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NEW YORK (April 9, 2007) – Starting today on NHL.com, celebrities from the television, motion picture and music industries will write exclusive blogs and provide original video content to offer fans a unique perspective of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Through NHL.com, the official web site of the National Hockey League and the leading online community for hockey fans, each celebrity will offer insight on their favorite team’s quest for the Stanley Cup. In addition, using Pure Digital’s new Flip Video™ - the only camcorder that connects directly to YouTube – the bloggers will capture and instantly share the original video content on YouTube at youtube.com/nhl. The Playoffs begin Wednesday night.

Supermodel Christie Brinkley will share her newfound enthusiasm for hockey and the New York Islanders. Rapper and hip hop producer Lil Jon will reminisce about pro hockey in Atlanta in the 1970s and his loyalty to his hometown Atlanta Thrashers. Actors David Boreanaz of Bones and William Fichtner of Prison Break will offer observations on the Buffalo Sabres. Singer and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Willa Ford will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse on the Dallas Stars’ Quest for the Cup, led by her fiancé, Stars forward Mike Modano. Singer Amy Grant and country group Emerson Drive will give insight on the Nashville Predators’ place in music row. Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger will give his view of the Detroit Red Wings. CSI: NY and CSI: Miami stars Eddie Cahill and Brendan Fehr will analyze their hometown New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks, respectively. Dave Annable, co-star of Brothers & Sisters, and WWE superstar Edge will follow the New Jersey Devils’ Cup chase. The Office’s Brian Baumgartner will chronicle the Anaheim Ducks’ playoff run. Tom Cavanagh, former star of Ed and the upcoming feature film Breakfast with Scot, will document his hometown Ottawa Senators’ pursuit of the Stanley Cup championship. Miss Minnesota 2006 Nicole Swanson will follow the Minnesota Wildon their quest for a crown.

In her first blog entry, Brinkley describes her appreciation for the sport after her recent trip to her first hockey game:
“I feel like there is so much skill here. They’re doing the most amazing things and they’re on the slippery ice doing it! It’s so exciting. I can’t help it, I’m hooked. It was incredible action. These giants that become so graceful on the ice, they’re all pure macho grace – amazing speed, lightning turns, and their size is amazing. But if you step away from the action and look around, you really get a treat. The arena itself is so alive; every inch of the volume of the interior is full of action and sound. Whether it’s the flashing lights, the horns, the giant car floats that go through the air, or the fans themselves who are all so fun and friendly, it’s just a huge loud ‘fun.’ Every inch of that arena is a spectacle. The game brings the entire place to life. And I’ve lived in that {Nassau} Coliseum for a long time. I’ve been there for all different kinds of events, but the way hockey fills it up, there is nothing like it. “

In addition, NHL.com celebrity blogs will feature original video content, including behind-the-scenes footage of the bloggers at their day jobs, captured by Pure Digital Flip Video Camcorders and posted on youtube.com/nhl.

NHL.com users can post comments and interact with each celebrity blogger. The celebrity blogs can be found at www.nhl.com/blogcentral/index.html. The video camcorders the celebrities will be armed with – featuring built-in software that enables users to email videos and connect directly to YouTube – are available nationwide starting May 1.

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