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NHL Network To Drop Puck On Free Preview Next Week

The NHL Network will offer a free preview next week to more than 34 million subscribers in the U.S.

The preview, extending from March 2 through March 7, will be available to distributors including DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon's FiOS TV, Cox Communications, Grande Communications and TVMAX. As a portion of this six-day free-preview period, viewers will be able to watch 52 hours of HD hockey programming including five live games, and special trade deadline day coverage.
There will also be 10 premieres of exclusive original NHL Network programming, including The Hodge Stove League talk show where the guest will be Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson; a Day In The Life episode featuring Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris; a Voices profile of St. Louis' announcer Chris Kerber; a Pioneers spotlight on Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly; and an all-access special filmed in Montreal during the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend.