The Edmonton Oilers Have More U.S National TV Games Than The Cup Champions Next Season

Published August 31, 2023 at 12:49

The Edmonton Oilers are poised for the spotlight in the United States with an impressive 18 nationally broadcasted games next year. American fans will have ample chances to witness the brilliance of stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, along with the rest of the team's standouts.

Leading the Way

The Oilers top the league's broadcast schedule, outpacing the Colorado Avalanche's 17 games. The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils follow with 16 each, while teams like the Vegas Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres hit 15 games.

Canadian Standout

In the Canadian landscape, the Oilers hold a substantial edge, with 18 U.S. national broadcasts, leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs at 11. The Vancouver Canucks have two, while the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, and Ottawa Senators won't feature south of the border.

ESPN and TNT Highlights

ESPN's lineup includes seven Oilers games, featuring intriguing matchups like Connor McDavid versus Connor Bedard. Meanwhile, TNT highlights four games, showcasing McDavid against rivals like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin.

A Notable Boost

The expanded coverage marks a significant moment for Oilers fans, who've long desired a larger platform. While the NHL could have done more to promote the team and its stars, this season offers a promising boost in exposure, offering players the recognition they deserve on a grand scale.
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The Edmonton Oilers Have More U.S National TV Games Than The Cup Champions Next Season

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