Remenda Returns as Sportsnet Announces Exclusive Oilers Coverage

As we near the start of the 2016-2017 season, Sportsnet has announced where Oilers fans can go to catch all the action this season. 

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What’s this about?

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This season, the Oilers will have all 82 games broadcast on Sportsnet, with 37 national games as well as 45 regional games. Compared to last season, the Oilers will recieve one more nationally broadcast game than last year. 

Returning to the broadcasting booth will be Kevin Quinn calling play-by-play, while Drew Remenda offers his insight as the game analyst. Gene Principe will also return to his throne as game host and ice level reporter, while Louie Debrusk and Mark Spector provide additional commentary during intermissions and breaks. 

Taylor Hall’s return to Edmonton which will be broadcast on Sportsnet West on Thursday, January 12th. 

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Some highlights from this season’s upcoming broadcasts include:

– The Oilers and Jets squaring off in the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on Sunday, Oct. 23 (national broadcast on Sportsnet).

– 15 Hockey Night in Canada matchups, which include back-to-back Saturday matchups against the Calgary Flames. 

– Five Sunday appearances on Rogers Hometown Hockey.

The Oilers season kicks with a back-to-back home and away series against the Calgary Flames on October 12 and 14, while the season wraps up with another back-to-back home and away series against the Vancouver Canucks on April 8 and 9. 

Let’s hope by the end of the season the Oilers will be in a position to push for the playoffs. 

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Here is the full broadcast schedule for the upcoming season: 

October:

· Wednesday, Oct. 12, Calgary @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Friday, Oct. 14, Edmonton @ Calgary, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet 360)

· Sunday, Oct. 16, Buffalo @ Edmonton, 5 p.m. MDT / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Tuesday, Oct. 18, Carolina @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

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· Thursday, Oct. 20, St. Louis @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, Edmonton @ Winnipeg, 1 p.m. MDT / 3 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Wednesday, Oct. 26, Washington @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MDT / 9:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Friday, Oct. 28, Edmonton @ Vancouver, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet 360)

· Sunday, Oct. 30, Ottawa @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

November:

· Tuesday, Nov. 1, Edmonton @ Toronto, 5:30 p.m. MDT / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Thursday, Nov. 3, Edmonton @ N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. MDT / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet 360)

· Saturday, Nov. 5, Edmonton @ N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. MDT / 7 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Sunday, Nov. 6, Edmonton @ Detroit, 3 p.m. MST / 5 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Tuesday, Nov. 8, Edmonton @ Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Friday, Nov. 11, Dallas @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Sunday, Nov. 13, N.Y. Rangers @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MST / 9:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Tuesday, Nov. 15, Edmonton @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Thursday, Nov. 17, Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. MST / 10:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet 360)

· Saturday, Nov. 19, Edmonton @ Dallas, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Monday, Nov. 21, Chicago @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Wednesday, Nov. 23, Edmonton @ Colorado, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Friday, Nov. 25, Edmonton @ Arizona, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Sunday, Nov. 27, Arizona @ Edmonton, 1 p.m. MST / 3 p.m. Et (National – Sportsnet)

· Tuesday, Nov. 29, Toronto @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

December:

· Thursday, Dec. 1, Edmonton @ Winnipeg, 6 p.m. MST / 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Saturday, Dec. 3, Anaheim @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Sunday, Dec. 4, Minnesota @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MST / 9:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet 360)

· Tuesday, Dec. 6, Edmonton @ Buffalo, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, Dec. 8, Edmonton @ Philadelphia, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Friday, Dec. 9, Edmonton @ Minnesota, 6 p.m. MST / 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Sunday, Dec. 11, Winnipeg @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MST / 9:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Tuesday, Dec. 13, Columbus @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, Dec. 17, Tampa Bay @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Monday, Dec. 19, Edmonton @ St. Louis, 6 p.m. MST / 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Wednesday, Dec. 21, Edmonton @ Arizona, 7:30 p.m. MST / 9:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Friday, Dec. 23, Edmonton @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m. MST / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet Oilers)

· Thursday, Dec. 29, Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, Dec. 31, Vancouver @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

January:

· Tuesday, Jan. 3, Edmonton @ Columbus, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, Jan. 5, Edmonton @ Boston, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Saturday, Jan. 7, Edmonton @ New Jersey, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Sunday, Jan. 8, Edmonton @ Ottawa, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Tuesday, Jan. 10, San Jose @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, Jan. 12, New Jersey @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, Jan. 14, Calgary @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Monday, Jan. 16, Arizona @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Wednesday, Jan. 18, Florida @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. MST / 9:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Friday, Jan. 20, Nashville @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, Jan. 21, Edmonton @ Calgary, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Wednesday, Jan. 25, Edmonton @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, Jan. 26, Edmonton @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m. MST / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Tuesday, Jan. 31, Minnesota @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

February:

· Thursday, Feb. 2, Edmonton @ Nashville, 6 p.m. MST / 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Friday, Feb. 3, Edmonton @ Carolina, 5:30 p.m. MST / 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Sunday, Feb. 5, Edmonton @ Montreal, 11 a.m. MST / 1 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Saturday, Feb. 11, Chicago @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Tuesday, Feb. 14, Arizona @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, Feb. 16, Philadelphia @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, Feb. 18, Edmonton @ Chicago, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada)

