Looking through all the team sites, it looks as if each team can incorporate their own color scheme and keep some major elements intact from their old site, including fonts and certain themes like brush alloys, meshes and highlighting, etc. But the major format of the menus and positions of the active menu must remain the same, including the main font inside the loop window.
Other than that it looks like it can be adapted to whatever graphic theme each team had originally, so I think the Rangers new one won't look that differently.
But i still think it could be built up better. The pull down menus and the default font stinks like hairy ass.
At least its not as cookie cutter as MLB's sites though.
I don't know, it doesn't seem THAT bad to me. Honestly, I rarely use the team site for anything outside of looking up a player.
Sorry, I do this for a living, so I'm passionate about it. I appreciate good web site design and functionality. Bettman's NHL does not. They're too obsessed with sucking anything unique or original out of the league and making it conform to some BS marketing plan they think will make the league more popular with non-hockey fans, while consistently pissing on their existing fans. Honestly, I should be used to it. This just struck a particular chord, since it regards two subjects I'm passionate about. The old Rangers site was extremely well done. I feel bad for the people who worked so hard on it, only to have it replaced by this cookie-cutter crap.
The roster shown on the new site is quite interesting:
no dawes, and no dubi, but anisimov (without a number though) and joe barnes for whatever reason... Oh and both Gomez and Betts have #19, and marc staal is in it with #36 opposed to his #42 he wears in pre-season, also hutchinson is shown having Orr's #28