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MSG Network has some hockey for you …

Posted By Carp On October 25, 2012 @ 1:03 am In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 108 Comments

Today is the “deadline” for a new CBA in order for the NHL to play a full 82-game season, both of which everybody and his uncle had to know wasn’t going to happen. Middle of next week, the players miss their second paychecks. Maybe soon the two sides can get down to some, you know, negotiating?

In the meantime …

From MSG Network:

MSG NETWORKS TO BRING NEW YORK HOCKEY FANS KHL GAMES

New York’s Hockey Home Will Telecast Two KHL Games in October

Dinamo Minsk vs. Barys Astana – Friday, October 26

SKA St. Petersburg vs. Dinamo Riga – Wednesday, October 31

New York, NY (October 24, 2012) – MSG Networks, New York’s hockey home, will telecast two Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) games in October. The games, on Friday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 31 on MSG, will be presented at 1:00 p.m. Eastern with an encore presentation in primetime both nights at 8:00 p.m.

MSG’s John Giannone will call play-by-play alongside analyst Joe Micheletti from the MSG Studios at 11 Penn Plaza.

Formed in 2008, the KHL includes 26 hockey clubs from Belarus, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine split into four divisions. The league runs from September to April and the winner is awarded the Gagarin Cup.

MSG’s presentation of KHL games is in association with the leagues’ media partner, UFA Sports GmbH.

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Editor’s note: Barys Astana features Ryan McDonagh and the immortal Nigel Dawes; Dinamo Minsk features Pekke Rinne, Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane; SKA St. Petersburg features Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Bobrovsky and Viktor Tikhonov (no, not that one); Dinamo Riga features Rob Schremp (did I just type that?).

Also, congrats and good luck to John Davidson, the new president of hockey operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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