell (PWF 81)J. Hudler (SNP 80)J. Puustinen (SNP 79)
B. Mashinter (GRN 77)S. Laughton (TWF 79)T. McGinn (TWF 77)
E. Gustafsson (OFD 84)L. Schenn (DFD 90)
B. Coburn (DFD 82)M. Bourdon (TWD 81)
G. Boyer (TGH 81)B. Kessel (TWD 78)
I. Bryzgalov (HYB 85)
H. Hovinen (BUT 82)

#21 Tampa Bay Lightning
C. Conacher (PLY 82)S. Stamkos (SNP 92)B. Connolly (SNP 83)
R. Panik (SNP 80)D. Tyrell (TWF 85)T. Purcell (PLY 81)
B. Pouliot (PWF 78)D. Roy (PLY 83)D. Gauthier (GRN 79)
S. Bergenheim (TWF 78)Z. Smith (GRN 78)T. Johnson (TWF 79)
V. Hedman (DFD 90)M. Carle (TWD 87)
M. Barberio (OFD 85)K. Aulie (DFD 85)
K. Abeltshauser (TWD 77)R. Gudas (DFD 78)
J. Riley (HYB 87)
J. Bernier (HYB 83)

#22 Columbus Blue Jackets
N. Foligno (TWF 83)R. Johansen (PLY 86)C. Atkinson (SNP 83)
R. Umberger (TWF 80)D. Brassard (PLY 84)T. Kubalik (SNP 80)
M. Calvert (SNP 82)J. Audy-Marchessault (SNP 83)D. Willick (TWF 79)
M. Mayorov (PLY 77)B. Dubinsky (TWF 80)D. Dorsett (GRN 74)
J. Johnson (OFD 85)J. Wisniewski (OFD 85)
R. Murray (TWD 85)D. Savard (OFD 84)
F. Tyutin (TWD 83)R. Pulock (OFD 84)
S. Bobrovsky (HYB 84)
S. Mason (HYB 83)

#23 Boston Bruins
J. Schwartz (PLY 84)T. Seguin (PLY 86)R. Spooner (PLY 80)
C. Camper (PLY 81)P. Bergeron (TWF 85)S. Griffith (PLY 79)
B. Marchand (TWF 83)B. Sutter (TWF 84)J. Caron (PWF 83)
M. Lucic (PWF 82)D. Krejci (PLY 84)M. Grabner (SNP 81)
D. Warsofsky (OFD 85)D. Hamilton (TWD 86)
M. Bartkowski (TWD 82)K. Miller (TWD 82)
J. Valkonen (DFD 80)S. Babchuk (DFD 62)
T. Rask (HYB 85)
B. Lewandowski (BUT 69)

#24 Montreal Canadiens
T. Hartikainen (GRN 85)L. Leblanc (PLY 84)J. Pominville (PLY 86)
M. Pacioretty (PWF 84)A. Galchenyuk (PLY 84)J. Armia (PLY 83)
P. Holland (TWF 81)T. Plekanec (PLY 83)A. Palushaj (TWF 82)
A. Avtsin (PLY 79)J. Nattinen (TWF 79)B. Gallagher (TWF 79)
D. Wideman (OFD 86)P. Subban (TWD 87)
N. Beaulieu (OFD 85)M. Ellis (TWD 85)
Y. Weber (OFD 84)J. Demers (TWD 84)
C. Price (HYB 88)
R. Mayer (HYB 79)

#25 Calgary Flames
S. Baertschi (SNP 86)J. Toews (PLY 89)P. Danault (TWF 83)
M. Cammalleri (SNP 84)M. Doan (TWF 85)G. Nemisz (PWF 82)
M. Ferland (PWF 77)N. Mackinnon (PLY 83)M. Reinhart (TWF 80)
R. White (TWF 78)L. Bouma (GRN 78)G. Patterson (TWF 78)
T. Brodie (OFD 86)K. Klein (DFD 81)
K. Ellerby (TWD 80)B. Ponich (DFD 79)
C. Butler (DFD 78)T. Wotherspoon (DFD 77)
L. Irving (HYB 85)
J. Allen (HYB 81)

