Some questions and viewer commentary that prompts a response will be posted as on-screen graphics. Play-by-play announcer John Giannone and rink-side reporter Dave Maloney will encourage the questions via a #NYRprospects hashtag. Maloney will toss some that come in to Rangers players on the bench during the game.
MSG, the New York-area regional sports network, is offering the four games Sept. 10-14 at a Michigan event for NHL up-and-comers. The NHL Network will be using its feed nationally.
The Twitter experiment comes as the network is taking a less formal approach to its coverage than it would for a regular-season NHL game. Some players will wear wireless microphones while on the ice and the pre-game and intermission talks given by the coach of the Rangers team will be captured.
After the game, announcers will answer additional questions they didn't get to during the game; they will be available in video clips on MSG's Web site.