Sportsnet to Stream Trade Deadline Show in US

The press release doesn’t state as much, but Paul Kukla passed along the info that Sportsnet is streaming it’s trade deadline edition of HockeyCentral (Not THAT Hockey Central) in the United States for the first time.  The show starts at 8am, here’s the deali, yo.

TORONTO (February 26, 2009) – Don’t talk to former general manager Doug MacLean about the pressure of breaking deals on the Hockeycentral Deadline 09 show, which airs Wednesday, March 4th at 8 a.m.(ET)/5 a.m. (PT) on Rogers Sportsnet.

MacLean, an analyst on Hockeycentral Tonight, was the GM of Columbus Blue Jackets for six seasons, and has been in the trenches for many trade deadline deals. 

“There is no formula to when a deal could happen,” says MacLean.  “It could be two days or just minutes till the deadline.  When I was GM of Columbus, I dealt forward Geoff Sanderson with 10 minutes left at the deadline to Brian Burke and the Canucks in exchange for a third round pick.  Moving out Sanderson saved us $800,000.  Right now GMs are dealing with the stress to not only make a trade, but to move out money.   But make no mistake.  It is an amazing rush to make a big trade on deadline day.” 

MacLean and Hockeycentral analyst Nick Kypreos headline the team breaking all the latest trades including sportsnet.ca columnists Mike Brophy and Mark Spector, Sun Media columnist Bruce Garrioch and former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith with host RJ Broadhead.  

Former NHLer Marty McSorley joins Hockeycentral analyst Bill Watters and host Daren Millard to man the main desk and analyze all the deals throughout the day.     

In addition, Vancouver Canucks analysts John Garrett and Garry Valk with host Don Taylor will provide updates from Sportsnet’s brand new studio in Vancouver for perspective on the Canucks. 

Sportsnet Connected reporters will be stationed all across the map with extensive coverage of all six Canadian NHL teams.  Arash Madani is in Toronto to cover the Toronto Maple Leafs while Barry Davis is in Washington to greet Leafs players when they arrive later in the afternoon.   Louis Jean is in Buffalo to cover the Montreal Canadiens, Roger Millions is in Philadelphia for the Calgary Flames and Dan Murphy in Vancouver for the Vancouver Canucks.  Ian Mendes and Gene Principe are both in Ottawa to cover the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers, respectively. 

Fans can also access all the breaking trades by logging on to sportsnet.ca for live streaming and the opportunity to play the role of an NHL GM and submit their own trade proposals in the You Be The GM section.  Hockeycentral analyst Gord Stellick and host Rob Faulds will discuss the best trade proposals throughout the broadcast and further analyze the all the deadline deals.   Additionally, fans can go to the website to email questions and respond to power polls posed by Stellick and Faulds.   

For all the breaking deals on Trade Deadline day, tune in to Hockeycentral Deadline ’09 on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 a.m. (ET)/5 a.m. (PT) on Rogers Sportsnet and log on to sportsnet.ca. “Your home team. First.”

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One Response to Sportsnet to Stream Trade Deadline Show in US

  1. So…it’s just streaming online? I don’t see a channel on which to watch this in glorious HD. But I’d love to watch TSN or Sportsnet or CBC or any canadian coverage instead of 3 hours of a couple guys in a radio station.

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