NHL Network will continue to provide ‘round-the-clock hockey programming during the 2003-04 season, offering viewers complete and in-depth hockey coverage with news, information, live look-ins to games in progress and extended highlights from the National Hockey League.
NHL On The Fly
NHL On The Fly, the network’s signature show, will return to the airwaves at the start of the 2003-04 NHL® season with hosts Dan Pollard and Todd Lewis. Airing live Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET and on weekends at 7 p.m. ET, NHL On The Fly features live look-ins to NHL games in progress, breaking news, highlights, interviews, pre- and post-game reports, team press conferences and expert analysis from hockey veterans such as Gary Green, Neil Smith and Dave Reid.
Molson That’s Hockey and Molson That’s Hockey 2
Molson That’s Hockey and Molson That’s Hockey 2 hit the air on NHL Network again at the start of the 2003-04 hockey season. Molson That’s Hockey, a 30-minute panel show with host Gino Reda, airs weekdays at 7 p.m. ET and tackles the day’s most pressing and topical hockey issues. Molson That’s Hockey 2, a 30-minute program airing at 1:30 a.m. ET, delivers a final round-up of the night’s action from around the NHL. Hosts Dan Pollard and Todd Lewis are joined by analysts Gary Green, Neil Smith and Dave Reid.
Canada Day Special
On July 1 (Canada Day), NHL Network celebrates “Canada’s Best” hockey moments in 2002-03 with the following lineup: Team Canada’s semifinal and final victories at the 2003 World Hockey Championships, the 2003 CIS Men’s Hockey Final between Université du Québec à Trois Rivières and St. Francis Xavier University, Team Canada highlights from the 2002-03 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Haley Wickenheiser’s first game as a member of the Kirkkonummen Salamat of the Finnish Hockey Federation’s second division, and highlights showcasing Canada’s 2002 men’s and women’s gold medal victories from the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
The Canadian Report
On Sundays at 7 p.m. ET during the NHL season, NHL Network will present a 30-minute week-in-review show that highlights Canada’s six NHL teams. The NHL On The Fly panel of experts will provide special features, insight and analysis on each Canadian team’s performance.
Theme Weeks – Canadian Teams
NHL Network will dedicate a week of programming to all six of Canada’s NHL teams this summer, with Calgary Flames Week from July 7-13, Edmonton Oilers Week from July 21-27, Montreal Canadiens Week from August 4-10, Ottawa Senators Week from August 18-24, Toronto Maple Leafs Week from September 1-7 and Vancouver Canucks Week from September 15-21. Each week, NHL Network will showcase one of the featured team’s best Stanley Cup® playoff series during a special Stanley Cup Classics segment, airing all games in the series over consecutive days. Each week will kick off with a one hour “2002-03 Year In Review” show for that specific team. Additional programs such as Ice Level, Leaders of the Game, Defining Moments and NHL All-Access will take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the team’s most instrumental players and milestones.
Theme Weeks – Priceless NHL Moments
NHL Network will highlight some of the NHL’s all-time greatest games during special theme weeks in June, July, August and September: Comeback Week (June 23-29), All-Star Week (July 14-20), Milestone Week (July 28-August 3), Homecoming Week (August 11-17), Farewell Week (August 25-31), and Rivalry Week (September 8-14). In addition, the entire 2003 Stanley Cup Conference Finals series and the Stanley Cup Final series will be televised from September 22 to October 5.
NHL Network will also continue to televise international hockey, amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs. Regular series include shows such as Hockey Academy, an instructional program providing high-performance techniques and information for hockey players at all stages looking to take their game to the next level; Leaders of the Game, a behind-the-scenes show featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with the NHL’s most influential people including coaches, general managers, owners and agents; Defining Moments, an 18-episode series focusing on 18 crucial moments in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; and Ice Level, a one-on-one interview show profiling a different NHL star each episode.