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TSN’s Tradecentre Live on NHL Trade Day

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  •  While NHL stars are packing their bags and moving all across North America on NHL Trade Deadline Day, hockey fans can stay put with TSN all day long for the latest news and analysis with TRADECENTRE. The 10-hour TSN special event begins live at 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 3 with breaking trade news and reactions to all the action from NHL Trade Deadline Day.

    TSN’s TRADECENTRE has become a tradition for hockey fans. Last year, more than 1.5 million Canadians watched some part of TRADECENTRE. The NHL trade deadline day is also traditionally the busiest day of the year for with the industry-leading website setting new standards for page views and video streams.

    Led by Gemini Award-winning host James Duthie, TSN’s all-encompassing TRADECENTRE coverage features an all-star team of Hockey Insiders, analysts, former NHL players, coaches and general managers, reporters and correspondents – all providing breaking news and instant analysis of each transaction, including interviews with players, coaches and GMs from across the league. TRADECENTRE will also have live reports from the headquarters of each Canadian team.

    TSN’s All-Star TRADECENTRE Team:
    James Duthie

    Trade Breaker Desk
    Bob McKenzie
    Darren Dreger
    Gord Miller

    Deadline Panel
    Pierre McGuire
    Darren Pang
    Craig MacTavish
    Matthew Barnaby

    Darren Dutchyshen

    Guest Analysts
    Mike Keenan
    Michael Peca

    TSN Reporters
    Dave Hodge
    Damien Cox
    Steve Simmons
    Michael Farber

    TradeCentre Blog
    Jay Onrait

    Once again TSN will deliver extensive TRADECENTRE content across multiple platforms including live streaming of TRADECENTRE in its entirety online at For the first time ever, online viewers can connect with each other through a Facebook chat application embedded in the video player. Fans can also interact by posting on the wall at TSN’s Facebook page and even “trade” their friends by sending customized TRADECENTRE messages.

    Popular TSN anchor Jay Onrait will be watching TRADECENTRE and providing his unique perspective on the day’s events in his fifth-annual TradeCentre Blog.

    Hockey Insiders @TSNBobMcKenzie and @DarrenDreger will be active on Twitter throughout the day with breaking trade news, while fantasy sports columnist Scott Cullen tracks the fantasy impact of all the trades in both video and text formats.

    NHL fans on-the-go can stay informed on all of the trades with TSN MOBILE and TSN Text Alerts delivering breaking news on their wireless devices. TSN has also launched a special iPhone and iPod touch app specifically for TRADECENTRE. TSN MOBILE: TradeCentre Edition – available free at the iTunes App Store – keeps fans up-to-date with live coverage, breaking news and instant analysis all day long on March 3.

    Immediately following TRADECENTRE, TSN presents a special one-hour edition of SPORTSCENTRE with Rod Smith from 6-7 p.m. ET, re-capping all of the day’s events with reaction from around the NHL. THAT’S HOCKEY with Gino Reda provides additional analysis, reaction and player interviews at 7 p.m. ET, followed by WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOCKEY featuring Vancouver @ Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET.

    TSN2 will have live coverage of the Edmonton@ Chicago game at 8:30 p.m. ET.

    Wrapping up the day’s events is SPORTSCENTRE with Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger from 10-11:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

    TSN’s NHL Trade Deadline Day broadcast schedule:
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET – TRADECENTRE
    6-7 p.m. ET – SPORTSCENTRE
    7-7:30 p.m. ET – THAT’S HOCKEY
    7-10 p.m. ET – NHL ON TSN: Vancouver @ Detroit
    10-11:30 p.m. ET – SPORTSCENTRE