Leafs Nation Rejoice: Sportsnet 590 The FAN Adds 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Games to Broadcast Schedule

Sportsnet 590 The Fan to broadcast 24 regular season Toronto Maple Leafs games in 2013, kicks off with home opener vs. Buffalo, Jan. 21

Gord Stellick & Ric Nattress to host Leafs Nation Pre-Game and Post-Game each weekday broadcast, two-hour special every Saturday Leafs game

Extensive Leafs coverage all season delivered by the industry’s leading insiders

Brady and Lang in the Morning giving away Leafs tickets all season

TORONTO (January 18, 2013) – The undisputed authority for Leafs listeners everywhere, Sportsnet 590 The FAN today announced it will add 24 Toronto Maple Leafs regular season games to its broadcast schedule, beginning with the home opener on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. ET vs. the Buffalo Sabres.

Coverage of each Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Leafs weekday broadcast will begin 30-minutes prior to puck drop*, as former Leafs GM Gord Stellick and Ex-NHL Defenceman Ric Nattress host Leafs Nation Pre-Game, with a two-hour edition of the show also airing every Saturday Leafs game beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The duo will then return for Leafs Nation Post-Game, the most in-depth and comprehensive Leafs wrap-up show on on-air today. In game, veteran voice of the Maple Leafs Joe Bowen returns as play-by-play man joined by former goalie Jim Ralph, and Sportnet’s Dan Dunleavy rounding out the team.

Already the go-to radio station for Leafs fans, Sportsnet 590 The FAN has expanded its extensive Leafs coverage throughout the season featuring the latest news, analysis, player interviews and everything in between from some of the game’s most experienced, connected and outspoken insiders, including: HOCKEY CENTRAL’s Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean and Scott Morrison, reporter David Alter and former NHLers Denis Potvin Marty McSorley.

Highlights of Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Toronto Maple Leafs season coverage includes:

  • Leafs Nation Pre-Game – A two-hour special edition from 5 – 7 p.m. ET every Saturday Leafs game hosted by Gord Stellick and Ric Nattress. Takes fans deep into the Leafs locker room and around the league with in-depth interviews, experts analysts, player profiles and more
  • Brady and Lang in the Morning – Every weekday morning throughout the season starting Tuesday, Jan. 15, hosts Greg Brady and Jim Lang will be giving away tickets to an upcoming Leafs game. Tune in beginning at 7 a.m. ET for a chance to win
  • HOCKEY CENTRAL @ NOONJoin host Daren Millard and hockey experts Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean and Scott Morrison every weekday at Noon for the highest rated hockey show covering the latest Leafs and NHL news
  • Tune-in daily to Sportsnet 590 The FAN as reporter David Alter provides fans with all-access coverage to Leafs practices, new conferences and off-ice moves


Sportsnet 590 The FAN 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs Broadcast Schedule

* For 7 p.m. weekday starts, pre-game show will be available online only


  • Monday, January 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, January 29, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, January 31, Washington @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET


  • Monday, February 4, Carolina @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, February 5, Toronto @ Washington, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, February 9, Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, February 11, Philadelphia @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, February 16, Ottawa @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, February 18, Toronto @ Florida, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, February 21, Buffalo @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, February 23, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, February 28, Toronto @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m. ET


  • Monday, March 4, New Jersey @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 7, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 12, Toronto @ Winnipeg, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 16, Winnipeg @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 21, Toronto @ Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET
  • Monday, March 25, Toronto @ Boston, 7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 26, Florida @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 30, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET


  • Monday, April 8, NY Rangers @ Toronto, 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 10, Toronto @ NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, April 20, Toronto @ Ottawa, 7 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 24, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. ET


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