Nothing I can do or say will make you feel better about the fact that the Rangers aren't playing their 2012-13 season opener in Los Angeles tonight.
But a great way to drown your sorrows is with $1 hot dogs and $2 beers (only in the first period) at the CT Whale's home opener against Bridgeport tonight at the XL Center in Hartford. Who's giving me a ride?
Nothing wrong with checking out Chris Kreider, JT Miller and the rest of the Rangers future while giving yourself a terrible case of heartburn.
Unfortunately, Wade Redden isn't playing due to the lockout, so you won't be able to pelt him with your hot dog wrapper, but it should be a fun night.
Potential Whale lines (via Blueshirts United):
Chris Kreider-Kris Newbury-Chad Kolarik
JT Miller-Kyle Jean-Andrew Yogan
Tommy Grant-Michael Haley-Christian Thomas
Brandon Segal-Kelsey Tessier-Shayne Wiebe
Jim Cerny reports that Kreider will be back to wearing #20 tonight after donning #19 all preseason. Miller, who was wearing #20, has switched to #10.
Here's Yogan on getting ready for his first full pro season (via Blueshirts United)…
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