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Nov 10, 2006, 5:28 PM EST


Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo; Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa; Patrice Bergeron, Boston; Daniel Briere, Buffalo; Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina; Erik Cole, Carolina; Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh; Chris Drury, Buffalo; Patrik Elias, New Jersey; Peter Forsberg, Philadelphia; Simon Gagne, Philadelphia; Brian Gionta, New Jersey; Scott Gomez, New Jersey; Dany Heatley, Ottawa; Marian Hossa, Atlanta.

Jaromir Jagr, N.Y. Rangers; Olli Jokinen, Florida; Saku Koivu, Montreal; Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta; Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay; Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh; Michael Nylander, N.Y. Rangers Alex Ovechkin, Washington; Brad Richards, Tampa Bay; Miroslav Satan, N.Y. Islanders; Brendan Shanahan, N.Y. Rangers; Jason Spezza, Ottawa; Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay; Eric Staal, Carolina; Mats Sundin, Toronto.

Jay Bouwmeester, Florida; Dan Boyle, Tampa Bay; Brian Campbell, Buffalo; Zdeno Chara, Boston; Tomas Kaberle, Toronto; Bryan McCabe, Toronto; Chris Phillips, Ottawa; Brian Rafalski, New Jersey; Wade Redden, Ottawa; Sheldon Souray, Montreal; Henrik Tallinder, Buffalo; Alexei Zhitnik, N.Y. Islanders.

Martin Brodeur, New Jersey; Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh; Olaf Kolzig, Washington; Kari Lehtonen, Atlanta; Henrik Lundqvist, N.Y. Rangers; Ryan Miller, Buffalo; Andrew Raycroft, Toronto; Cam Ward, Carolina.

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Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose; Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit; Pavol Demitra, Minnesota; Shane Doan, Phoenix; Marian Gaborik, Minnesota; Martin Havlat, Chicago; Milan Hejduk, Colorado; Ales Hemsky, Edmonton; Jarome Iginla, Calgary; Paul Kariya, Nashville; Patrick Marleau, San Jose; Andy McDonald, Anaheim; Mike Modano, Dallas; Brenden Morrow, Dallas; Ladislav Nagy, Phoenix.

Rick Nash, Columbus; Markus Naslund, Vancouver; Brian Rolston, Minnesota; Joe Sakic, Colorado; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver; Henrik Sedin, Vancouver; Teemu Selanne, Anaheim; Ryan Smyth, Edmonton; Steve Sullivan, Nashville; Petr Sykora, Edmonton; Joe Thornton, San Jose; Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis; Doug Weight, St. Louis; Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit; Nikolai Zherdev, Columbus.

Rob Blake, Los Angeles; Scott Hannan, San Jose; Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit; John-Michael Liles, Colorado; Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim; Mattias Ohlund, Vancouver; Dion Phaneuf, Calgary; Chris Pronger, Anaheim; Robyn Regehr, Calgary; Mathieu Schneider, Detroit; Lubomir Visnovsky, Los Angeles; Sergei Zubov, Dallas.

Manny Fernandez, Minnesota; J.S. Giguere, Anaheim; Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago; Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary; Roberto Luongo, Vancouver; Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton; Marty Turco, Dallas; Tomas Vokoun, Nashville.
 

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Do you know where the site to vote on is? I can't seem to find it anywhere on NHL.com. :dunno:
 

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Do you know where the site to vote on is? I can't seem to find it anywhere on NHL.com. :dunno:
Here's what I found out.. The voting starts on November 15, 2006 and runs until January 02, 2007.

New faces abound on slate for COLD-fX / NHL All-Star fan balloting, Presented by 2K SportsNHL.com Nov 10, 2006, 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK -- Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins are among 37 players whose names will be appearing for the first time in the COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports, which opens Nov. 15.

Ovechkin, the 2005-06 Calder Trophy winner, is joined by Calder runners-up Crosby and Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames on the 100-player ballot. Reflecting the phenomenal success enjoyed by many young NHL players who have dominated recent headlines, the ballot also includes 2005-06 Stanley Cup heroes Eric Staal and Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes, 2005-06 NHL goal-scoring leader Jonathan Cheechoo of the San Jose Sharks, 2003-04 goal-scoring co-leader Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets and 2006-07 rookie phenom Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For the first time ever, the NHL-All Star Fan Balloting process will be entirely digital. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, fans around the world can "CLICK TO VOTE" for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at NHL.com and through Bell Canada cell phones.

