tsn-logoTSN has confirmed their second round coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs following the Toronto Maple Leafs’ heart-breaking OT loss to Boston.

The coverage is headlined by the Original Six clash between Boston and the New York Rangers, with the battle in the west comprising of the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.

TSN’s coverage of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 14) with Game 1: San Jose @ Los Angeles at 10 p.m. ET (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Action in the Boston-NY Rangers series kicks off on Thursday, May 16 with Game 1: NY Rangers @ Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Continue reading »

CBC and TSN are set to unleash as torrent of hockey onto Canadian TV screens as the NHL season finally gets underway.

The broadcasters have announced their coverage of the shortened season, which will see each team play 48 games in just 99 days.

CBC will air 49 games as part of the Hockey Night in Canada coverage, kicking off with a triple-header on opening day, January 19. Hockey Day in Canada will return on February 9.

42 games featuring Canadian teams will be broadcast on TSN starting on January 22. A further slew of games featuring American teams will be announced shortly. Continue reading »

CBC says they are preparing to take a financial hit should the NHL lockout continue for some time.

Hubert Lacroix, CBC president, said that if there is no Hickey Night in Canada the broadcaster will suffer.

“We have replacement programming for that, it’s not like we’re going to go to dead air,” Lacroix said.

“It’s disappointing to everybody who’s a hockey fan not to have Hockey Night in Canada.”

The NHL lockout is more bad news for the broadcaster, which suffered a 10% cut in funding from the federal government recently as it tries to reduce spending across departments. Continue reading »

Canadian broadcasters stand to lose out majorly should the NHL go through its second lockout in a decade.

With eth 2012-13 broadcast schedule having been announced this week, it’s worth looking at what Canadian broadcasters stand to lose if there is no hockey season.

“It would be a substantial loss from a Canadian standpoint because it’s (big game) viewing,” said Vijay Setlur, a sport marketing lecturer at the Schulich School of Business at York University. “The networks are able to drive their revenue from advertising with the idea that fans gather round to watch big games. Continue reading »

TSN is live on location at the Hockey Hall of Fame as the newest inductees are named in the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement. Exclusive live coverage of the announcement is available on TSN2, TSN.ca and TSN Radio on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. ET.

The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement will be made by Bill Hay, Hockey Hall of Fame CEO and Chairman of the Board, along with Co-Chairs of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn.

Some of the first-year eligible players for the Hockey Hall of Fame include Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Jeremy Roenick, Curtis Joseph, Gary Roberts and Claude Lemieux. Continue reading »

Bell Media and Rogers Media have been told that they cannot team up to bid for the NHL broadcast rights when they come available in 2014.

The Board of Governors has denied the two media giants the chance to pinch the rights from CBC in one big, meaning they will have to compete against each other.

Both Bell and Rogers have stated their intentions to go after the rights, which CBC has vowed to defend. Continue reading »

It’s an event that shapes franchises’ futures and TSN is there for every pick and every move as NHL teams make their selections at the 2012 NHL Draft, live and in prime-time on Canada’s Sports Leader.

Coverage begins on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET and continues through to the end of the First Round. TSN’s coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft is presented by Coors Light.

TSN’s live coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft is also available on TSN Mobile TV and TSN Radio stations. French-language coverage is available on RDS . NBC Sports Network will air TSN’s NHL Draft coverage in the United States. Continue reading »

TV ratings for this season’s Stanley Cup final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils were well down on last year, on both sides of the border.

Of course, with no Canadian team in the series this year, Canada viewing numbers were never going to stand up to last year when the Vancouver Canucks went down to the Boston Bruins.

An average audience of 2.67m tuned in over the six games of the final here in Canada, compared to the 8.7m last year’s game seven drew. Continue reading »

While CBC won’t reveal their viewer numbers for the Stanley Cup finals until it’s all over, fans in the US haven’t really taken to the all-American clash this year.

Viewer numbers are down in the US for this year’s final through the first three games so far compared to last year’s battle between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins.

The LA Kings/New Jersey Devils matchup has failed to pull big numbers of viewers on the NBC family of networks despite the added star power of LA’s inclusion. Continue reading »

TV stars will be among the presenters at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 20.

CBC will carry coverage of the event, which will see actors from the likes of Entourage, Dexter, 30 Rock and Glee present awards.

Kevin Connolly (“Entourage”), Colin Hanks (“The Good Guys,” “Dexter”), Joshua Jackson (“Fringe”), Cory Monteith (“Glee”), Matthew Perry (“Go On,” “Friends”), Vince Vaughn (“The Watch,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Break-Up”), Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews and Michael Vartan (“Hawthorne,” “Alias”) will all present awards on the night. Continue reading »