Ok, I'm sure many of you scoff at the title but hell, I hope I'm not the only Ranger fan here. I know Ian is one, so for all you Broadway Blueshirt fans, this is the place to talk about the past and the present. Does the lockout year count as a playoff-less year too? Well, it's a different NHL from the one that we remember. Everyone seems to be equal now and superstars that we've grown accustomed to are now elsewhere. Sadly, the Rangers haven't made the big signings I would have hoped for; in particular for Scott Niedermayer. God knows defense was the main problem for the Rangers the past whatever years. However, Slats hasn't been totally lazy and has made some moves: Bobby Holik (Ronald McDonald as I like to call him) had his contract bought out and then signed with the Thrashers. Kevin Weekes was re-signed after signing him last summer. Martin Straka who played for the Kings was also signed. I think this move would've been great if it were 4 years ago and he was on the Penguins, but whatever; what the hell do I know? Marek Malik, defenseman who played for the Canucks was signed. Thomas Pock who I vaguely remember was re-signed. And last but not least, left wing Martin Rucinsky was reacquired after being on the Canucks. Is it me or does this feel like the 5th time Rucinsky is a Ranger again? I think buying out Holik's contract was a good move, but just comes to show how different this NHL is now. I think we set the standard as to why the NHL was ********ed up by offering a 3rd line center a $9mil per year contract. The rest of the moves don't really do much for me. Selfishly I was hoping Leetch would resign with the Rangers. Instead he's now a ********in Bruin. The Islanders traded for Mike York who I would've loved to see back in a Ranger uniform. Unfortunately Dave Scatchard, my favorite Fish Stick to hate was traded. Now I can't watch Sandy McCarthy kick his ass. Seems like the biggest splash is being made by the Flyers who just signed Forsberg as well as Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje, and some others. I would really like to see Tom Poti go. He's a tall piece of ******** and on top of being ugly, can't play defense. Mike Dunham is another piece of crap I would like to see go. This guy is my Braden Looper; my scapegoat. Or keep him on the bench and only play him against the Islanders who he's amazing against. Well, there's still lots of time to put together a team and if Slats doesn't get things moving, I think we're gonna be back to miserable at the Garden, just like we left off. LET'S GO RANGERS!