NHL Media Platforms Gear Up For Wall-To-Wall Coverage Of 2013 NHL Trade Deadline Day Presented By BlackBerry

nhl-logoNHL.com, NHL Network, NHL Mobile™ and NHL Social™ to Provide Up-to-the-Minute Reporting

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 1, 2013) – With only two days left before the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline, one of the most-anticipated dates on the NHL® calendar, a flurry of activity already has taken place, delivering new addresses for some of the NHL’s biggest stars and putting more players’ futures into question.

Fans can follow all the action from around the NHL leading up to Wednesday’s 3:00 p.m. ET deadline through the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline™ Day Presented by BlackBerry® – the official League programming covering the Trade Deadline. With seamless coverage across NHL Network, NHL.com, the NHL’s various social media platforms and mobile web, fans can stay in the know anytime, anywhere, through the medium of their choice.

Beginning at 8 a.m. ET, NHL Network-U.S. will simulcast TSN’s 10-hour flagship show, TradeCentre ’13, featuring every trade and every team covered from all angles.  Host James Duthie leads TSN’s TradeCentre ’13 team of hockey analysts, Insiders, former NHL players, coaches, and general managers, reporters and correspondents through a full day of hockey talk – with breaking news and instant analysis of each transaction, along with interviews with players, coaches, and GMs.  TSN’s correspondents are also with NHL teams around the League to file live reports and deliver instant
reaction for each trade.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET, fans across North America will be offered unique access and information on NHL Network’s NHL Trade Deadline Day Recap Brought To You By The All New BlackBerry Z10, a 90-minute program that will discuss and analyze the buyers and sellers of the day and how the major transactions may impact playoff races. Host Kathryn Tappen will be joined by a panel of expert analysts, including Barry Melrose, Kevin Weekes, Mike Johnson, Billy Jaffe and EJ Hradek. The team also will have interviews and reactions from NHL insiders Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie.

A special edition of NHL Tonight™, also hosted by Tappen, will air at 10:00 p.m. ET. The show will wrap-up any last-minute trade activity and bring fans up to speed on scores and highlights from the five games on the NHL schedule that night.

NHL Network Schedule for Wednesday, April 3
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.     TSN’s TradeCentre ’13 (U.S. only)
6:00-7:30 p.m.   Trade Deadline Recap Show Brought To You By The All New BlackBerry Z10
7:30-9:00 p.m.   Trade Deadline Recap Show Brought To You By The All New BlackBerry Z10 (replay)
10:00 p.m.       NHL Tonight

NHL.com
NHL.com, the League’s official destination on the Web, will be a one-stop hub of Trade Deadline news and information, available at nhl.com/tradedeadline. In addition to reporting on breaking news through stories and video reports, NHL.com also will provide fans with live streaming video from NHL Network’s coverage of 2013 NHL Trade Deadline™ Day Presented by BlackBerry.

NHL.com’s 2013 NHL Trade Deadline Day Presented by BlackBerry coverage will include:

·  More than seven hours of live streaming video from NHL Network beginning at noon ET (available to U.S. audiences only)
·  An all-day interactive chat experience with running commentary by NHL.com analysts and NHL Network personalities, fan questions, interactive polls and tweets from hockey personalities
·  Instant trade analysis video reports from the NHL’s New York and Toronto studios with Craig Button, E.J. Hradek and Steve Mears
·  A real-time trade tracker list of completed trades, with written features and analysis from the editorial team and correspondents
·  Exclusive stories and reactions covering every transaction and analysis of movement that happened leading up to Deadline Day

NHL Mobile
Fans can stay connected to the day’s events wherever they are by visiting NHL.com on their mobile device. New this  year, visitors will be treated to a special Trade Deadline news section presented by BlackBerry, collecting all of  NHL.com’s Trade Deadline editorial coverage in one convenient location.

NHL Social
Fans can join the Trade Deadline conversation, sharing their opinions, analysis and commentary on social media by  using the official NHL hashtag for Trade Deadline Day — #NHLTrade. Those who follow @NHL on Twitter or “like” the NHL on Facebook will be informed of all official trades with pertinent information on the players involved, including their scoring stats, facts and figures, hometown details as well as links to NHL.com’s special 2013 NHL Trade Deadline Day Presented by BlackBerry coverage.

Follow NHL Network on Twitter:
NHL Network: @NHLNetwork
Barry Melrose: @NHLBarryMelrose
Billy Jaffe: @BJaffe
Craig Button: @CraigJButton
EJ Hradek: @EJHradek_NHL
Glenn Schiiler: @GlennSchiiler
Jamie McLennan: @JamieMcLennan29
Kathryn Tappen: @KathrynTappen
Kelly Chase: @ChasenPucks39
Kevin Weekes: @KevinWeekes
Mark Roe: @MarkRoeTV
Mike Johnson: @Mike_P_Johnson
Steve Mears: @MearsyNHL

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