2008 NHL All-Star Weekend Comes to Atlanta, January 26-27

The
Atlanta Thrashers and the city of

Atlanta
will host the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend, January 26-27. The centerpiece of the
mid-season spectacular will be the 56th NHL All Star Game, which will be held
on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Philips Arena in downtown

Atlanta and will feature the best players in
the National Hockey League.

The 2008
NHL All-Star Weekend also will feature a variety of entertainment,
hockey-themed grassroots events and charitable activities throughout the city
of

Atlanta.
Details on other All-Star Weekend events will be released at a later date.

Among the
All-Star events:

Saturday,
Jan. 26
NHL
SuperSkills

Philips
Arena (

One Philips Drive,

Atlanta,
Georgia
30303)

The NHL
All-Stars show off their skating, puck-handling and shooting skills in the
Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event. VERSUS will provide live national coverage of the
event in the

United States.
CBC and RDS will broadcast the event live in

Canada.

Sunday,
Jan. 27
NHL
All-Star Game

Philips
Arena (

One Philips Drive,

Atlanta,
Georgia
30303)

The 56th
NHL All-Star Game pits the League’s best players against one another in an
East-versus-West format. The All-Star Game will be televised live on VERSUS in
the
United States and CBC
and RDS in

Canada.

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