The NHL regular season starts today for a new year of blood and glory, fists and fury. (I'm such a freaking poet.) The league is abandoning its American following and fleeing to Prague to open the season with the Rangers and Lightning. What does it mean? It means unless you have the NHL network, you ain't watching. I'll keep you posted on scores here as the day wears on. We hooked you up with a little preview yesterday, with some links for your amusement. There are eight games on tap for you puck heads today, so enjoy. Feel free to hang out here and trade jabs all afternoon. Just clean up after yourselves...I'm not mopping up any blood. UPDATE: There is a live blog going on over at Going Five Hole starting at 11:45. 12:00pm ET — Rangers at Lightning [CBC (HD),RDS (HD),NHLN-US,MSG (HD),SUN] 2:30 pm ET — Penguins at Senators [RIS,CBC (HD),NHLN-US,FSN-P (HD)] 4:00 pm ET — Islanders at Bruins 7:00 pm ET — Red Wings at Maple Leafs [Leafs TV] 7:00 pm ET — Wild at Canadiens 7:00 pm ET — Flyers at Devils 7:00 pm ET — Blues at Thrashers 10:00 pn ET — Kings at Coyotes Surprise! It's Hockey Season! [Deadspin]