Us New Yorkers are, generally, quite pessimistic. The glass is always half empty, and it's no different with our sports teams.
So it's safe to say that the Rangers' rocky start has not gone over well with the fans, who, with reason, believed that this could be the year for the Blueshirts.
But that hasn't been the case and it's safe to say that panic has arrived in New York. And this time it isn't just a case of the fans being temperamental and jumping on and off the bandwagon. There is plenty to panic about.
For a team to be one year removed from an Eastern Conference Finals berth, you'd think they would pick up right where they left off, or at least be not far off the mark. But the truth is, this team looks absolutely lost and is lucky to have a 5-5-0 record.
John Tortorella really has a job on his hands, because in all honesty, there are so many issues right now he probably doesn't even know where to begin.
So we're going to go ahead and give him a head start. Here are the four reasons why Rangers fans have begun pounding on the panic button.