Traverse City won’t be televised

This is old news that has been announced and talked about a few times, but I’ve received a lot of questions on Twitter regarding this. MSG will not be televising the Traverse City Tournament this season. There will be live streams of the games: Thursday 9/5: 3:30PM vs. Carolina Friday 9/6: 4PM vs. Buffalo Sunday 9/8: 6:30PM vs. Columbus Monday…

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Rangers release Traverse City Roster

The Rangers have finally released their roster for the Traverse City tournament, starting on Thursday: Forwards: Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Danny Kristo, Michael St. Croix, Thomas Spelling, Kyle Jean, JT Barnett, Josh Graves, Michael Kantor, Paxton Leroux, Josh Nicholls, Klarc Wilson, Andrew Yogan. Defense: Conor Allen, Charlie Dodero, Troy Donnay, Ben Fanelli, Ryan Graves, Tommy Hughes, Samuel Noreau,…

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Traverse City looms

Why the delay? Why the mystery? As Traverse City looms close the Rangers are yet to announce a roster despite clubs such as the Minnesota Wild doing so well in advance. While the Wild’s roster is headlined by top pick Matt Dumba, the Sabres, Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings have also all announced rosters for the annual prospect tourney. The…

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Traverse City Tournament scheduled for September 5-9

The Traverse City Tournament –the annual tournament between the prospects for eight NHL clubs– has announced that the tournament will be held this year between September 5-9 in Detroit. The teams participating this year will be the Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, and St. Louis Blues. Official rosters have not been…

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Rangers to participate in Traverse City Tournament

Now that the pesky lockout is done, the teams participating in the 2013 Traverse City Prospects Tournament have been released. Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch has noted that the Rangers will participate again this year. Detroit, Buffalo, Carolina, Dallas, Minnesota, Columbus, and St. Louis are the other seven teams participating. Last season MSG televised the tournament, and most are…

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Baby Rangers Fall To Buffalo In Traverse City Finals

The Rangers prospects lost what looked to be a relatively lopsided battle with the Baby Sabres, dropping the championship game 5-2 last night.  Here’s one last bulleted list going through this game, and the tournament in general: It is very clear that the Rangers Traverse City roster was top heavy, especially on defense.  There was very little in terms of…

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Traverse City Finals: Rangers vs. Buffalo

OPPONENT: Buffalo Sabres TOP PROSPECTS (SKATER): Luke Adam (2nd round, 2008), Zack Kassian (1st, 2009) TOP PROSPECT (GOALIE): Nathan Lieuwen (6th, 2011) LINEUP NOTES: The people you would expect to be in the lineup tonight are in the lineup, and Scott Stajcer is in net.  As for the scratches, I’m not going to try guessing yet, nor am I going…

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Baby Rangers Fall In OT; Advance To Traverse City Finals

Looks like the Baby Rangers won’t be going undefeated in the tournament after all, dropping the last game of round-robin play to the Baby ‘Canes 4-3 in overtime.  It stinks to see them lose, but they will advance to the finals of the TC tournament anyway.  Some notes: Christian Thomas’ giveaway led to the winning goal, but the kid has…

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Traverse City Game 3: Rangers vs. Carolina

OPPONENT: Carolina Hurricanes TOP PROSPECT (SKATER): Victor Rask (2nd round, 2011) TOP PROSPECT (GOALIE): The ‘Canes top goalies are not in the tournament this year. RANGERS ASSUMED LINES: Shane McColgan-Ryan Bourque-Christian Thomas Carl Hagelin-JT Miller-Andrew Yogan Jason Wilson-Jon Audy-Marchessault-Kale Kerbashian Jordan Hickmott-Michael St. Croix-Taylor Jordan Tim Erixon-Dylan McIlrath Lee Baldwin-Blake Parlett Collin Bowman-Samual Noreau Scott Stajcer Jason Missiaen CRAZY THOUGHT: A non-roster invitee nets…

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Traverse City Game 2 Wrap Up

The Rangers dominated the Dallas Stars last night, winning 6-2 to improve to 2-0 in the tournament.  Dallas has a deep prospect pool, so dominating them sends a statement to the rest of teams in the tournament.  Now on to the bullet points: Christian Thomas and Ryan Bourque are doing it all for the Rangers.  They have been fantastic in…

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