Both TSN and Sportsnet will both be showing regional Leafs games for the 2014–15 NHL season, and both are advertising the fact each network is showing “more games than ever!” Of course, Sportsnet includes 40 national games when making that statement.
TSN covered 17 Toronto games last season, and this year that increases to 26 games, all of which will be available to watch on the new TSN4 channel that launches on Monday (August 18). TSN4 will become the default TSN channel for those in the Leafs’ Ontario broadcast area. For TSN’s live game coverage, the network’s broadcast teams feature play-by-play announcers Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert and game analysts Ray Ferraro and Jamie McLennan.
Sportsnet Ontario will have 16 regional games throughout the season with veteran broadcaster Paul Romanuk making his Sportsnet debut, calling play-by-play for all of the Toronto regional broadcasts alongside analyst Greg Millen. Leafs TV will not have any live matches this season and, according to the Leafs via James Mirtle, the channel will show Leafs Today on non-game days, weekly summary show, game day skate shows, game highlights and post-game shows. I’m sure only the most-desperate of fans will continue to pay for that riveting programming.
TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and Sportsnet 590 The Fan
Sportsnet 590 The Fan and TSN Radio 1050 Toronto will split the Leafs radio rights with 41 games each with TSN also having seven pre-season matches. Both stations will feature the same commentary team — Joe Bowen on play-by-play and analyst Jim Ralph.
On The Fan, Gord Stellick will host the two-hour Leafs Nation Post-Game to wrap up each broadcast. Plus, every Saturday night – beginning Saturday, Oct. 4 – Stellick will host Hockey Central Saturday from 5 to 7pm. For TSN Radio, Jim Tatti and Jeff O’Neill will have extensive pre-game, post-game and intermission shows.
Full schedule below. All times are Eastern. Schedule subject to change.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 — Colorado at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Friday, Oct. 17 — Detroit at Toronto, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Toronto at NY Islanders, 7pm TSN4
Tuesday, Oct. 28 — Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Friday, Oct. 31 — Toronto at Columbus, 7pm Sportsnet Ontario
Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Toronto at Arizona, 9pm Sportsnet Ontario
Thursday, Nov. 6 — Toronto at Colorado, 9pm TSN4
Friday, Nov. 14 — Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Nov. 18 — Nashville at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Nov. 20 — Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Dec. 2 — Dallas at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Dec. 4 — New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Dec. 9 — Calgary at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Sunday, Dec. 14 — Los Angeles at Toronto, 5pm Sportsnet Ontario
Tuesday, Dec. 16 — Anaheim at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Dec. 18 — Toronto at Carolina, 7pm TSN4
Tuesday, Dec. 23 — Toronto at Dallas, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Sunday, Dec. 28 — Toronto at Florida, 5pm Sportsnet Ontario
Monday, Dec. 29 — Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Friday, Jan. 2 — Toronto at Minnesota, 8pm Sportsnet Ontario
Friday, Jan. 9 — Columbus at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Monday, Jan. 12 — Toronto at Los Angeles, 10:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Wednesday, Jan. 14 — Toronto at Anaheim, 10pm Sportsnet Ontario
Thursday, Jan. 15 — Toronto at San Jose, 10:30pm TSN4
Monday, Jan. 19 — Carolina at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Jan. 29 — Arizona at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Feb. 3 — Toronto at Nashville, 8pm TSN4
Friday, Feb. 6 — Toronto at New Jersey, 7pm Sportsnet Ontario
Tuesday, Feb. 10 — NY Rangers at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Feb. 12 — Toronto at NY Islanders, 7pm TSN4
Tuesday, Feb. 17 — Florida at Toronto, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Friday, Feb. 20 — Toronto at Carolina, 7pm Sportsnet Ontario
Thursday, Feb. 26 — Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Mar. 3 — Toronto at Florida, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Mar. 5 — Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Monday, Mar. 9 — NY Islanders at Toronto, 7:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Friday, Mar. 13 — Toronto at Calgary, 8pm TSN4
Monday, Mar. 16 — Toronto at Edmonton, 9:30pm Sportsnet Ontario
Thursday, Mar. 19 — San Jose at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Monday, Mar 23 — Minnesota at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Thursday, Mar. 26 — Florida at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4
Tuesday, Mar. 31 — Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30pm TSN4