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Sportsnet Delivers 13.5 hours of Breaking News and Analysis with Hockey Central Trade Deadline, March 1

February 27, 2017

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TORONTO (February 27, 2017) With NHL trade deadline looming, Sportsnet is primed to keep audiences on the front lines of all the trades and breaking news with Hockey Central Trade Deadline on TV, digital, radio and social platforms. Beginning March 1 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, marathon coverage will feature all the can’t-miss news from across the NHL so fans can stay on top of the action in real-time.

“Sportsnet will deliver an immersive experience our fans have come to expect on one of the busiest days of the hockey season,” said Rob Corte, Vice President of Production, Sportsnet. “With in-depth analysis from Canada’s most trusted lineup of hockey experts, Sportsnet will provide instantaneous updates to our audience with expert analysis on how all of the transactions impact their favourite teams.”

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 and Brian Lawton.

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, John Shannon, and Chris Johnston break down all the trade news and analyze the deals as they happen
  • Strategy Room: Jeff Marek, Colby Armstrong, Ryan Whitney, and Doug MacLean examine the news of the day and potential moves teams could be making
  • Player Analysis: Adam Oates takes a closer look at the players and how their moves will impact team rosters
  • Unique Perspectives: Making his Sportsnet debut, Ilya Bryzgalov brings a player’s perspective on the trade deadline experience
  • Prospects Review: Sam Cosentino evaluates all moves involving NHL prospects
  • In-Depth Interviews: Scott Morrison sits down with defending Stanley Cup Champion General Manager Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Christine Simpson speaks with Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen
  • On the Road: Sportsnet will have reporters on-site with each of the seven Canadian NHL teams to provide updates and real-time reactions:
    • Arash Madani and Greg Millen in Los Angeles with the Maple Leafs
    • Kyle Bukauskas and Jason York in Montreal with the Canadiens
    • Faizal Khamisa in Ottawa with the Senators
    • Sean Reynolds in Winnipeg with the Jets
    • Roger Millions and Kelly Hrudey in Calgary with the Flames
    • Gene Principe and Mark Spector in Edmonton with the Oilers
    • Dan Murphy and John Garrett in Vancouver with the Canucks
  • Tim & Sid
    • Airing at a special time on Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. ET, Tim & Sid will break down the day’s biggest news stories and discuss trade implications as teams make their playoff runs
    • Additionally, Tim and Sid will also lend their expertise to the Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage throughout the day

Following the Hockey Central Trade Deadline broadcast, fans can stay locked in to Sportsnet to catch the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

On the Sportsnet Radio Network 

Sportsnet 590 The FAN

  • Coverage kicks off at 5:30 a.m. ET with new morning show The Starting Lineup with Brady and Price
  • Throughout the day, 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, concluding at 7 p.m. ET

Sportsnet 960 The FAN

  • In Calgary, 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 at 6 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, The Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek and the Calgary Sun’s Eric Francis will be in-studio as special guests weighing in on the news of the day

On Sportsnet.ca

 Trade Tracker: Real-time breaking news and action leading up to and on Trade Deadline day

  • Live Stories: Breaking news stories, daily NHL trade rumours and roundups, pre-deadline Q&As, Luke Fox’s live blog, instant analysis throughout the day, and more
  • Live Streaming: Watch full coverage of Hockey Central Trade Deadline on the go with Sportsnet NOW
  • Comprehensive Analysis and Coverage:
    • Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts on Trade Deadline eve
    • Trade reaction/analysis videos from Hockey Central Trade Deadline
    • Luke Fox Q&A with Hockey Central Trade Deadline analyst Ilya Bryzgalov
    • Down Goes Brown (Sean McIndoe) on trade deadline winners and losers
    • Steve Dangle blog, podcast and videos with Maple Leafs fan reaction
    • Post trade deadline power rankings
    • Post-deadline analysis columns on all seven Canadian teams, including:
      • Eric Engels on the Montreal Canadiens
  • Damien Cox on the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Ryan Dixon on the Ottawa Senators
  • Gare Joyce on the Winnipeg Jets
  • Eric Francis on the Calgary Flames
  • Mark Spector on the Edmonton Oilers
  • Dimitri Filipovic on the Vancouver Canucks

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