THE STARS ALIGN IN MINNESOTA
ON NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND
FEATURING A DISCUSSION ON THE CBA, YOUNG STARS,
SUPERSKILLS & THE GAME ITSELF - FEB. 7 & 8 IN HDTV
Hockeys biggest stars gather for the NHLs 54th
All-Star game at the XCel Energy Centre in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, Feb. 7 and
Sunday, Feb. 8 and CBCs Hockey Night in Canada has wall-to-wall coverage of all the
events in High Definition Television on Bell Express Vu, Shaw Cablesystems, Starchoice,
Rogers Cable and Videotron.
Saturday, Feb. 7
Ron MacLean hosts a special All-Star Saturday Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET and
moderates a discussion - Power Play 2004. The debate focuses around the Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Joining the discussion will be prominent members from the NHL
and the NHLPA; player agents Mike Gillis and J.P. Barry; and Rodney Fort, an
economist, from the Washington State University.
At 8 p.m. ET, it's the Young Stars Game featuring the next wave of NHL talent, including
Montreals Michael Ryder, Calgary's Matt Lombardi and Edmontons Raffi Torres
playing in the fast-paced, wide-open four-on-four affair. Chris Cuthbert, Greg Millen and
Glenn Healy call the action.
At 9 p.m. ET, It's the always-entertaining NHL Super Skills Competition featuring the
fastest shot and skater to the most accurate shooter and best goaltender. Cuthbert, Millen
and Healy, along with on-ice reporters Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake.
At 11 p.m. ET, A special encore presentation of the Mega Stars Game from Commonwealth
Stadium in Edmonton featuring such legendary stars as Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton
Oilers taking on Guy Lafleur and the Montreal Canadiens, presented in HDTV.
Sunday, Feb. 8:
Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada is on site for the 54th NHL All-Star
game live from St. Paul, Minnesota. Ron MacLean hosts the telecast and Bob Cole calls the
action alongside analysts Harry Neale and Scotty Bowman for the annual matchup between the
stars from the Eastern and Western Conferences.
MacLean goes one-on-one with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, in the first intermission on
the issues facing the game today.
The Satellite Hot Stove in the second intermission features MacLean and guests discussing
the latest rumours from around the NHL. As well, a live performance by Canadas own
Bare Naked Ladies.