Here’s a question for you, what happens if Jokinen fits in really well and plays hard and produces offense and develops something special with Gaborik?
Then do the Rangers try to re-sign him at what would have to be major bucks? Would that be a major mistake?
I’m not counting on any of that, although I won’t be surprised of Jokinen gets off to a fast, fast start then goes back to his sometimes on/sometimes off effort. He can be tough when he wants to be.
I’m also very anxious to see Prust. We know he’s tough, although probably a light heavyweight or middleweight.
(wait a second, did Duguay say Jokinen and Gaborik could be one of the top lines in the NHL? Seriously?)
Ok, back to Prust. I want to see if he’s going to be able to play well enough to stay in the lineup. God knows the Rangers need his fists.
Lundqvist back in goal. Rangers look to make it a great trip against a team coming back from a long trip. You know how that usually adversely affects the home team. Can the Rangers take advantage?