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Wall-to-wall TV coverage for All-Star Weekend
NHL.COM ^ | 1/24/12 | By Adam Kimelman

Posted on 01/26/2012 9:27:12 AM PST by airborne

Hockey fans won't have to move far from their television to catch all the happenings during All-Star Weekend in Ottawa.

A four-day hockey extravaganza starts Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network with NHL Live: At the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend. The two-hour show will feature a number of this year's All-Stars as well as other key personalities from around the hockey world.

That leads into the NHL Network's hour-long 2012 NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft preview show at 7 p.m., where the Network's cast of analysts will make their selections before Team Chara and Team Alfredsson make the official ones.

At 8 p.m., the players will be front and center for the 2012 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Daniel Alfredsson and his assistant, Henrik Lundqvist, will put their selection skills to the test against Zdeno Chara and his assistant, Joffrey Lupul. Who will be the first player picked? Who will be the last? Will teammates be separated? Will brothers? Watch the drama unfold on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN in Canada.

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On Sunday, the stars will light up Ottawa when they take the ice for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (4 p.m., NBCSP, CBC). The NHL Network's pregame show starts at 1 p.m. Immediately following the game, NHL Tonight will have a recap of the game and analyze all the happenings from the NHL's mid-season extravaganza.

(Excerpt) Read more at nhl.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: allstargame; hockey; nhl
NHL Network broadcast coverage in Ottawa is as follows (all times Eastern):

Thursday, January 26

5-7 p.m. Cisco NHL Live at NHL All-Star Weekend featuring NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman during the second hour live from Scotiabank Fan Fair™

7-8 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Pre-Show

9:30-11 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Edition)

Midnight 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)

Friday, January 27

3-6 p.m. NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate Insurance

6-7 p.m. NHL Tonight (NHL All-Star Media Day Recap)

7-8:30 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)

8:30-10 p.m. 2012 NHL Player All-Star Fantasy Draft (re-air)

Saturday, January 28

4-7 p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Pre-Show

9-10 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Recap)

11p.m. – 1a.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)

Sunday, January 29

10a.m.-12p.m. 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition (re-air in U.S. only)

1-4 p.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Pre-Game Show

7-8 p.m. NHL Tonight (2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game Edition)

11p.m.-1a.m. 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (re-air in U.S. only)

1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:27:13 AM PST by airborne
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To: airborne; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

2 posted on 01/26/2012 9:28:17 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills competition set

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=612835


2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition format, scoring & rules

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=76951


All-Star collection of talent set for selection in 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft

(2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft™ Format)

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=613728


3 posted on 01/26/2012 9:34:52 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Just wondering if there will be coverage of the suntan competition among the players who bugged out to the Bahamas?


4 posted on 01/26/2012 11:45:48 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

I watched the skills competition for the first time last year, IMHO that is much more fun to watch than the actual game.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 11:48:30 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: airborne

The All-Star game is a poor representation of a true hockey game. The NHL should try an outdoor All-Star game just once to see if ratings are enhanced or if interest among the die-hards is elevated. Otherwise, the Olympics are more interesting than this one event.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
I would love to see an outdoor All Star game!

The Commissioner seems to think keeping the number of outdoor games to a minimum makes it more of a draw for spectators who aren't regular fans.

I strongly disagree. But I disagree with Bettman on many things.

7 posted on 01/26/2012 1:06:44 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
The Winter Classic looks like it is an annual event that is here to stay. I wouldn't go that route with an outdoor All-Star Game but as a one-time special occasion, I think it could work. It would showcase the game's stars, too. Promote the heck out of it for more than a year if needed. My guess is the NHL wouldn't want the extra workload for an “exhibition” but they had a pre-season outdoor game in Las Vegas a few years back. The All-Star Game isn't competitive, the Winter Classic charm would add to the ASG weekend.
8 posted on 01/26/2012 1:24:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: airborne

Yawn. Much like the star-player on my beloved Caps... I think I’ll be sitting this one out. They really haven’t done anything to spice up these games in a looooong time. The last time I actually felt a “holy-s**t!” moment about an All Star Game was when Owen Nolan called his shot during the game. They need to do something to let the players really showcase their skills... and the “skills” competition certainly isn’t it...


9 posted on 01/26/2012 1:39:48 PM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hope eventually they hold the Winter Classic in a large college stadium.

Maybe somewhere in Michigan or Minnesota.

Put it where they can seat 100,000 fans! Wouldn’t that be awesome!?!


10 posted on 01/26/2012 2:51:08 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

I want to see who gets picked last. Last year Phil Kessel was genuinely pissed about it. I hope Chara picks Thomas first, he’s the man.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by Varda
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To: Varda

Thomas picked second and they bring up him not going to see Obummer.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 5:40:00 PM PST by Varda
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To: airborne; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...

