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TORONTO (June 30, 2014) – Let the free agency fireworks begin! TSN – the originator of full-day NHL free agency coverage – is once again the country’s #1 source for industry-leading breaking news and analysis on the most turbulent day on the league’s calendar with FREE AGENT FRENZY. The network’s coverage begins tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) at 11:30 a.m. ET to prime fans for the opening of the NHL free agent market at 12 noon ET.
TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on demand coverage of TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY via TSN GO.
Following TSN’s full-day coverage, fans can catch up on all the free agency deals with a comprehensive summary courtesy of THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE: FREE AGENT FRENZY WRAP-UP, airing tomorrow at 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN. The network also complements its eighth-annual FREE AGENT FRENZY with extensive coverage on THAT’S HOCKEY, SPORTSCENTRE, and TSN Digital platforms.
TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY broadcast schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, July 1
- FREE AGENT FRENZY – 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN
- SPORTSCENTRE – 6 p.m. ET on TSN
- THAT’S HOCKEY – 7 p.m. ET on TSN
- THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE: FREE AGENT FRENZY WRAP-UP – 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN
FREE AGENT FRENZY is a TSN original production that debuted in 2006.
Host James Duthie leads TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY team of Hockey Insiders, analysts, reporters, and bureau reporters – providing breaking news and instant analysis of the day’s events, along with live interviews with players, coaches and GMs. TSN bureau reporters are with each Canadian team to file live reports throughout the day.
TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY broadcast team is as follows:
- Host: James Duthie
- Free Agent Signing Breakers: Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun, and panel host Gord Miller
- Instant Analysis Panel: Duthie with Ray Ferraro, Aaron Ward, and Pierre McGuire
- Free Agent Panel: Mike Johnson, Shane Hnidy, Craig Button, and appearances by Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan
- TSN The Reporters Panel: Dave Hodge with Michael Farber, Steve Simmons, and Bruce Arthur
- TSN Bureau Reporters: Farhan Lalji, Jermain Franklin, Sara Orlesky, Ryan Rishaug, Matthew Scianitti, Brent Wallace, and John Lu
Host Steve Kouleas and analyst Craig Button recap all the signing action with the FREE AGENT FRENZY WRAP-UP tomorrow at 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN.
TSN Digital platforms feature a live free agent tracker displaying all the relevant UFAs, as well as a complete signing list updated throughout the day. Fans can sort the free agent tracker according to position, new team, former team, and contract value.
Additional TSN Digital highlights include:
- Instant signing alerts on mobile devices through the TSN GO and TSN Hockey apps
- A complete list of available restricted and unrestricted free agents by team
- Video analysis and one-on-one player interviews
- A Twitter feed featuring TSN's Hockey Insiders
All summer long, fans can head to TSN.ca/NHL for news on free agent signings as they break during the off-season. Fans can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #TSN – with tweets from fans and NHL players featured during FREE AGENT FRENZY.
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, TSN’s slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Canadian Tire Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
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