· Tuesday, Feb. 21, Edmonton @ Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. MST / 7:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Wednesday, Feb. 22, Edmonton @ Florida, 5:30 p.m. MST / 7:30 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet West)

· Friday, Feb. 24, Edmonton @ Washington, 5 p.m. MST / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Sunday, Feb. 26, Edmonton @ Nashville, 3 p.m. MST / 5 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet ONE)

· Tuesday, Feb. 28, Edmonton @ St. Louis, 6 p.m. MST / 8 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

March:

· Saturday, March 4, Detroit @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MST / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Tuesday, March 7, N.Y. Islanders @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Friday, March 10, Pittsburgh @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Sunday, March 12, Montreal @ Edmonton, 5 p.m. MDT / 7 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)

· Tuesday, March 14, Dallas @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, March 16, Boston @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, March 18, Vancouver @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Monday, March 20, Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Wednesday, March 22, Edmonton @ Anaheim, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, March 23, Edmonton @ Colorado, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, March 25, Colorado @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Tuesday, March 28, Los Angeles @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, March 30, San Jose @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

April:

· Saturday, April 1, Anaheim @ Edmonton, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Tuesday, April 4, Edmonton @ Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. MDT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Thursday, April 6, Edmonton @ San Jose, 8:30 p.m. MDT / 10:30 p.m. ET (Regional – Sportsnet West)

· Saturday, April 8, Edmonton @ Vancouver, 8 p.m. MDT / 10 p.m. ET (National – Hockey Night in Canada)

· Sunday, April 9, Vancouver @ Edmonton, 7 p.m. MDT / 9 p.m. ET (National – Sportsnet)


WATER FIGHT FOR THE ICCP

ICCP 

Our friends at the Inner City Children’s Program will be hosting a family friendly water fight in an effort to raise money to help them provide for youth at risk. 

When? Saturday, September 17, 2016

What time? Gates and Registration at 12:00 pm — Fight Time at 2:00 pm

Where? NAIT Soccer Field (Kingsway Avenue) – Rain or Shine

Tickets:  

  • $10/person for a wristband and water access 
  • $25/person for a “Premium Fight Package” which will include fight supplies such as water balloons, a bucket and other swag TBD 
  • $225/group of 10 “Premium Fight Packages” 
  • $15/person at the door

All proceeds go to support the ICCP, who have provided programs to Edmonton’s inner city children since 1995. Get your tickets to the big water fight here.


  • Borbs

    Let’s hope Remenda remembers to stay impartial. Even visitor broadcasts shouldn’t bash the home team as much as that clown does. And something else to remember, all San Jose games should be watched with Jack and Bob’s radio call. Drew hasn’t been able to cut ties with the Sharks, judging by the way he gushes over them every time the Oil play them. Almost makes me miss Mark Lee. Well, o.k., maybe not! lol!

    A sidenote to this: cheering for the Oilers was especially tough in Hinton during the 90’s. Al Nagy was by far the worst play-by-play guy there ever was. Local radio only picked up one game a week. So you either toughed it out with Al, or watched on mute!

  • socaldave

    F***ing Drew “I have a sharks tattoo on my bald white arse” f***ing Remenda??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He is, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, the WORST colourman this side of the f***ing universe!

    And if you DARE rip on Gene, you’re just a terrible person who probably pinches babies and kicks puppies. GENE PRINCIPE IS A NATIONAL GOD DAMN TREASURE.

    And while I’m at it, BOOOOOOOOOOO BAGGEDMILK

  • Shameless Plugger

    Really? Another season of San Jose Drew? I guess I’ll be watching most games on mute this year. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he’s brutal at colour commentary.

  • Remenda was used to calling games for an actual NHL team, for him to go to a 28th-30th place team, I didn’t expect anything other than the honest truth.

    DeBrusk was a little too positive. He tried so put a spit-shine on a stinker. Which, I don’t mind in small doses but not after every play.

    On the plus side, it allowed a fanbase to be hopeful through the rebuild despite it’s issues. We’d been calling for heads if there was a broadcast team that pointed out the flaws of the team. It’s why we tolerated a team that had major holes in every position.

    DeBrusk also has a face that belongs in front of the camera and not behind it. I really like where he is on the broadcasts, and this format allows him to dig a bit deeper than to make a quick quip that’s expected from the colour commentator.

    Remenda is a realist, and on a team where there are too many yes-men leading to incompetence I value this differing viewpoint.

      • Remenda calls it like is, if the Oilers played better, his comments would be less grating.

        I for one welcome a frank and honest assessment of the team.

        I mean, haven’t you noticed that Nicholson was brought in around the time Remenda started? And then Chiarelli and then McLellan?

        That’s the REMENDA EFFECT™

          • You really, really don’t want to get on Remenda’s bad side, and posts like yours will do exactly that.

            As a former NHL Assistant Coach, he views things from a structural and tactical perspective.

