Well - unbelievably, the puck dorps tonight. Hockey seems to ahve the shortest off season of all the major sports - its a constant presence in teh sports calendar (though I admittedly don't start paying close attention until the holidays).
That being said - i am more pumped up for this NY Rangers team than any in recent years - solely because fo the presence of Gaborik, the stylish scoring threat we have lacked since Jagr got hurt a few years back. we lost some grit on defense and special teams with Mara, Betts and Sjostrom all departing. still - I think torotrella's up tmepo style will benefit teh squad and we can rely on King Henrik to be solid in net. I'm not predciting a dvision title, but we'll be in the running and should be a hell of a lot more fun to watch than last year's squad was.
And as I write this - the season has already started in helsinki with Chicago and PAnthers tied 1-1.