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MSG Network To Telecast 2011 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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The Blueshirt Beat: MSG To Broadcast Traverse City Games

MSG Network announced today that it will telecast four New York Rangers games from the 2011 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament. The tournament takes place September 10-14 in Traverse City, Michigan and features prospects from eight NHL teams. Jeep will be the title sponsor of the four telecasts on MSG Network.

The annual tournament will include eight teams from the NHL, split into two divisions: the Gretzky Division (New York Rangers, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina) and the Howe Division (Detroit, Buffalo, Columbus, Minnesota). Each team will face its division opponents once in the opening round and the final day will feature the top seeds in the Championship Game, as well as the remaining teams in the third, fifth and seventh place games, based on their records.

Coverage of the games will include behind-the-scenes access to the Rangers coaching staff and scouting teams, as well as interviews with a number of the prospects. Participating players and the network telecast team will be announced at a future date.

2011 marks the 14th year of the Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament, which has previously featured current Rangers players, including Marc Staal, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Michael Sauer, Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan.

Below is the schedule for the telecasts:

Saturday, September 10 - NY Rangers vs. St. Louis (7:00 PM)
Sunday, September 11 - NY Rangers vs. Dallas (6:00 PM)
Tuesday, September 13 - NY Rangers vs. Carolina (3:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 14 - TBD (depending on standings)
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