With the lockout lifted, and a regular season of 48 games set to begin this month, the Rangers have a little less than a week to get themselves and their players organized for the start of a very brief training camp.
For the first time since late May, the Rangers will be together preparing for NHL competition.
The sudden end to the lockout and the rush to have a season are great because very soon we will be talking about scores, players and highlights rather than CBA jargon, but the shortened training camp will mean some younger players will not get a fair chance to make an NHL team and I'm betting that lots of veterans show up out of shape.
Now that Commissioner Gary Bettman and his clan of owners are allowing this abridged season to happen, it will be interesting to see how much, if any, the fans will revolt against the greed of the league.
Keep an eye on those flash sale websites because there should be lots of cheap tickets available for most NHL teams.
Because of their loyal and massive fanbase, the Rangers will probably still sellout MSG. Here's a quick look at five pieces of unfinished business before the Rangers start their 2013 season: