On this Halloween, you have the right to be superstitious.
As in, “There’s no way they can keep this up.”
It’s probably true. At this rate, the Rangers would finish with 63 wins and 132 points, which I believe would be some sort of record* (*actually, theÂ wins would be one more than the record set by the 1995-96 Red Wings, and the points would equal the mark set by the 1976-77 Canadiens. But I don’t see Guy LaFleur or Steve Yzerman anywhere in sight).
But even if the Rangers do hit a couple of potholes along the way, there are still enough signs that they’re building something worthwhile. You don’t win 10 of your first 13 games with smoke and mirrors, and outside of a few exceptions, you don’t win 10 of your first 13 games and thenÂ disappear completely off the map.
So my advice is to approach this Rangers start as you would Halloween itself: Enjoy it, but be careful. You never know what’s lurking around the corner.
In other news:
In this case, it’ll be some sort of conditional draft pick for the Rangers. The exact terms aren’t disclosed, but figure what the Rangers get back will depend on how well Jessiman does—whether he plays well in Milwaukee, or even in Nashville. But either way, don’t expect it to be more than a late pick.