Their bags are packed and they're ready to go! As players await news of trades, fans can keep tabs on all their favourite hockey teams and stars during NHL Trade Deadline Day with the multi-platform, 10-hour TSN special event, TRADECENTRE 09, live on Wednesday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on TSN. TRADECENTRE 09 also streams live online in its entirety on TSN.ca and fans can stay up-to-date with TSN MOBILE, as the channel covers one of the most important dates on the NHL - and TSN's - calendar from all the angles.
TSN's wall-to-wall TRADECENTRE 09 coverage includes a team of more than 20 Insiders, analysts, former NHL players, coaches and general managers, reporters and correspondents - providing breaking news and instant analysis of each transaction, including interviews with players, coaches and GMs. TSN's correspondents are with each Canadian team to file live reports, providing hockey fans with the most comprehensive access to instant reaction from the deal makers and players involved.
TSN and TSN.ca's coverage of NHL Trade Deadline Day has become appointment viewing for hockey fans. More than 1.7 million Canadians watched some part of TRADECENTRE on television last year*, while TSN.ca attracted a record 14.3 million page views. Four of the Top 5 busiest days in TSN.ca history have been on NHL Trade Deadline Day.
James Duthie hosts the 10-hour event, while Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, along with Gord Miller, are at the Trade Breaker Desk bringing fans the most up-to-date information on NHL trades from the NHL ON TSN studio. Analyst Pierre McGuire is joined by TSN contributors Darren Pang and Keith Jones in studio on the Deadline Panel, providing instant analysis as they break down each transaction and declare the day's winners and losers. Analyst Ray Ferraro (in Buffalo) joins the panel via satellite with additional insight.
Dave Hodge is joined in-studio by the entire panel from his Sunday morning show, TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE, as Hodge, along with Steve Simmons, Damien Cox and Michael Farber, provides additional opinions and analysis on Trade Deadline Day.
TRADECENTRE 09 also marks the debut of The War Room Panel featuring guest analyst Jay Feaster and former Carolina Hurricanes head coach Peter Laviolette alongside TSN contributor Matthew Barnaby. The trio represents the most important levels in an NHL organization on Trade Deadline Day: GM, coach and player.
Throughout the day, Duthie gathers reaction from NHL team news conferences and conducts live interviews with players, coaches and GMs from around the league. Darren Dutchyshen presents a TRADECENTRE 09 recap every hour and hosts a segment with McGuire called Players in Play, which highlights players still on the trading block and most likely to be traded.
Immediately following TRADECENTRE 09, TSN presents a special one-hour edition of SPORTSCENTRE with Rod Smith from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, re-capping all of the day's events with reaction from around the NHL. MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY with Gino Reda provides additional analysis, reaction and player interviews at 7 p.m. ET, followed by MOLSON CANADIAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY featuring Montreal @ Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Wrapping up the day's events are SPORTSCENTRE with Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET, and a special edition of OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG at 11:30 p.m. ET. Landsberg weighs in with reaction on all the trades from around the NHL, along with panel guests Jay Feaster and former NHLer Valeri Bure.
In addition to live streaming of TRADECENTRE 09, TSN.ca once again presents its popular Real Time Trade Tracker, which offers fans updates on all the trades as they happen, right on their desktops. The tracker also offers live streaming audio of TRADECENTRE 09 for users who are unable to access live video coverage. TSN.ca also features breaking news and analysis from TSN's hockey experts, along with interactive polls, trade deadline day playbooks for all the NHL clubs, a comprehensive list of all the trades made by every NHL team this season, and a complete history of previous NHL trade deadlines.
TSN's Jay Onrait watches TRADECENTRE 09 from his couch and provides his unique perspective on the day's events in his fourth-annual Deadline Day blog, while TSN.ca fantasy sports columnist Scott Cullen tracks the fantasy impact of all the trades in both video and text formats.
Fans on-the-go can also keep up with all the action on NHL Trade Deadline Day with up-to-the-minute news on TSN MOBILE – the portable version of TSN's industry-leading sports website, TSN.ca, accessible on any wireless device with Internet capabilities. Fans can also sign up for TSN Text Alerts for breaking trade news delivered directly to their wireless device. They can also add TSN headlines to their own webpages by making use of the website's RSS Feed.
TSN'S NHL Trade Deadline Day Broadcast Schedule
* 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET - TRADECENTRE 09
* 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET - SPORTSCENTRE
* 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET - MOLSON THAT'S HOCKEY
* 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET - MOLSON CANADIAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY: Montreal @ Buffalo
* 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. ET - SPORTSCENTRE
* 11:30 p.m. - 12 midnight ET - OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG
TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN was voted the No. 1 source for sports coverage and news by sports fans across the country.** TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features SportsCentre, the NHL and first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; International Hockey including the IIHF World Junior Championship; the Olympic Games through 2012; CFL including Friday Night Football; NFL including Sunday and Monday Night Football; PGA TOUR and all four golf Majors; Blue Jays baseball; Raptors basketball and the NBA Finals; Season of Champions Curling; Auto Racing including NASCAR, Formula One and IRL; Tennis and all four Grand Slam events; EURO 2008 and UEFA Champions League Soccer; and HBO World Championship boxing. TSN HD offers more sports coverage, more hours and more events in High Definition than any other network in Canada. TSN is available in 9 million households. TSN's programming and news content is also available online at TSN.ca.
*Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research
**2007/2008 Roper Reports Canada