#26 St. Louis Blues
D. Perron (PLY 82)P. Berglund (PLY 85)C. Stewart (PWF 86)
C. Macarthur (TWF 81)T. Zajac (PLY 82)C. Glencross (TWF 80)
E. Grachev (PLY 81)D. Backes (PWF 82)T. Shattock (TWF 78)
B. Sonne (TWF 79)P. McRae (PWF 81)D. Conner (PLY 69)
C. Fairchild (TWD 86)A. Pietrangelo (TWD 88)
T. Eronen (OFD 83)K. Shattenkirk (TWD 85)
D. Shields (DFD 82)G. Schemitsch (DFD 82)
J. Halak (HYB 86)
B. Elliott (HYB 83)

#27 Ottawa Senators
J. Neal (PWF 84)J. Spezza (PLY 90)J. Silfverberg (TWF 81)
N. Filatov (SNP 80)S. Reinhart (PLY 85)M. Michalek (SNP 80)
G. Latendresse (PWF 79)K. Turris (PLY 84)M. Zibanejad (TWF 82)
B. Ferland (SNP 68)J. O'Brien (TWF 81)M. Heins (TWF 73)
I. Cole (TWD 86)E. Karlsson (OFD 87)
E. Antonietti (DFD 82)C. Ceci (TWD 85)
N. Deslauriers (TWD 81)J. Cowen (DFD 81)
J. Hiller (HYB 82)
M. Murphy (HYB 81)

#28 Anaheim Ducks
R. Rakell (PLY 83)R. Getzlaf (PWF 89)C. Perry (TWF 87)
K. Palmieri (SNP 85)P. Holland (PLY 82)B. Ryan (PWF 86)
E. Etem (SNP 79)A. Cogliano (TWF 84)D. Smith-Pelly (PWF 82)
T. Galiardi (TWF 77)T. Tatar (TWF 81)S. Monahan (TWF 79)
C. Fowler (OFD 86)L. Sbisa (TWD 85)
M. Carle (OFD 82)A. Ekblad (TWD 85)
H. Lindholm (OFD 81)S. Vatanen (OFD 82)
J. Gibson (HYB 80)
F. Andersen (HYB 77)

#29 Dallas Stars
J. Benn (SNP 83)P. Lindgren (PLY 81)K. Versteeg (SNP 83)
M. Stransky (SNP 80)T. Vincour (SNP 81)S. Glennie (TWF 82)
E. Tangradi (PWF 82)C. Eakin (TWF 79)M. Repik (TWF 81)
M. Fraser (PWF 79)D. Bolland (TWF 78)C. Clutterbuck (GRN 77)
A. Goligoski (OFD 85)P. Larsen (TWD 86)
J. Oleksiak (DFD 81)J. Hakanpaa (TWD 85)
B. Dillon (TWD 77)S. Carrier (OFD 76)
K. Lehtonen (HYB 83)
J. Campbell (HYB 80)

#30 Phoenix Coyotes
M. Boedker (SNP 85)J. Ling (TWF 81)M. Noebels (SNP 80)
L. Lessio (TWF 81)W. Karlsson (PLY 80)B. Holloway (TWF 79)
T. Kennedy (TWF 80)A. Vermette (TWF 81)A. Miele (PLY 79)
S. Kaigorodov (SNP 74)C. Wellman (TWF 78)W. Raycroft (SNP 65)
K. Yandle (OFD 88)B. Gormley (TWD 87)
O. Ekman-Larsson (OFD 87)D. Rundblad (OFD 82)
A. Theriau (TWD 80)M. Stone (TWD 81)
M. Subban (HYB 79)
L. Domingue (HYB 79)


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