The NHL’s trade deadline is tomorrow. While TSN and Sportsnet will compete against each other for viewers, many trades are now broken on Twitter. Even in the past year the popularity of Twitter has increased exponentially. This list should include most who will break trades tomorrow. It is also a good way to avoid Bob McKenzie, James Duthie, Gord Miller, Pierre Lebrun and Nick Kypreos. It is also worth noting that ALL TSN accounts are Twitter verified for this reason. I’ll start with the national broadcasters (TSN, CBC, Sportsnet), then include some other local reporters.
TSN: James Duthie, Gino Reda, Steve Kouleas, Dave Hodge
SN: Darren Millard, Jeff Marek, Chris Simpson
TSN: Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, Pierre Lebrun, Gord Miller
SN: Nick Kypreos, Scott Morrison, John Shannon, Mark Spector
CBC: Elliotte Friedman, Tim Wharnsby, Gord Stellick
TSN: Marc Crawford, Aaron Ward, Mike Johnson, Craig Button, Ray Ferraro, Darren Pang
SN: Brad May, Gary Valk, Billy Jaffe, Brian Lawton, Neil Smith
CBC: Kevin Weekes
John Lu (TSN), Louis Jean (SN), Renaud Lavoie (RDS), François Gagnon (La Presse), Tony Marinaro (TSN 990), Dave Stubbs (Montreal Gazette), Luc Gélinas (RDS)
Brent Wallace (TSN), Ian Mendes (SN), Bruce Garrioch (Ottawa Sun)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Mark Masters (TSN), Katherine Dolan (TSN), Nabil Karim (TSN), Barry Davis (SN), Tony Ambrogio (SN), James Mirtle (The Globe), David Alter (Fan 590), Lance Hornby (Toronto Sun), Damien Cox (The Star), Dave Feschuck (The Star), Bruce Arthur (National Post), Steve Simmons (Toronto Sun)
Sara Orlesky (TSN), Gary Lawless (Winnipeg Free Press), Ken Wiebe (Winnipeg Sun), Paul Friesen (Winnipeg Sun)
Jermain Franklin (TSN), Roger Millions (SN), Eric Duhatschek (The Globe), Eric Francis (Calgary Sun), George Johnson (Calgary Herald), Steve McFarlane (Calgary Sun), Pat Steinberg (Fan 960)
Gene Principe (SN), Derek Van Diest (Edmonton Sun)
Dan Murphy (SN), Ryan Rishaug (TSN), Farhan Lalji (TSN), Craig MacEwen (SN), Jason Botchford (Vancouver Province), Iain MacIntyre (Vancouver Sun)
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Thanks to @alittlehghas, @kerbjack27, @hlechtzier and @chrisjamessauve for help with local reporters. If you think I missed anyone, leave a comment with a link to their Twitter account.