is offering Rangers fans an opportunity to take part – via Twitter – in the telecasts of four Rangers games from the 2011 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament, which runs from September 10-14 in Traverse City, Michigan.
MSG Network’s Traverse City play-by-play man John Giannone (@jaygeeMSG
) and reporter Dave Maloney (@DaveMaloneyMSG
) are calling on fans to join their conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #NYRprospects
Giannone and Maloney, along with color commentator Joe Micheletti, will turn to Twitter for questions and remarks from viewers, which they can respond to and comment on during the action starting Saturday. The former Rangers captain will also use Twitter as the source of his questions as he talks to players benchside throughout the game, as well as for reports and interviews during intermissions.
MSG Network viewers will have unlimited access to the players, coaches and executives at the tournament. A number of players will wear wireless microphones during the games and cameras will follow the Rangers' prospect team coach, Ken Gernander, into the locker room for pregame and intermission talks....love the unlimited access stuff. Fans will really get an idea of what goes on behind the scenes. Prepping us for 24/7 I guess.
...despite the fact that I am a huge supporter of Twitter, I'm not a fan of the on-air Twitter questions. They're always softball questions that we mostly know the answers to. Would rather see the Rangers stick with distrubuting behind the scenes content through Twitter. But I do give them major props for using this medium to get the fans involved.
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