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Done Deal: Sportsnet Provides Full Day, Multi-Platform Coverage of NHL Trade Deadline with Hockey Central Trade Deadline, February 26

February 23, 2018

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Sportsnet leads the way with breaking news and analysis from the foremost experts and NHL insiders –

– Coverage across Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW, Sportsnet Radio Network and Sportsnet.ca ensures fans get up-to-the-minute access anytime, anywhere –

Official Hashtag: #NHLTrade

TORONTO (February 23, 2018) One of the busiest and most exciting days of the hockey season is around the corner and Sportsnet is set to provide fans with wall-to-wall coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline with Hockey Central Trade Deadline across all TV, digital, radio and social platforms. Beginning February 26 at 5:30 a.m. ET on the Sportsnet Radio Network and 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW, comprehensive, full-day coverage will feature all the breaking news from across the NHL so fans can stay on top of the action in real-time.

Complementing the TV and radio coverage is extensive, in-depth analysis on Sportsnet.ca, including pre- and post-deadline columns on each Canadian team, power rankings, a live blog, and breaking news updates on Sportsnet’s Trade Tracker.

In the U.S, NHL Network will simulcast Sportsnet’s trade deadline coverage from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, with live reports and analysis from NHL Network’s contributors, including Kevin Weekes, Brian Lawton and Tony Luftman, appearing on Hockey Central Trade Deadline.

Below is an overview of the key details of Sportsnet’s extensive Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage:

On Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW

Sportsnet’s all-star lineup of experts will guide viewers through the news of the day with thoughtful analysis, discussion and coverage:

  • Main Panel: Live from the Hockey Central Studio, host Daren Millard anchors the main desk alongside analysts Nick Kypreos, Garry Galley, and Louie DeBrusk
  • News Breaker Panel: Elliotte Friedman, Chris Johnston, and John Shannon break down all the trade news and analyze the deals as they happen
  • Strategy Room: Jeff Marek, Colby Armstrong, Ryan Whitney, Doug MacLean and Glenn Healy examine the news of the day and potential moves teams could be making. In addition, they share their own trade deadline stories and experiences from both the player and management perspectives.
  • Prospects Review: Sam Cosentino evaluates all moves involving NHL prospects
  • Trade Deadline Features: Scott Morrison explores the history of the NHL’s trade call. When did it start and why? Also, get a look into what exactly happens on a trade call.
  • On the Road: Sportsnet will have reporters on-site with each of the seven Canadian NHL teams to provide updates and real-time reactions:
    • Sean McKenzie in Tampa Bay with the Maple Leafs
    • Kyle Bukauskas and Eric Engels in Montreal with the Canadiens
    • Nikki Reyes and Jason York in Ottawa with the Senators
    • Sean Reynolds in Winnipeg with the Jets
    • Roger Millions and Eric Francis in Calgary with the Flames
    • Gene Principe in San Jose with the Oilers and Mark Spector in Edmonton
    • Dan Murphy and Corey Hirsch in Colorado with the Canucks
  • Tim & Sid
    • With their first show back after the Olympics, Tim & Sid will hit the airwaves from 5-7 p.m. ET to break down the day’s biggest news stories and discuss trade implications as teams make their playoff runs

Following the Hockey Central Trade Deadline broadcast, fans across the country can stay locked into Sportsnet for the evening’s NHL action:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, Sportsnet Ontario (Regional)
  • Washington Capitals @ Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, Sportsnet East and Sportsnet West
  • Vancouver Canucks @ Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Sportsnet Pacific (Regional)
  • Vegas Golden Knights @ LA Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet West

On the Sportsnet Radio Network

Sportsnet 590 The FAN

  • In Toronto, coverage kicks off at 5:30 a.m. ET with The Starting Lineup with Brady and Price.
  • Throughout the day, Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s all-star lineup will break down the biggest trades and implications for each team, culminating with Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown from 4-7 p.m. ET. Back in the co-host chair alongside McCown will be Stephen Brunt who makes his return to the timeslot on Monday.

Sportsnet 960 The FAN

  • In Calgary, Sportsnet 960 The FAN will bring listeners day-long trade deadline coverage starting at 5:30 a.m. MT with Boomer and Warrener in the Morning through to The Big Show with Rob Kerr and Pat Steinberg, concluding at6 p.m. MT.
  • On-air and online, The FAN will keep Calgary sports fans up-to-date on key trades with a special focus on the Flames.
  • Additionally, Eric Duhatschek and Eric Francis will be in-studio as special guests weighing in on the news of the day.
  • Fans can have their say from 6-10 p.m. MT as a special call-in show discussing the day’s big moves closes out the coverage.

Sportsnet 650

  • In Vancouver, coverage begins at 5:30 a.m. PT with The Starting Lineup with Cybulski, Darling & Laurence.
  • Canucks pre- and post-game host Joey Kenward will be on-site at Rogers Arena with Canucks management filing up-to-the minute reports.
  • Canucks play-by-play man Brendan Batchelor and colour analyst Corey Hirsch are on the ground with the team in Denver to get immediate reaction to any moves.
  • Dan Riccio is set to man the Hockey Central Trade Deadline desk with all the breaking news on the day.
  • Canucks analyst Alex Auld will be in-studio from 10 a.m. – noon PT to help dissect all the last minute deals

On Sportsnet.ca

  • Trade Tracker: Real-time breaking news and action leading up to and on Trade Deadline day.
  • Luke Fox’s NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog: Featuring latest news, rumours, viral content and analysis.
  • Live Stories: Breaking news stories, daily NHL trade rumours and roundups
  • Live Streaming: Watch full coverage of Hockey Central Trade Deadline on the go with Sportsnet NOW.
  • Comprehensive Analysis and Coverage:
    • Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts
    • 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek
    • Down Goes Brown (Sean McIndoe) on trade deadline winners and losers
    • ‘Team Needs’ features on all 7 Canadian NHL teams
    • ‘Prospect Report’ features on all 7 Canadian NHL teams
    • Post-deadline Power Rankings
    • Post-deadline analysis columns on all seven Canadian teams

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