Ranger fans, consider yourself fortunate -- you get to watch Marcel Hossa this season, while Brandon Dubinsky gets to develop in Hartford. Dubinsky, who outplayed Hossa by a country mile and sustained his production in the manner Coach Renney wanted and Hossa can only dream of, was re-assigned to Hartford today, strictly due to his age and his waiver status. The bad old days are for the most part gone, but here is a case where the better, more entertaining, more popular player will not start the season in the Garden. The shame of it is that Dubinsky was not kept around long enough to participate in team-building exercises in Lake George this weekend -- a sure sign that he is expected to spend the entire season in Hartford, barring injuries. Also demoted were Francis Lessard (also to Hartford) and, as expected (though maybe not this soon), Marc Staal (to Sudbury of the OHL).