As I’m sure we all know by now, the KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl perished in a tragic plane crash on Wednesday afternoon, with winger Alexander Galimov the sole survivor from the playing roster at this time.
Before we do today’s headlines, I’d like to, on behalf of everyone at Blue Line Station, sincerely thank those that took part in Fansided’s #KHLMomentofSilence on twitter this morning. It may seem like a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but the sheer number of people that took part shows us how quickly the hockey family can pull together in times like this. So thank you to you all.
I’ve seen tweets concerning monetary donations to Lokomotiv and players from fellow KHL teams offering to play for them this season so that they can still compete. It’s obviously unknown exactly what will happen at this time, but it’s extremely heart-warming to see and read about.
Join me after the jump for today’s Ranger reads…
Over at the Rangers official website this morning, there is an in-depth look at MSG’s upcoming televised broadcasts of the Traverse City tournament. It will be the first time in tournament history that the network has provided live coverage. [Rangers.nhl.com]
Sticking with Traverse City for a second: Blueshirt Banter’s Bryan Winters posts on the role social media will play at this years tournament. Fans will be able to interact with John Giannone (@jaygeeMSG) and Dave Maloney (@DaveMaloneyMSG) throughout via twitter. [Blueshirt Banter]
Of course, the input of social media begs the question as to whether or not we’d get answers to anything remotely juicy or trying. With that, Jess Rubenstein talks about the questions we SHOULD ask during the tournament. [The Prospect Park]
Blue Seat Blogs posted the second part of their interview piece with the CT Whale’s Brian Ring this morning. It’s another excellent read highlighting a host of topics on the Whale’s upcoming season. [Blue Seat Blogs]
Finally, Blueshirts United have a new photo gallery up documenting Henrik Lundqvist and Brad Richard’s visit to the NHL store yesterday as part of New York’s Fashion Night Out. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any quotes available at this point, but hey, you can never get enough of Hank in a suit. Right? [Blueshirts United]
Topics: AHL, Brad Richards, Connecticut Whale, CT Whale, Dave Maloney, Henrik Lundqvist, John Giannone, KHL, Lokomotiv, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, MSG, Social Media, Traverse City, Traverse City Prospects Tournament, Twitter