The NHL announced its national television schedules for the 2010-11 season on Wednesday and, as usual, there will be no shortage of hockey on Canadian TV.
Hockey Night In Canada has an 87-game lineup, including two pre-season match-ups and 29 all-Canadian tilts.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans can rest easily, knowing their team will be on almost every Saturday night -- in Ontariio, at least, and probably nationally. The only two Leaf-free Saturday nights are Oct. 16 and Jan. 8, because those are the only two Saturdays the Leafs don't play.
TSN and TSN2 will combine for 124 games: 76 on the main network and 48 on TSN2. For its big investment, TSN will have 70 games featuring Canadian teams. It will also air 10 doubleheaders.
The NHL Network is offering 31 games, including the Boston-Phoenix game from Prague on Oct. 10.
South of the border, Versus released its 78-game schedule -- 13 more than it aired last year.