Do you still have to deal with Don Cherry and his multi-colored suits that destroy your hi-def TVs? If so, I'll pass.
BTW, the season got off to a good start today for my friend Ray and his team (the NY Rangers) with a victory over the Lighting in Prague. I'm a Devs fan, but I got to admit that this looks like it could be the Rangers year to shine in the east.
I don't think the Rangers are any better than their "pretty good team" of the last three seasons. If anything, I'd say they've taken a step back. Jagr was still their best player even in a down year, and Avery seemed to be a huge component for them. Naslund is no upgrade and Redden stinks.
Normally I hate mascots. When the Blues debuted their new mascot last year I despised it (I guess its great for the kids and all but I digress.) However, a friend sent me a link to the new Phoenix mascot Pierre. Holy crap is this thing hilarious.