Toronto Maple Leafs 2014-15 NHL Regional Schedule on TSN4 and Sportsnet

Toronto_Maple_Leafs_logo.svgBoth 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

6 thoughts on “Toronto Maple Leafs 2014-15 NHL Regional Schedule on TSN4 and Sportsnet

  1. The naming of the regional feeds — TSN1, 3, 4, and 5 — is nonsensically confusing and perhaps even misleading in that some people thought this would be three new completely separate channels. Are they that desperate to make it appear that they’re not just following Sportsnet that they couldn’t have used the same names — West, Ontario, etc. — or maybe some other form of regional or geographical designation that would be more appropriate and less misleading than 3, 4, and 5?

    • I think the exact reason they didn’t go with TSN Ontario, etc. is because it could lead to confusion amongst people, thinking whether something they saw advertised was on SN Ontario or TSN Ontario. No one is going to mistake TSN 4 for any Sportsnet channel.

      And in a way, they are separate channels in similar vane as the four Sportsnet networks are. Sure, sometimes they may all be showing similar programming, but all four could be showing completely different sports also.

      • Hope on non hockey nights they would show separate programs on each channels especially during NCAA basketball season instead of re-runs of events fromt he previous year or years

  2. So is the end for Leafs TV? Is there ANY reason to keep this channel anymore?

    • The reason MLSE would have to keep Leafs TV going would be if it made money. The other MLSE channels, Gol TV Canada and NBA TV Canada, are already in a similar situation in that they also no longer show any live Toronto FC or live Toronto Raptors games, have the “Game In An Hour” replays and team-related shows. If they all lose money with no light at the end of the tunnel, I would assume they might consider merging them into one channel or just shutting them down.

      • Leafs TV show maybe a few Marlies games during the season, while GolTV show a couple games every weekend from overseas leagues and NBA TV still show a decent amount of NBA and FIBA games, which is probably why Leafs TV is available in a cheaper channel package (on Bell Fibe, at least) than the latter two.

        I would much rather see NBA TV take the full-time feed from the US and see GolTV disappear along with it’s non-HD shitness.

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