The 2006-07 season marks the 19th year in which fans will determine the starting lineups for the NHL All-Star Game. Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for "write-in" votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups. Each of the 30 NHL Clubs has at least two representatives on the ballot.

COLD-fX, the Official Immune Enhancer of the NHL and NHLPA, is the Title Sponsor and 2K Sports, a leading publisher of current and next generation sports video games including NHL 2K7 featuring San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, is the Presenting Sponsor.

NHL legend and 16-time NHL All-Star Mark Messier will be the official spokesperson for
COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports. Messier will promote the "CLICK TO VOTE" campaign, which will be featured across the NHL All-Star Fan Balloting print, radio, on-line and wireless advertising platform.

Bell Canada will activate the NHL All-Star Fan Balloting program with exclusive NHL content and positioning on the main deck, enabling their customers to cast votes from Bell Canada cell phones. Voting instructions for wireless customers will be available on NHL.com. In addition, Bell Canada will promote NHL All-Star Fan Balloting in Canada on-line via Sympatico.MSN.ca, the official portal of the NHL in Canada.

In another NHL All-Star Fan Balloting first, NHL broadcast partners VERSUS (U.S.), CBC, RDS (Canada) and the North American Sports Network (NASN) will partner with the NHL to deliver a comprehensive and global on-air presence to All-Star Fan Balloting. Each broadcast partner will provide unique, in-game "CLICK TO VOTE" features, broadcast promos and on-line direct links to the NHL All-Star Fan Balloting section on NHL.com.

The COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports section on NHL.com will feature an interactive ballot, showcasing players with video clips, photos and virtual video game highlights created by 2K Sports. Residents of the United States and Canada who vote will be able to register for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game. As part of the sweepstakes, sponsored by COLD-fX, Messier will meet the winner and a guest at the NHL All-Star Game.

NHL Member Clubs will activate local "CLICK TO VOTE" campaigns, supporting their balloted players.

The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration hosted at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas will feature live national broadcasts of the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 24 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada starting at 8 p.m., ET. NASN, the NHL's exclusive broadcast partner in Europe, will provide live coverage of both the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 25 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage in the United States and Canada, while Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each will provide radio play-by-play coverage of the game.

Following are the 100 players named to the 2006-07 ballot in COLD-fX / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports:

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I made my votes today. I hope I win the sweepstakes even the Xbox 360 would be nice!!:D
I know Kubina wasn't mentioned as any of the picks but he also wasn't in the write in list! Unless I can't read and his name was there I find that odd. It can't be because he was injured because other players who are injured are listed in there.
 

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Where do you vote? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the site.
 

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Nevermind, I found it.
 

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Sorry I would have answered sooner but I never got my notification that there were other replies. It was a weird place for them to stick the link to vote though.
 

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Sorry I would have answered sooner but I never got my notification that there were other replies. It was a weird place for them to stick the link to vote though.
No problem. That's a weird place to put a link, but I managed to stumble upon.
 

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Scott Niedermayer leads all Western Conference vote-getters in COLD-fX/NHL All-Star

Scott Niedermayer leads all Western Conference vote-getters in
COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, presented by 2K sports
Nov 22, 2006, 10:59 AM EST


NEW YORK - Anaheim Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer leads Western Conference vote-getters with 75,340 votes in COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports. Teammate Chris Pronger is second with 70,733 votes. More than 2.8 million votes were cast in the first six days of the all-digital voting program.

The voting will determine the starting lineups for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game, which will be played on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Dallas (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NASN, NHL Radio).

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom is third with 69,015 votes, followed by San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton with 64,098 votes and Calgary Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf with 61,079.

Through Jan. 2, fans around the world can "CLICK TO VOTE" for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at NHL.com, through Bell Canada cell phones and via Sympatico.MSN.ca, the official portal of the NHL in Canada.

The 2006-07 season marks the 19th year in which fans will determine the starting lineups for the NHL All-Star Game. Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for write-in votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups. Each of the 30 NHL Clubs has at least two representatives on the ballot.

The COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports section on NHL.com features an interactive ballot that showcases players with video clips, photos and virtual video game highlights created by 2K Sports. Residents of the United States and Canada who vote will be able to register for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game. As part of the sweepstakes, sponsored by COLD-fX, NHL great and 16-time All-Star Mark Messier will meet the winner and a guest at the NHL All-Star Game.

The 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration, hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas, will feature live national broadcasts of the Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Jan. 24 on VERSUS in the United States and CBC and RDS in Canada starting at 8 p.m., ET. NASN, the NHL's exclusive broadcast partner in Europe, will provide live coverage of the Dodge Nitro/NHL SuperSkills event and the NHL All-Star Game to more than 25 countries and territories in Europe. NHL RADIO on Westwood One will provide exclusive, national radio coverage in the United States and Canada, while Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each will provide radio play-by-play coverage of the game.

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NHL All-Star Voting Update

Associated Press
Nov 23, 2006, 7:20 AM EST


Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, 83,664; Alex Ovechkin, Washington, 63,921; Daniel Briere, Buffalo, 53,749; Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo, 53,320; Chris Drury, Buffalo, 42,201; Jaromir Jagr, NY Rangers, 40,794; Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh, 36,281; Marian Hossa, Atlanta, 28,263; Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta, 26,146; Eric Staal, Carolina, 21,525; Mats Sundin, Toronto, 21,076; Brendan Shanahan, NY Rangers, 20,977; Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina, 20,609; Peter Forsberg, Philadelphia, 18,494; x-Tomas Vanek, Buffalo, 14,182; Saku Koivu, Montreal, 12,704; Erik Cole, Carolina, 11,698; Dany Heatley, Ottawa, 11,363; Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay, 11,179; Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay, 10,492; Jason Spezza, Ottawa, 9,468; Patrik Elias, New Jersey, 8,308; Patrice Bergeron, Boston, 7,936; Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa, 7,544; Simon Gagne, Philadelphia, 7,054; Brian Gionta, New Jersey, 6,898; Scott Gomez, New Jersey, 6,729; Olli Jokinen, Florida, 5,422; x-Darcy Tucker, Toronto, 5,175; Miroslav Satan, NY Islanders, 4,650; x-Vyacheslav Kozlov, Atlanta, 4,345; Michael Nylander, NY Rangers, 4,133; Brad Richards, Tampa Bay, 3,995.

Ryan Miller, Buffalo, 63,818; Martin Brodeur, New Jersey, 59,386; Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh, 23,045; Cam Ward, Carolina, 19,517; Andrew Raycroft, Toronto, 17,983; Kari Lehtonen, Atlanta, 14,411; Olaf Kolzig, Washington, 11,170; Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers, 10,876.

Brian Campbell, Buffalo, 57,988; Zdeno Chara, Boston, 56,939; Tomas Kaberle, Toronto, 56,139; Henrik Tallinder, Buffalo, 46,924; Bryan McCabe, Toronto, 46,672; Sheldon Souray, Montreal, 44,526; Brian Rafalski, New Jersey, 30,907; Wade Redden, Ottawa, 29,042; Jay Bouwmeester, Florida, 26,669; Alexei Zhitnik, NY Islanders, 19,222; Dan Boyle, Tampa Bay, 14,793; Chris Phillips, Ottawa, 10,573.

Joe Thornton, San Jose, 64,098; Jarome Iginla, Calgary, 55,064; Joe Sakic, Colorado, 49,139; Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose, 39,935; Mike Modano, Dallas, 31,066; Ryan Smyth, Edmonton, 29,954; Teemu Selanne, Anaheim, 29,437; Paul Kariya, Nashville, 24,828; Martin Havlat, Chicago, 24,792; Markus Naslund, Vancouver, 23,068; Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit, 21,547; Petr Sykora, Edmonton, 21,339; Patrick Marleau, San Jose, 21,094; Brendan Morrow, Dallas, 20,879; Ales Hemsky, Edmonton, 19,332; Marian Gaborik, Minnesota, 18,511; Henrik Sedin, Vancouver, 18,180; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver, 17,912; Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit, 17,666; Brian Rolston, Minnesota, 17,015; Rick Nash, Columbus, 15,677; Pavol Demitra, Minnesota, 11,634; Milan Hejduk, Colorado, 11,028; Steve Sullivan, Nashville, 10,737; Andy McDonald, Anaheim, 10,695; Doug Weight, St. Louis, 10,434; Keith Tkachuk, St. Louis, 8,470; Shane Doan, Phoenix, 6,676; Ladislav Nagy, Phoenix, 6,000; Nikolai Zherdev, Columbus, 4,383.

Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary, 50,750; Marty Turco, Dallas, 38,005; Roberto Luongo, Vancouver, 32,668; Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Anaheim, 30,126; Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton, 27,781; Manny Fernandez, Minnesota, 15,392; Thomas Vokoun, Nashville, 13,566; Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago, 11,917.

Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim, 75,340; Chris Pronger, Anaheim, 70,733; Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit, 69,015; Dion Phaneuf, Calgary, 61,079; Sergei Zubov, Dallas, 31,154; Rob Blake, Los Angeles, 27,930; Mattias Ohlund, Vancouver, 20,035; John-Michael Liles, Colorado, 19,401; Robyn Regehr, Calgary, 18,847; Scott Hannan, San Jose, 17,245; Mathieu Schneider, Detroit, 15,781; Lubomir Visnovsky, Los Angeles, 13,842.
 

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Niedermayer, Lidstrom tops in West voting

Canadian Press
12/6/2006 1:29:56 PM


NEW YORK (CP) - Defencemen Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings have received the most Western Conference all-star votes, according to figures released by the NHL on Wednesday.

Niedermayer has received 329,657 votes so far, roughly 12,000 more than Lidstrom. Colorado Avalanche forward Joe Sakic is third in voting with 260,397.

The voting has been conducted through the NHL's website. Fans will choose six Eastern Conference all-stars and six Western Conference all-stars: three forwards, two defencemen and one goaltender for each team.

Niedermayer and Lidstrom lead all defencemen in votes.

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Fitzpatrick uncomfortable by All-Star votes


Canadian Press
12/7/2006 8:01:20 PM

VANCOUVER (CP) - Roberto Luongo was tearing tape off his legs Thursday when he was asked if he's voted for teammate Rory Fitzpatrick for the all-star team yet.

"Five times," replied the Vancouver Canuck goaltender.

Coach Alain Vigneault admitted he's also cast a couple of ballots in Fitzpatrick's favour. So apparently have several thousand other people.

Trying to vote the journeyman defenceman on to the Western Conference team for the NHL all-star game has become a trend like reality TV. A spark that began with an Internet website has taken hold like wildfire. Fitzpatrick, who has played only 16 games this year after fracturing a bone in his heel, has garnered 144,819 votes, fifth most among Western Conference defenceman. That puts him ahead of teammate Mattias Ohlund and Scott Hannan of the San Jose Sharks.

As a write-in candidate, Fitzpatrick gained 113,509 votes this week, more than any other Western Conference player.

Suddenly the Rochester, N.Y, native, who also has played for Montreal, St. Louis, Nashville and Buffalo, is hot like Angelina Jolie. He's close to becoming a household name like Brad Pitt and is very confused by his new-found celebrity status.

"If anybody knows me they know I don't like to be the focal point of anything," said Fitzpatrick, 31, who looked like he'd rather face Alexander Ovechkin one-on-one than deal with the media horde that wanted to talk to him.

"I'd rather just do my business and go home. I'm going to have fun with it. Everybody seems to be enjoying it. I thought last week it would be over in a week. Maybe next week we won't hear too much about it."

Maybe, but unlikely.

Like a rock rolling downhill, the Fitzpatrick phenomenon is gaining momentum. It has caught the attention of Hockey Night in Canada and media across North America.

The company that sells Canucks wear is planning on selling Vote for Rory t-shirts at Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The movement to get Fitzpatrick on the all-star team began with Steve Schmid, a Buffalo Sabres fan who started voteforroy.com.

"A guy like Rory Fitzpatrick deserves to go to the all-star game over a lot of other guys who probably don't want to be there anyway," Schmid said in an interview. "He showed a lot of determination to stay in the league and make the most out of his role.

"The all-star game is a great way not only to honour the superstars but honour the guys that are the best at their role."

Schmid said his website has received hits from over 140 countries.

He recently decided to run ads on the website on the condition those advertising make a pledge to The Canucks For Kids charity.

Fitzpatrick said he's never spoken to Schmid and only found out about the website when his brother told him.

The NHL uses fan voting to determine the starting lineup for the all-star game, which will be played Jan. 24 in Dallas.

