Since the 2013-14 schedule was announced, Blue Jackets fans have had November 7th circled on the calendar, as this would be the first match up between the Jackets and the New York Rangers. This was to be Rick Nash’s return to Nationwide Arena, the Jackets first chance to play the Rangers; a team that was a partner in two blockbuster trades last season. However, the mood around this big night has been somewhat spoiled due to Rick Nash being sidelined with a concussion. Instead, we are left wondering when the Jackets will face off against the former captain, and wonder how the fans would have reacted to him being back.
Though the Rick Nash narrative will have to be put on hold until a later match up. there are still several story lines that are worth mentioning for tonight’s game. Here are three things I am looking forward to in tonight’s Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Rangers game.