Well, that should put some fans at ease.
Those wondering how the remade Rangers would fare this season sure got a show last night at the Aud in Kitchener's 4-2 win against Saginaw.
The entertainment value was high in this one with end to end action and some nice saves.
Darby Llewellyn played hero by potting a pair of goals, including the all important first marker of the season. He joins elite company in doing so.
And he's not just a team player on the ice. There is a story behind his new hairdo.
It was the seventh consecutive time Kitchener has won their season opener. As for Troy Smith, he becomes the only undefeated coach in Rangers history.
Here's a trio of shots from the game from staff photographer Dave Bebee.