OPPONENT: HC Slovan
NOTABLE NHLers: None, but they do have a Lubomir Visnovsky on their team, which made me do a double-take.
Brian Boyle-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan;
Ruslan Fedotenko-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Brendan Bell-Stu Bickel
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: After the third round of cuts, the Rangers are at just 25 players on their roster. There are two positional battles remaining: the 13th forward and the last defenseman, so expect Sean Avery, Erik Christensen, Stu Bickel, and Brendan Bell to come out guns blazing. For Christensen, Bell, and possible Avery, it could be their last real shot at an NHL club.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Avery scores a goal.
OPPONENT’S BLOG: N/A
PREDICTION: Rangers 5, Slovan 3.
The game is on at 11am on MSG, right before the football games, solid timing there.