TSN Hockey Presents a Comprehensive Slate of NHL Season Preview Specials, Tonight Beginning at 7 p.m. ET

— October 11, 2016

– TSN’s all-star team of Hockey Insiders, analysts, and experts prime fans for the new season with TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, the TSN HOCKEY FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL, and TSN HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW SPECIAL –
– TSN’s SEASON PREVIEW SPECIAL features James Duthie interviewing Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, a season preview edition of The Quiz, and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button’s Top 5 Rookies to Watch –
– TSN Digital platforms deliver comprehensive preview coverage of the NHL season, including projected opening night lineups, as well as fantasy picks, projections, and analysis –

TORONTO (October 11, 2016) – Before the puck drop on a new NHL season, TSN’s industry-leading team of Hockey Insiders, experts, analysts, and reporters prime fans with a comprehensive slate of season preview specials. Canada’s Sports Leader delivers three hours of season preview coverage featuring TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, the TSN HOCKEY FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL, and the TSN HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW SPECIAL, beginning tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 11) at 7 p.m. ET across TSN. The action kicks off with a special season preview edition of Canada’s most-watched daily hockey news and information program, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, at 7 p.m. ET on TSN. Hosted by Gino Reda, the season preview special delivers in-depth analysis and predictions for all seven Canadian teams. TSN Hockey’s season preview coverage continues with the network’s signature 60-minute TSN HOCKEY FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Hosted by James Duthie, the show features last year’s fantasy playoff champion Dave Hodge, regular season winner Martin Biron, along with Jeff O’Neill, and Keith Jones. Hodge remains the manager to beat with a staggering six TSN Hockey Fantasy Titles, the most since the show’s inception 10 years ago. The show highlights potential breakout players and features a special interview with Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler. Coverage culminates with the TSN HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW SPECIAL at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Hosted by Duthie alongside TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie and analysts Ray Ferraro and Jeff O’Neill, and featuring contributions from Darren Dreger, Jamie McLennan, and Craig Button, the TSN HOCKEY SEASON PREVIEW SPECIAL delivers all the essential news and information heading into the 2016-17 season, including a multitude of highlights:
  • James Duthie interviews Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock
  • Hockey Insider Darren Dreger identifies the players, coaches, teams, and GMs on the hot seat for the 2016-17 season
  • TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects his Top 5 Rookies to Watch
  • TSN Hockey Senior Reporter Frank Seravalli spotlights Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid
  • A season preview edition of The Quiz with Duthie, Ferraro, O’Neill, and Biron
  • In-depth previews of all seven Canadian teams
TSN Hockey Digital Highlights Leading up to puck drop, TSN Digital platforms deliver comprehensive preview coverage of the new hockey season, including the following highlights:
  • Complete on-demand streaming of TSN Hockey season preview specials on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app
  • Fantasy picks, projections, and analysis from TSN’s Scott Cullen
  • BarDown.com rounds up all the viral moments and social media reaction surrounding the new season
  • Previews of every Canadian team, with projected opening night lineups, insight from TSN Bureau Reporters across the country, and columns by TSN Hockey Analytics writers Scott Cullen and Travis Yost
  • Predictions for all 31 teams by TSN Hockey Senior Reporter Seravalli, including a long-term prediction for Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team
  • Button shares his top Rookies to Watch
  • Consensus picks and predictions from the TSN Hockey panel
  • Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
Hockey on TSN TSN is home to the Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Ottawa Senators as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3, 26 Leafs games in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, and 50+ Senators games in the Senators’ designated broadcast region on TSN5. TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING. Champions Live Here as TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF ICE HOCKEY U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada. TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR.

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