TSN will have 30 regional Canadiens broadcasts this season, as only 7 Habs games are not broadcast on English television. Here is the press release:
TSN Canadiens returns with exclusive English-language regional coverage of the Montreal Canadiens. In total, TSN Canadiens delivers a package of 30 Canadiens match-ups from the 2013-14 NHL regular season to fans in the team’s broadcast region. Coverage begins with Montreal @ Edmonton on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
TSN Canadiens’ regional games complement the 15 Montreal games that air on TSN as part of the network’s national NHL broadcast package.
Calling the action on TSN Canadiens is play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf, who will be joined by game analysts Dave Reid and Bobby Dollas throughout the season.
Montreal bureau reporter John Lu will be following the team all season long to deliver news on the team on SPORTSCENTRE and across the TSN’s slate of programs and platforms.
And the full schedule.
Renaud Lavoie of RDS has reported that the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will open the 2013 NHL season on Saturday January 19 at the Bell Centre. Puck-drop is most likely at 7:00pm ET. It will air on CBC and RDS. CBC will have at least one other game on their schedule, although more are possible. CBC was originally scheduled to have a game Saturday afternoon, in addition to the primetime doubleheader. The schedule will most likely be released Saturday or Sunday, depending on when the NHLPA ratifies the new CBA.
MLSE’s Board… If you were watching TSN and Sportsnet’s constant coverage of the firing of Brian Burke today, you may have noticed numerous mentions of a dust-up with the new MLSE board members. If you’re like myself, you’re probably wondering exactly who these board members are. There are six. Two from Rogers, two from Bell, Larry Tannenbaum, and Dale Lastman. Reasoning would go that Tannenbaum, who sits on the NHL’s board of directors for MLSE, didn’t suddenly have a change in heart in Burke. Bell’s representatives are George A. Cope, the CEO of Bell Canada, and Mary Ann Turcke, who reports directly to Cope. Rogers’ representatives are Nadir Mohamed, CEO of Rogers Communications, and Edward Rogers, the son of the late Ted Rogers. Lastman is an independent lawyer from the law firm Goodmans.
NFL Playoff Streaming… For the first time ever CTV will offer free streaming of every playoff game they broadcast, including the Super Bowl. The only game not streamed is this Sunday’s AFC Divisional Playoff, which airs on TSN.