> That season was one of the worst ever. I'd rather see no NHL at all
> than be subjected to that again. If they can't start by early December,
> just forget the whole season.
Well... to be fair... that was a particularly terrible season in your memory
most likely BECAUSE you're a Rangers fan. That season was especially
excruciating for us fans coming off the Cup win. And not only did they have
less time to work their way out of the cup hangover but it even seemed like
the cup hangover was somehow amplified by the extra time to celebrate. They
didn't take the season seriously until it was far too late. They were
plagued by ridiculous injuries and surgeries. And Smith didn't let Zubov get
his Surgery until late in the season because he though Zubov was just being
a pansy. The way they slumped into the playoffs and the way they were
completely unprepared to deal with the Legion of Doom left a terrible
feeling for that season. Had they repeated you probably wouldn't remember it
as such a terrible season.