TEAM CHARA
Zdeno Chara (C), D, Boston
Joffrey Lupul (A), RW, Toronto

TEAM ALFREDSSON
Daniel Alfredsson* (C), RW, Ottawa
Henrik Lundqvist (A), G, NY Rangers

Draft Selections (order to be determined by puck flip):

ROUND 1

Team Chara: Pavel Datsyuk, C, Detroit
Team Alfredsson: Erik Karlsson*, D, Ottawa

ROUND 2

Team Chara: Tim Thomas*, G, Boston
Team Alfredsson: Jason Spezza*, C, Ottawa

ROUND 3

Team Chara: Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh
Team Alfredsson: Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles

ROUND 4

Team Chara: Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago
Team Alfredsson: Claude Giroux, C, Philadelphia

ROUND 5

Team Chara: Kimmo Timonen, D, Philadelphia
Team Alfredsson: Kris Letang^, D, Pittsburgh

ROUND 6

Team Chara: Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim
Team Alfredsson: Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay

ROUND 7

Team Chara:Carey Price, G, Montreal
Team Alfredsson: Brian Elliott, G, St. Louis

ROUND 8

Team Chara: Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto
Team Alfredsson: Shea Weber, D, Nashville

ROUND 9

Team Chara: Ryan Suter, D, Nashville
Team Alfredsson: Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver

ROUND 10

Team Chara: Jimmy Howard, G, Detroit
Team Alfredsson: Dan Girardi, D, NY Rangers

ROUND 11

Team Chara: Brian Campbell, D, Florida
Team Alfredsson: Keith Yandle, D, Phoenix

ROUND 12

Team Chara: Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago
Team Alfredsson: Milan Michalek*, LW, Ottawa

ROUND 13

Team Chara: Dion Phaneuf*, D, Toronto
Team Alfredsson: Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver

ROUND 14

Team Chara: Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary
Team Alfredsson: James Neal^, LW, Pittsburgh

ROUND 15

Team Chara: Dennis Wideman, D, Washington
Team Alfredsson: Alexander Edler, D, Vancouver

ROUND 16

Team Chara: Marian Gaborik, RW, NY Rangers
Team Alfredsson: John Tavares, C, NY Islanders

ROUND 17

Team Chara: Jordan Eberle^, RW, Edmonton
Team Alfredsson: Scott Hartnell^, LW, Philadelphia

ROUND 18

Team Chara: Tyler Seguin, C, Boston
Team Alfredsson: Jason Pominville, RW, Buffalo

ROUND 19

Team Chara: Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas
Team Alfredsson: Logan Couture, C, San Jose

TEAM ALFREDSSON ROOKIES
Sean Couturier, C, Philadelphia
Justin Faulk, D, Carolina
Carl Hagelin^, LW, NY Rangers
Nick Johnson^, RW, Minnesota
Matt Read, RW, Philadelphia
Craig Smith, C, Nashville

TEAM CHARA ROOKIES
Luke Adam, C, Buffalo
Raphael Diaz^, D, Montreal
Colin Greening, LW, Ottawa
Cody Hodgson, C, Vancouver
Ryan Johansen, C, Columbus
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Colorado


13 posted on 01/26/2012 6:45:10 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Varda

Chara has good taste; he picked the best hockey team player in the game today as his #1 choice.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:46 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: airborne

Couture: most underrated. Great two-way forward, but in ASG, defense doesn’t matter much.

P.S. - no Devils in sight, when’s the last time that happened? Prob. when they were still the Rockies.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 7:20:00 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: airborne

Gaborik in round 19?

Really?


16 posted on 01/26/2012 7:57:55 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: rfp1234

Alfredsson picked several of his Ottawa buddies instead of picking according to talent.

I suspect Chara did the same. Still, both are pretty good teams! ;^)


17 posted on 01/27/2012 3:46:17 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
I'm pissed.

I don't have satellite or cable. But I do have NHL Gamecenter thru my ROKU. So I've paid $160 directly to the NHL and they're not showing any of the ASG material on NHL Gamecenter. What kind of crap is that!?!?

18 posted on 01/27/2012 5:25:06 AM PST by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I mean round 16. But really? Gaborik is having a great year.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 11:15:56 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: airborne

Chara hits 108.8!!!! Blows away the old record.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 6:26:58 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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He’s using a new stick. Look for sales to go through the roof!


21 posted on 01/28/2012 7:53:58 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Great to see Jamie Benn win the Accuracy Competition, this guy is going to be a superstar, hopefully, he will stay in Dallas for his entire career.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 8:27:47 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“I mean round 16. But really? Gaborik is having a great year.”

Just want to go on record here saying that Gaborik in round 16? Wo was the MVP today?

I want to thank the academy for the award.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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