Sportsnet will have coverage of all 82 Edmonton Oilers games this season with 36 national games and 46 regional ones. Kevin Quinn, Drew Remenda and Gene Principe will head up the 31 regional broadcasts on Sportsnet West and the 15 games on Sportsnet Oilers. Nationally, the Oilers can be seen on Hockey Night In Canada 15 times, eight Wednesday night broadcasts and 10 Sunday night broadcasts.
The Edmonton Oilers have revealed their regional television schedule this evening. Sportsnet West will broadcast 29 Oilers games, more than any other broadcaster. Sportsnet One’s regional subchannel Sportsnet Oilers will carry an additional five games. Sportsnet’s coverage begins on Sunday January 20 with an all-Canadian matchup when the Oilers face the Canucks in Vancouver. Sportsnet’s coverage features 12 games against the Oilers’ Northwest Division rivals, including one Battle of Alberta.
Play-by-play announcer Kevin Quinn and analyst Louie DeBrusk return to the Sportsnet broadcast booth for Oilers games. Gene Principe will host the broadcasts and report rinkside.
Here is Sportsnet’s complete Oilers broadcast schedule. All times are Mountain, and unless otherwise noted, all games are on Sportsnet West.
Sunday, Jan. 20, Edmonton @ Vancouver, 7 p.m. MT
Monday, Jan. 28, Colorado @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Edmonton @ Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, Jan. 31, Edmonton @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Oilers)
Saturday, Feb. 2, Edmonton @ Colorado, 1 p.m. MT
Monday, Feb. 4, Vancouver @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Sunday, Feb. 10, Edmonton @ Columbus, 4 p.m. MT
Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dallas @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, Feb. 21, Minnesota @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Saturday, Feb. 23, Phoenix @ Edmonton, 1:30 p.m. MT
Monday, Feb. 25, Edmonton @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, Feb. 28, Edmonton @ Dallas, 6:30 p.m. MT
Friday, March 1, Edmonton @ St. Louis, 6 p.m. MT
Sunday, March 3, Edmonton @ Minnesota, 6 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Oilers)
Tuesday, March 5, Edmonton @ Columbus, 5 p.m. MT
Thursday, March 7, Edmonton @ Detroit, 5:30 p.m. MT
Friday, March 8, Edmonton @ Nashville, 6 p.m. MT
Sunday, March 10, Edmonton @ Chicago, 5 p.m. MT
Tuesday, March 12, Edmonton @ Colorado, 7 p.m. MT
Friday, March 15, Detroit @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Oilers)
Sunday, March 17, Nashville @ Edmonton, 6 p.m. MT
Monday, March 25, Edmonton @ Nashville, 6 p.m. MT
Tuesday, March 26, Edmonton @ St. Louis, 6 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Oilers)
Thursday, March 28, Columbus @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Monday, April 1, Edmonton @ Calgary, 7:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, April 4, Edmonton @ Vancouver, 8 p.m. MT
Saturday, April 6, Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 2 p.m. MT
Monday, April 8, Edmonton @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. MT (Sportsnet Oilers)
Wednesday, April 10, Phoenix @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Tuesday, April 16, Minnesota @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Friday, April 19, Edmonton @ Colorado, 7 p.m. MT
Sunday, April 21, Anaheim @ Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. MT
Monday, April 22, Anaheim @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MT
Friday, April 26, Edmonton @ Minnesota, 6 p.m. MT
Some breaking news this afternoon, Sportsnet West will broadcast the entire Blues @ Oilers game tonight, beginning at 8pm Mountain in the Oilers broadcast region. Originally the game was scheduled to be joined in progress due to TSN’s Wednesday night exclusive window. The NHL, TSN and Sportsnet all deserve credit for getting this done. Great job.
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.