It's disappointing that the situation with Canadian feeds is no better this season. Not only are there very few HD feeds but there's also a shortage of dual SD feeds. My suspicions that TSN and LeafsTV feeds would only be used as a last resort appears to be coming to pass. The Leafs play the Penguins and Islanders this week and there are no dual feeds.
For Saturday there's only one early HNIC game and it's on the NHL Network, although whether or not they'll pick up the intermission features remains to be seen. Then, the late game, at least so far isn't on the schedule at all. I'm not too worried about this....yet.
I don't think any of us should be surprised by this, but it is disappointing.
TSN is the one that baffles me. I can absolutely understand them not going to the trouble to carry regional LeafsTV streams (given that it shows a very limited number of games) or even regional TSN-JETS feeds, but games on TSN's national feed in Canada seem like a no brainer.
I'm sure NHL Network will show the full HNIC show - they always have in the past. And as you said, the late game will likely appear on Ch 769 which is still an empty spot in the schedule.