This is my favorite post in this GDT so far. I don't think you meant it like this (if you did you're a comedic genius), but translation of the above post:
"So yeah, our 3 best players are out tonight. Should be an even tilt."
Well, in fairness, they are first in the east and Carolina is near the bottom and they beat the Canes in Raleigh recently without Lundqvist or Callahan. Also, the Canes haven't beat the Rangers this year.
So what he should have said (and would have still been right) is "Rangers are still going to win, but it might be a little closer without those guys"
Joslin will play the 4th line, Stewart will be the scratch.
I like it. With Spacegoat out of the linup, it seems like Muller wants to try to run three pairings with relatively equal TOI tonight. There's no better way to test out to see how Sanguinetti does than to let him get out there for regular shifts.
I'd also expect him to take Spacek's point on the powerplay as well, which has me extremely excited.
I can't help but think that even with Biron in, Callahan and MDZ out, we're just gonna flat-out lose ugly. Like seriously, 5-1 and Sanguinetti gets Jakub Voracek'd style ugly.
Whatever mojo we had after the TB game evaporated about as soon as it arrived. I think McBain feels more like playing golf with Mall of America waitresses, or Brent more like trophy pike fishing in Ontario, than anything else they can think of right about now.