I read the Ranger thread daily. I grew up with and my family still has Ranger tickets. Prior to 95 I went to 20-30 home games a year. As I do not have NHL ticket and the NHL contract is sold as per per view outside of the highlights and comments from GMO, Jamie, Rambo, Ny, G.O, files, Kmed (if he comes back and starts posting again), 101 Steve, et al... I would have nothing.
I really do enjoy their comments and perspective of the games and what is being said related to the team on a daily basis.
If it gets pinned up in a different area (front porch or a new section for other sports or stays the same) I would vote for the ability to discuss other fan favorite teams here on the BBH as I have little desire or time to start going somewhere else for such things.