Traverse City Tournament Opens Today

Dallas Stars prospects at the 2011 tournament (Credit: Judy True)
Derek Laxdal's first chance to get a look at many of his incoming players against another squad comes today as the Traverse City Tournament begins. The Dallas Stars' prospects will take on prospects from the Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers today at 6:00 PM Central.

Dallas will play just four total games in the quick tournament with the final game being played on Tuesday. The Stars will face Carolina tomorrow and Buffalo on Monday. The last game will be played against an opponent to be determined by the results of the first three games. Dallas is in the Ted Lindsay Division and they will play their equally seeded counterpart in the Gordie Howe Division on Tuesday. The 1st v. 1st matchup is considered the championship.

You can follow the action through Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge), who is at the tournament, or via the tournament's PointStreak page. Here's the schedule and here's Dallas' roster for the game.