With August now fully in the rear-view mirror, it’s been quite a busy start to September for the San Jose Sharks. The most recent announcement relates to how fans can watch their beloved Sharks throughout the upcoming season as San Jose released its broadcast schedule for 2015-16.
San Jose begins their season where it all began last year, with a national TV appearance on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Sharks will be one of eight teams to kick off the NHL season on Oct. 7.
The San Jose Sharks will play 11 times in front of a national TV audience on NBCSN and they are as follows: Oct. 7 at Los Angeles, Oct. 28 vs. Nashville Predators, Nov. 25 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Dec. 1 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Dec. 22 at Los Angeles, Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Jan. 26 vs. Colorado Avalanche, Feb. 22 at St. Louis Blues, Feb. 24 at Colorado, March 15 vs. Boston Bruins and March 28 vs. Los Angeles.
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All other Sharks games, the remaining 71, will be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet California (CSN California). Once again, Randy Hahn will serve in the lead play-by-play role for Sharks broadcasts on CSN California, and he will be joined for the second year by Jamie Baker as the main color analyst. Nothing against Baker, who was good on the radio side, but nobody will compare with Drew Remenda who is still being missed by San Jose fans everywhere.
On the radio side, 98.5 KFOX will continue to serve as the main radio home for all Sharks broadcasts throughout the Bay Area. Dan Rusanowsky returns for his 25th consecutive season serving as the de facto voice of Sharks hockey. Bret Hedican returns as his color analyst, but he will only be on 50 of the 82 Sharks broadcasts.
Dave Maley, who has filled in at times on Sharks radio broadcasts, will join Rusanowsky throughout the season, along with a variety of Sharks alumni for select games as the organization recognizes their 25th anniversary as a franchise. The list of available stations where fans can tune into the Sharks Radio Network can be found here.
The release of the broadcast schedule means one thing for fans of the San Jose Sharks: hockey is almost back. Sharks fans everywhere should be excited for the upcoming season as San Jose looks to have upgraded their team after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Puck drop can’t come fast enough and now everyone knows where they can tune in to catch every minute of Sharks hockey.