Fans can vote for three forwards, two defencemen and one goaltender for each conference team. Voting ends Jan. 2.

Fitzpatrick wouldn't say if he'll play if voted on to the team.

"I have no idea," said the 10-year veteran who has scored nine goals in his career. "I'm not going to make any plans to go to Dallas.

"If it happens, then that's a whole other fence to climb at that point."

Some people say voting Fitzpatrick onto the team makes a joke out of the selection process. Others think its unfair fans can vote as many times as they like for a single player.

NHL spokesman Gary Meagher said the league won't argue with the fans wishes.

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Thornton leads all Western Conference vote-getters

NHL.com
Dec 12, 2006, 3:45 PM EST


NEW YORK – San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton has assumed the lead among all Western Conference vote-getters with 448,651 votes in the COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports. Anaheim Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer, the leader the previous three weeks, is second with 390,028 votes. To date, more than 17 million votes have been cast in the all-digital voting program.

The voting will determine the starting lineups for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game, which will be played on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Dallas (8 p.m. ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NASN, NHL Radio). Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for write-in votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups. Each of the 30 NHL Clubs has at least two representatives on the ballot.

Leading in votes among forwards are Thornton, Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic (313,819), and Thornton’s teammate, Patrick Marleau (300,921). Niedermayer and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings (371,037) are the top defensemen. Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks leads all goaltenders in votes with 266,258.

Through Jan. 2, fans around the world can “CLICK TO VOTE” for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star starters for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game on-line at NHL.com, through Bell Canada cell phones and via Sympatico.MSN.ca, the official portal of the NHL in Canada.

The COLD-fX/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports section on NHL.com features an interactive ballot that showcases players with video clips, photos and virtual video game highlights created by 2K Sports. Residents of the United States and Canada who vote will be able to register for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game. As part of the sweepstakes, sponsored by COLD-fX, NHL great and 16-time All-Star Mark Messier will meet the winner and a guest at the NHL All-Star Game.

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I thought I would make this a sticky, just until the game, once the game is over with, then I will unstick it.
 

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Tickets available for 2007 NHL All-Star Concert to Benefit The Leary Firefighters

Tickets available for 2007 NHL All-Star Concert to Benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation
NHL.com
Jan 2, 2007, 12:15 PM EST
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Amos Lee to Perform


NEW YORK -- Tickets to the NHL All-Star Concert to Benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation will go on sale Sunday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m CT. The benefit concert, featuring rock and soul band Robert Randolph & The Family Band and singer/songwriter Amos Lee, will launch the five days of entertainment and festivities that surround the 2007 NHL All-Star Celebration in Dallas, Jan. 20-24. Proceeds from the concert, which will be held at Gilley’s Dallas on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., will go to support The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF), a non-profit organization founded by actor Denis Leary.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band will headline the concert with a performance of songs from the band’s new album, Colorblind (Warner Bros. Records), including their current hit, “Thrill of It.” The rock and soul band, comprised of Robert Randolph on pedal steel guitar and lead vocals, bassist Danyel Morgan, drummer Marcus Randolph and keyboardist Jason Crosby, has toured with Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Carlos Santana.

Amos Lee will share the bill with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and will perform music from his recently released album, Supply and Demand (Blue Note Records). In 2005, “Rolling Stone Magazine” named Lee one of the “10 Artists to Watch” and branded him “the male counterpart to Norah Jones.” His music has been featured in television shows and motion pictures, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and the Reese Witherspoon film “Just Like Heaven.”

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Ruff, Carlyle to coach All-Star teams

TSN.ca Staff
1/4/2007 11:02:11 AM


Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff and Anaheim bench boss Randy Carlyle have been named the head coaches for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams, respectively.

The head coaches of the two teams with the top points percentages in the Eastern and Western Conference through games of Friday, January 5 - the halfway point of the 2006-07 regular season - earn the honour of coaching the all-star teams.

Ruff's Sabres lead the Eastern Conference with 61 points in 40 games entering Thursday's play, and are assured of having the Conference's top points percentage through Friday. Carlyle's Ducks lead the Western Conference with 62 points in 42 games and are guaranteed of topping their Conference.

Montreal Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau and Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings currently lead close racese for the assistant coaching positions within their respective conferences.

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