            Remenda’s balanced approach to critiquing as well as praising what he sees on the ice was a cornerstone of the Comcast Sharks broadcast, widely praised as being one of the best in the NHL.

            All that said, one must be careful about what they say about Drew, word is that he cursed the Sharks after they fired him so that they suffer a heartbreaking defeat in every post-season.

            That’s what we call: REMENDAMNATION™

          • I am Batman

            Got it, you were born that way.

            There are special schools where they can teach stuff to kids like you.

            Pick up Remenda on your way there, maybe they have couple’s deal.

          • Don’t make me get all REMENDASTARDLY™ on you.

            As former host of The Drew Remenda Sports Show in Regina and Saskatoon, Drew Remenda has the broadcast chops to make you wet your pants, in a good way. His experience as a video coordinator for Hockey Canada is allows him to break down plays in sizzling style.

      • BornInAGretzkyJersey

        Strombo wasn’t being properly utilized by management.

        He was brought on board in a (failed) attempt to capture a younger audience. I laughed when I read that they asked him to ditch the skinny suits and he refused. Yes, they look ridiculous; but good on him for sticking to his guns and being his genuine self.

        The senior editors didn’t allow him to work to his strengths, specifically the in-depth interview. He’s great at getting people to relax, and not think about sound bytes and to just respond. Check out some of his interviews on his old show, “The Hour.”

        What they should have done was produced interviews for pre-game and intermissions where he had a chance to really dig into player’s lives and opinions. That’s where he would have been most successful as a hockey broadcaster. He’s definitely passionate about the game; yet he’s not the right choice as host, especially when the venerable Ron McLean is available.

        • Serious Gord

          In the dictionary you will find “doofus hipster” and the image of strombolopolous. He was/is part of the Cbc Toronto mafia and a friend of Bob mcown and others at sportsnet and he was put on HNIC more for those connections than his skills.

          What sportsnet missed is that pre and post game shows are for the harder core fans and like all hard core sports fans they crave knowledge of and reverence for the game and its history. Strombo lacked both.

  • OilersGM

    No disrespect to Kevin Quinn or Drew Remenda but I wish they were replaced by Jack Michaels and Louie DeBrusk….
    Michaels game calling is so much more exciting….

  • BornInAGretzkyJersey

    Glad I’m not alone in my vehement disdain for Remenda. That guy is just uckfingey rutalbay.

    Part of my dislike stems from how I perceive his lack of validity in making commentary; what’s his background? Low level coaching and assistant with the Sharks for a few years? DeBrusk has him beat in spades where experience is concerned. Yes LD was a bit optimistic about the Oilers but you’d expect that from the hometown broadcast crew. When he rips a player it cuts deep, and always for good reason. The way Remenda gushes about the Sharks makes me want to vomit. Similarly when he ‘counsels’ the correct play as an alternative. I literally can’t take anything he says about the Oilers seriously. And I doubt the players really respect the guy, he’s just not plugged in the way Spector and DeBrusk, hell… even Principe for that matter, seem to be.

    I prefer to use my home theatre receiver to play the audio coverage from 630 CHED while I watch the game whenever possible.

  • DN

    Drew is terrible. Drew with Kevin are terrible.

    I noticed that when Bob Cole was doing the play by play there was no colour commentary. When play had stopped then the colour guy would add some insight about the game being played.

    I am very disappointed but cudos for having an article on Oilers Nation about this issue.

  • BornInAGretzkyJersey

    Personally, I miss the old TSN coverage by James Duthie, Bob Mackenzie and Ray Ferraro. Those guys have absolutely perfected the art of hockey broadcasting. Witty, irreverent and insightful commentary that’s as fun to hear as it is to watch being delivered.

  • Serious Gord

    While I’m sure mr Remenda tries to do a good job, I find him to be both irritating and not very informative.

    I wish SN had tried harder to find a Color guy…

  • fisherprice

    I generally hate overtly homer commentators. That said, the Oilers seem to be the only team in the league that has a homer for another team calling their games. Brutal. Another year of me muting the sound and listening to music through the games.

  • Petrolero

    “Let’s hope by the end of the season the Oilers will be in a position to push for the playoffs”

    NOOO!!! Let’s hope by the end of the season the Oilers will be IN the playoffs. What good is it if they are in a position to push if the season is over?

  • I am Batman

    One more reason to watch the games in mute. Drew Remenda sucks the big one. Who likes him?

    The Shames have a brutal telecast too but none of theirs is as bad as stupid Remenda. I still remember when McDavid got hurt how he wimped and cried in tv: no need to caption our angst and sadness you stupid idiot.

    Eberle and Remenda for a pick and a prospect! Do it Chia!

  • Señor Frijoles

    While I also find Remenda hard to listen to, I always wonder why Quinn seems to get a free ride from commenters on here – he’s insanely annoying to me.

    • notarealdoctor

      The problem with Quinn is he doesn’t seem to like actually calling the game. Instead of telling us who’s doing what out there, he’s reciting irrelevant statistics. If he’d just shut up about shots on goal and call the game, he’d be fine.