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 Brett Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Colleen Blessed (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Mark Simpson (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Michelle Parker (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Duff McArdle (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Rose Thornton (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Renata D'Alessandro (25 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 'Shakey' Al Tremblay (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Jukka Branny-Acke (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
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This ensemble comedy/drama revolves around Brett Parker, a brilliant but morally empty sports agent who begins to find redemption in spite of himself when he moves back to his hometown to run a struggling, low-end NHL franchise. Once there, he discovers that redemption is not as easy to find. Written by Person1

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Although it managed to last two seasons in its native Canada, in America it lasted two weeks. The second episode managed to receive the lowest ratings for any network television series in America at the time. See more »

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Good show...even after the novelty wears off...
27 October 1998 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

You might be wondering what the novelty was for me in the first place. Well, being from Hamilton, it's very rare for me to see a show or movie based in my hometown. And I'll admit that was my initial attraction to "Power Play". Good writing and strong acting, though, have me hooked (no hockey pun intended).

Most of the characters are likeable in their own way, but two performances stand out. Gordon Pinsent as the somewhat-crazy owner of the Hamilton Steelheads, Mr. McCardle, is great and fast-paced comic relief. Dean McDermott is the other performer I most enjoy. As Mark Simpson, the soft-spoken captain of the Steelheads, his intensity and dedication to the team shines through. He's extremely convincing, and in my opinion under-used thus far (2 episodes have aired as I write this). Michael Riley is Brett Parker, the guy you love to hate and hope to love, and the character around which the show revolves and evolves. The frantic pace of his life is reflected in the pacing of the show. The hockey sequences are, for the most part, well represented. And to be honest, the hometown boy in me wanted to cheer on the fictional Steelheads franchise.

I really hope this show survives, and not just because it shines a spotlight on Hamilton, but because it deserves to. "Power Play" is that rarest of creatures; a well-made Canadian drama.


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