(April 20, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – After the seven month, 82-game battle that is the NHL’s regular season and a playoff run loaded with drama, there is only one team left standing. One team that can be called champion. Warner Home Video (WHV) and the National Hockey League (NHL) will celebrate the best of the 2008-09 NHL season with the release of the “2008-2009 Stanley Cup Champions” DVD on July 7. Released just weeks after the conclusion of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final, this DVD will contain full coverage of the championship season, including exclusive interviews, key insights and behind-the-scenes action from season opener to the final buzzer in the Stanley Cup Final. Every NHL fan deserves the opportunity to own this truly unique collectible. The “2008-2009 Stanley Cup Champions” is available for $24.98 SRP. Order due date is June 16, 2009. There is no better way for fans to re-live the excitement of a magical Stanley Cup championship season than picking up this DVD. Filled with hours of action-packed footage starring the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Champions, this exclusive collectible contains everything from important turning points to pivotal playoff games. Off-ice features and interviews with key players will offer unique insight into the season and allow fans to experience this magical year again and again. “The Stanley Cup is one of the most recognizable trophies in the world and what better way to honor it than with this electrifying DVD from Warner Home Video,” said Don Polite, WHV Director, Sports & Fitness Marketing. “The ‘2008-2009 Stanley Cup Champions’ DVD offers fans key highlights, exclusive interviews and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Stanley Cup Champions, making this DVD a must-own for the winning team’s fan base.” DVD Special Features include: • Interviews with key players and coaches The Credits 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, ASN and NHL Network) and radio (Westwood One, Sirius XM Radio and XM Canada). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com. 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.
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