Update, 6:19 p.m.: Yes, a double bogey to me (and that should show you where my head is these days) for failing to mention Sean Avery’s return to the Garden on Oct. 20. Do I sense a video montage set to the music of Barbara Streisand?
Earlier: Thanks to sports editor Susie Arth for jumping in literally while I was stuck on a golf course. You can access “the full schedule here”:http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app?service=page&page=TeamSchedule, but in the meantime, a few highlights:
<li>The greatly anticipated Michal Rozsival and Petr Prucha Homecoming Tour (note sarcasm) hits Prague Oct. 4 and 5, where the Rangers face the Lightning.
<li>The Rangers open their North American schedule at home Oct. 10 against Brian Campbell and the recently retooled Blackhawks.
<li>A trip to Detroit to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings on Oct. 18.
<li>An early visit by the Debbies Oct. 13.
<li>A California swing in December against the Ducks, Kings, and Sharks.
<li>A home-and-home to close the season against the Flyers.
<li>As we already know, the Rangers will play divisional opponents six times, other Eastern Conference teams four times, and will play every team in the league at least once.