The single most underrated sport in this American sporting landscape will begin its season this Thursday. No, I'm not talking Curling - though I could, and maybe should be - I'm talking NHL Hockey. Surprised it's starting? Don't worry, no one else has noticed yet either. The New York Rangers will begin Friday afternoon in Europe. The Rangers are coming off a disappointing first round exit from the playoffs last season. Can they improve? What should you expect from the Blue Shirts? I'll give you everything you need to know in this New York Rangers 2011-2012 season preview.