Just wanted to give you a heads-up that MSG Network will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rangers’ 1994 Stanley Cup tomorrow.
Here’s part of the release I received from the network:
MSG to Telecast Games 2, 3, 4, and 7 of 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.
New York, NY, June 12, 2009 – To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 1994 Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers, MSG Network will devote10 hours of programming on the exact day, 15 years later, that the Rangers hoisted the Stanley Cup. Beginning at 1pm on Sunday, June 14th, MSG will telecast Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals from 1994 between the Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks. The evening will end with Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, and will include the post-game celebration.
The schedule is:
1pm – Game 2, 1994 Stanley Cup Finals
3pm – Game 3, 1994 Stanley Cup Finals
5pm – Game 4, 1994 Stanley Cup Finals
7pm – Special hour-long edition of “Hockey Night Live”
8pm – Game 7, 1994 Stanley Cup Finals
In the hour-long, and final edition of “Hockey Night Live” for the season, host Al Trautwig, and hockey analysts Ron Duguay, Ken Daneyko and Butch Goring, will dissect the Stanley Cup Finals, discuss the upcoming NHL draft, and reminisce about the 15 year anniversary of the Rangers last Stanley Cup victory.
Today, June 13, is the 15th anniversary of Mike Keenan’s near meltdown. Remember, he was negotiating with the Red Wings at the time, and he wanted to take the team to Lake Placid for a mini-training camp between Games 6 and 7, and had to be talked out of it, and then Colin Campbell and Dick Todd put in the forechecking strategy for Game 7.
And the anniversary of Glenn Healy’s great line: “Ninety percent of New York has already dialed the 9 and the 1 and is just waiting to hit the other 1.”