Time to vent a little, and maybe there are others in the same predicament and have thoughts on what can be done to fix this. I really really really really had hoped that these blackouts wouldn't crop up again this year, but wishful thinking, I guess. I'm up here in the Hartford, CT area and pay for NHLCI because I'd like to be able to watch my Rangers. I usually can, except when the Rangers are shown on NHLN, like tonight. Then, I think because NHLN uses different rules than what MSG would use had the game only been shown on MSG, I get blacked out. I'm too sick to start making phone calls to random people at NHLN or MSG right now, hoping to get somebody who knows something about this (like I might if I felt better), so I suppose I'll check in on the Islanders and Sabres games to get updates on the Rangers between periods. And there's nothing DirecTV can do on their end. I called, just to check, but that was a dead end, like always. I understand completely when I have to watch Bruins-Rangers games on NESN, since I'm in Bruins territory. But all I wanted to do tonight was get home from work and watch some hockey. I can still do that, but just not the team I had hoped to watch. Done with the venting.