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NHL Network Canada Offers Free Preview With 2012 All-Star Coverage

Unprecedented On-Site Programming; Coverage From Ottawa Begins Jan. 26

Tuesday, 01.24.2012 / 11:42 AM / NHL Network

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NHL Network Canada Offers Free Preview With 2012 All-Star Coverage
Live on-site coverage from NHL Network of all the festivities surrounding the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa begins on Thursday, Jan. 26, delivering 16.5 hours of live coverage -- a 50 percent increase over last year.

The NHL Network team in Ottawa includes NHL Tonight host Kathryn Tappen, NHL On the Fly host Brian Duff, noted NHL analyst Barry Melrose, former NHL players Jeremy Roenick, Kevin Weekes, and Mike Johnson, analyst EJ Hradek and reporter Heidi Androl.

Joining the NHL Network team as special guest is the online sensation Joey The Junior Reporter of Blackhawks TV. The 6-year old Illinois native will bring his sharp interviewing skills to Ottawa, where he will ask the "hard-hitting" questions with the NHL’s biggest stars. For a look at Joey in action interviewing members of the Chicago Blackhawks, click here.

NHL Network will broadcast live from the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27, with roving talent filing remote reports from the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft and the NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate. The NHL Network set moves to Scotiabank Place arena on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29. (Not available in all areas.)

A free preview of NHL Network will be available on 25 participating systems throughout Canada, including Bell TV, Rogers, Shaw and Shaw Direct, from Jan. 23 through Feb. 3.

NHL Network exclusive content also will be available on NHL.com to keep fans appraised of all the activity in Ottawa around 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend. For the latest NHL All-Star news, visit NHL.com and its dedicated microsite for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, NHL.com/allstar.

    NHL Network live broadcast coverage in Ottawa is as follows (all times Eastern):

Thursday, January 26
5-7 p.m.    Cisco NHL LIVE
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)

Friday, January 27
3-6 p.m.    NHL All-Star Media Day Presented By Allstate
6-7 p.m.    NHL Tonight (NHL All-Star Weekend Special)

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)

Sunday, January 29
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)

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