Sportsnet will have Calgary Flames fans covered this season with all 82 games broadcast nationally or regionally across the Sportsnet/CBC networks. A total of 36 games can be seen nationally — 13 Hockey Night In Canada games and seven games apiece on Wednesday NIght Hockey and Sunday night’s Hometown Hockey. Regionally, 32 games can be seen on Sportsnet West and the remaining 14 on Sportsnet Flames. Returning to the broadcast is Rick Ball, Kelly Hrudey and Roger Millions. Sportsnet 960 The Fan is the exclusive radio home of all Flames games this season.
The Calgary Flames have released their 2013 regional broadcast schedule. 31 games will air on Sportsnet West, with three more on the Sportsnet One regional subchannel Sportsnet Flames. Sportsnet’s coverage kicks off on Sunday afternoon with the Flames home opener against San Jose. Sportsnet will broadcast 12 games against the Flames’ Northwest Division rivals, including two against both Vancouver and Edmonton. Rob Kerr and Charlie Simmer will call Flames games on Sportsnet, while Roger Millions will host the broadcasts.
Here is the complete schedule. All times are Mountain. All games are on Sportsnet West unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, Jan. 20, San Jose @ Calgary, 4 p.m. MT
Monday, Jan. 21, Anaheim @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Wednesday, Jan. 23, Calgary @ Vancouver, 8 p.m. MT
Thursday, Jan. 31, Colorado @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Tuesday, Feb. 5, Calgary @ Detroit, 5:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, Feb. 7, Calgary @ Columbus, 5 p.m. MT
Monday, Feb. 11, Minnesota @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Friday, Feb. 15, St. Louis @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Sunday, Feb. 17, Calgary @ Dallas, 1 p.m. MT
Monday, Feb. 18, Calgary @ Phoenix, 7 p.m. MT
Sunday, Feb. 24, Phoenix @ Calgary, 6 p.m. MT
Tuesday, Feb. 26, Calgary @ Minnesota, 6 p.m. MT
Thursday, Feb. 28, Calgary @ Colorado, 7 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Flames)
Sunday, March 3, Vancouver @ Calgary, 6 p.m. MT
Wednesday, March 6, San Jose @ Calgary, 7:30 p.m. MT
Friday, March 8, Calgary @ Anaheim, 8:30 p.m. MT
Monday, March 11, Calgary @ Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. MT
Friday, March 15, Nashville @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Monday, March 18, Calgary @ Dallas, 6:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, March 21, Calgary @ Nashville, 6 p.m. MT
Friday, March 22, Calgary @ Columbus, 5 p.m. MT
Sunday, March 24, St. Louis @ Calgary, 6 p.m. MT
Tuesday, March 26, Calgary @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. MT
Friday, March 29, Columbus @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Wednesday, April 3, Edmonton @ Calgary, 8 p.m. MT
Friday, April 5, Calgary @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m. MT
Monday, April 8, Calgary @ Colorado, 7 p.m. MT
Wednesday, April 10, Vancouver @ Calgary, 7:30 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Flames)
Friday, April 12, Phoenix @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Monday, April 15, Minnesota @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT
Friday, April 19, Anaheim @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Flames)
Sunday, April 21, Calgary @ Minnesota, 4 p.m. MT
Tuesday, April 23, Calgary @ Nashville, 6 p.m. MT
Thursday, April 25, Calgary @ St. Louis, 6 p.m. MT
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.
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)
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)
Over the past month Canadian networks have released their 2011-12 NHL TV schedules. The complete TV schedules are now available for all seven Canadian teams. I have compiled all the broadcasts into one Excel file. It includes 7 different pages, one for each team. This way you can easily see where your favourite team’s games will be broadcast each night. I have included English-language schedules for all seven teams, as well as French-language schedules for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. If you have any questions, leave a comment. I hope everyone enjoys this feature, because I spent a fair amount of time working on it.
And please, download it, print it, share it with friends, whatever. The only thing I ask is that nobody posts it on their own site, without linking back here as well. Enjoy.