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2013-03-29

Sportsnet will provide ten hours of live NHL Trade Deadline coverage across its multiple media platforms this Wednesday, April 3.

Hockey Central Trade Deadline Presented by Coors Light - across television, digital, radio and print  - begins early that morning with a live national broadcast on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific; the ten hour show will stream from sportsnet.ca to desktop, mobile and tablets running the newly redesigned Sportsnet Mobile app.

Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN will also provide trade coverage, as will the March 28 issue of Sportsnet magazine. Social media feeds and pages are also gearing up for Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage.

Described coverage and programming highlights include:

Sportsnet -TV

• Sportsnet’s 10-hour broadcast on April 3 will feature 32 of Canada’s best hockey experts, sports writers, reporters and hosts – including Stanley Cup Champions, NHL GMs, coaches, executives and players, and award-winning journalists - delivering live breaking news, rumours, and instant 360° analysis of each transaction:

o Main Set Panel: Host Daren Millard quarterbacks the day and will be joined by Marty McSorley, Damien Cox and Billy Jaffe

o Insiders Panel: Featuring leading trade-breakers Nick Kypreos, John Shannon, Scott Morrison, Mark Spector, Chris Johnston, and the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch

o Strategy Room: Host Jeff Marek discusses and debates all of the trades – as well as reminisces about some of hockey’s most entertaining untold stories – with former NHL general managers Mike Keenan, Brian Lawton, Neil Smith, Doug MacLean, and former player Denis Potvin

o Canucks Panel: Host Don Taylor, alongside former Canucks and current analysts Garry Valk and Brad May provide a western perspective and talk all things Vancouver Canucks

o Radio Panel: Prime Time Sports host Bob McCown quarterbacks this panel bringing his unique outspoken and often critical perspective of Trade Deadline

o Puck Daddy Blogger: Greg Wyshynski is joined by Gord Stellick for entertaining and witty analysis throughout the day

o Connected Updates: Hazel Mae interacts with Toronto Blue Jays players to get their opinions of Trade Deadline Day ahead of their second home game of the season

•           In addition, the following reporters will be on-location with each Canadian NHL team:

o Montreal Canadiens: Alyson Lozoff will be in Montreal, covering general manager Mark Bergevin’s press conference. Tony Ambrosio will be with the team on location in Philadephia

o Ottawa Senators: Ian Mendes will be in Boston with the team

o Toronto Maple Leafs: Christine Simpson and Arash Madani will be live in Toronto, reporting from the Air Canada Centre and MasterCard Centre

o Winnipeg Jets: Shawn McKenzie is with the Jets in New York

o Calgary Flames: Roger Millions reports live from Calgary

o Edmonton Oilers: Gene Principe is with the Oilers in Calgary

o Vancouver Canucks: Dan Murphy and Craig MacEwen report on all the action from Vancouver

Digital - sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Mobile app

• The newly-redesigned sportsnet.ca features:

o Trade Deadline Hub: Headlined by a live stream of the entire HOCKEY CENTRAL Trade Deadline broadcast, as well as a live Storify article that will highlight all the latest news, rumours and tweets from around the hockey world

o Trade Tracker: Lists all the confirmed trades from across the NHL and allows fans to vote on which team won each trade

o Twitter Tradar: Fans can follow all hockey-related Twitter trends across North America with a “heat-map” of tweets on NHL teams, players and more

o Fan Fuel: Hockey fans can voice their opinion on this page with blogs written by fans

o A team-by-team list of all pending restricted and unrestricted free agents who could be in play

• The newly redesigned Sportsnet Mobile app allows fans to follow the trades and up-to-the-second coverage latest news - whenever, wherever

o Available free for the BBZ10 from BlackBerry World, and for iPhone, iPad and iTouch on the App Store and in iTunes

Radio – Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN

• Sportsnet 590 The Fan (Toronto) schedule includes:

o Brady and Lang: Hosts Greg Brady and Jim Lang get the day started, analyzing potential trades beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET

o HOCKEY CENTRAL at Noon: Fans can get updated on their lunch break with a star-studded edition of the popular show, Noon ET

o Prime Time Sports: Host McCown provides post-deadline reaction, opinion and analysis starting at 4 p.m. ET

• Sportsnet 960 The FAN (Calgary) wakes up early to begin coverage of the big day at 6 a.m. MT, providing news, updates, and analysis until 8 p.m. MT. Coverage includes:

o Trade Deadline Special: from 10 a.m. MT to 1 p.m. MT. Special guests Eric Francis, Brendan Parker and Peter Loubardias focus on the trades that will affect the Calgary Flames

o The Big Show: Pat Steinberg and Ryan Leslie host the show live from the Scotiabank Saddledome from 1 p.m. MT to 7 p.m. MT

Print - Sportsnet magazine

• In the latest issue of Sportsnet, on newsstands today, HOCKEY CENTRAL experts break down the bigger names expected to become trade bait on April 3 and the top five teams to watch as the deadline nears. Also included in the issue, features editor Gare Joyce looks back on the day the St. Louis Blues nabbed Wayne Gretzky, proving anything can happen around the NHL’s trade deadline


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