"There are better views from the cheap seats than there are for parts of the 100 sections."
Row seems to matter more than section for the garden.
"Skip the 200s entirely, they're basically the back rows of the 100 sections."
The first few rows of the 300s are better (a, b, c, and d).
"100 level seating is pretty good and close to the ice."
No real obstructions of view except maybe the glass. I love siting down there, it feels like you are so close to the game!
"The West Balcony is one of my preferred seating locations"
The West Balcony is way up high at the suite level, with 3 rows of seats and a row of bar stools. I love the bar stools and aim for these seats now when I go see my Rangers. The view is awesome, the concessions are a few steps away, and there is a good vibe. The only downside is that there aren't restrooms up there.