(December 18, 2007 – Burbank, CA) – As the National Hockey League (NHL) prepares to honor today’s superstars at the 2008 NHL All-Star Game January 27th in Atlanta, Warner Home Video (WHV) and the NHL are teaming up to celebrate the best players of the past and present with the release of “Just Like Me.” “Just Like Me” allows you to see the next generation of NHL stars through the eyes of Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Teemu Selanne just to name a few. Not only do these legends fill page after page in the record books, they hold a special place in the hearts and minds of hockey fans for their on-ice exploits. Now a new generation of young stars who idolized these men are making a name for themselves. “Just Like Me” introduces these young phenoms as seen thru the eyes of veteran all star players. Dion Phanuef mans the blue line as Scott Stevens once did. Brett Hull’s one-timer struck fear in the hearts of goalies throughout the league, and now net-minders tremble as Ilya Kovalchuk flies into the zone. Unbelievable highlights will show these youngsters at the top of their game, and allow fans to get a close up look at hockey’s next generation of superstars. “Just Like Me” examines the current generation of budding NHL stars and all the similarities they share with some of the all-time greats like Mark Messier and Jari Kurri. These Hall of Famers not only re-wrote the record book, but they also hold a special place in the hearts of millions of loyal fans. Now a new wave of young stars who idolized hockey’s greatest generation are making a name for themselves, drawing comparisons to those who came before them. Calgary Flames defenceman Dion Phaneuf plays with an edgy style reminiscent of Scott Stevens, while Capitals sharpshooter Alexander Ovechkin captivates crowds with the same energy that made Pavel Bure so popular. “Throughout its 90 year history, the NHL has featured the best hockey players in the world,” said Don Polite, WHV Executive Director, Sports Marketing. “Through their inspired play, young stars soon mature into legends. With ‘Just Like Me,’ fans get a feel of what the new generation of players will bring to the NHL as told by some of hockey’s greatest players.” The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About the NHL The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other sport. The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, NASN, NHL Network and HDNet) and radio (Westwood One and XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey’s All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
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