Rogers 2015–16 NHL National Television Schedule

Now into the second year of their multi-gazillion dollar deal with the NHL, Rogers will broadcast over 500 national and regional games during the upcoming season which begins tomorrow night.

Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights will be their national programming windows again this season, with the only major change being that Sunday’s Hometown Hockey moves from free-to-air channel City TV onto cable on Sportsnet. If the latter half of last season is any indication, it would also seem FX Canada will no longer be used for hockey programming. Thursday nights will also have a minimum of one national game and obviously, full coverage of the All-Star Game, Stadium Series, Winter Classic and the NHL playoffs.

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Your NHL Canadian TV Schedule: October 7–13

Season two of NHL on Rogers begins tomorrow night. Maybe I missed something, but I don’t think I’ve seen a single piece on the web about their upcoming broadcast season. No mention of whether it’ll be exactly the same as last year or whether they have tinkered with the commentator pairings or whether they have changed the faces and/or structure of the pre- and post-game shows after near-universal online negative feedback during their initial year. It appears on the surface, all the same talking heads will be returning this season. Can’t wait for more awkward interviews from Rogers’ “face of the youth audience” George Strombo.

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Toronto Maple Leafs 2015–16 NHL Television Schedule

Toronto Maple Leafs fans will be flipping between TSN and Sportsnet again this season in order to see their team’s games. Due to Bell and Rogers owning the team, they are in the unique situation where both networks split the 52 regional games. TSN will have 26 regional games while Sportsnet have 40 national games and only 16 regional – a result of Sportsnet able to upgrade certain regional games to national.

For TSN, Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert will split play-by-play duties during the season with Ray Ferraro handling colour commentary. All games will be on TSN4. On Sportsnet Ontario, Paul Romanuk, Greg Millen and Christine Simpson will handle commentary duties for the regional games. Nationally, the Leafs will have 20 Hockey Night In Canada matches, 10 on Wednesday Night Hockey and just three Sunday night national appearances.

On radio, TSN Radio 1050 Toronto and Sportsnet The Fan 590 split the games 50-50 with Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph on the call for both networks.

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Vancouver Canucks 2015–16 NHL Television Schedule

All 82 Vancouver Canuck games can be found on Sportsnet again this season. There will be 34 games shown nationally with the remainder shown regionally on Sportsnet Pacific except for seven games that will be on the specialty channel Sportsnet Canucks. John Shorthouse, John Garrett and Dan Murphy return this season to commentate on all regional games.

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Ottawa Senators 2015–16 NHL Television Schedule

The English-language regional schedule for the Sens this season sees 54 games on TSN5 and 60 on the RDS network in French language. Nationally, there will be 28 games — 19 on Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada, three on Sunday nights and six on Wednesday Night Hockey. In French, TVA Sports will cover 22 games.

Sens on TSN matches will feature Gord Miller or Chris Cuthbert on play-by-play and Ray Ferraro or Jamie McLennan with analysis. TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa will have coverage of every regular season game.

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Calgary Flames 2015–16 NHL Television Schedule

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.

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