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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)
Jonathan Rannells ...
 'Terminal' Todd Maplethorpe / ... (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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 Coach Harry Strand (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Normand Bissonnette ...
 'Shakey' Al Tremblay (17 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rob Faulds ...
 Play-by-Play Announcer / ... (15 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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Performed by Stompin' Tom Connors
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Power Play succeeds where many others have failed.
19 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

As the title says, Power Play has succeeded where many others have tried and failed -- they have made a movie/tv show centering on hockey that isn't crap. The only other production to ever achieve this was a 1994 CBC movie called Net Worth. With strong performances by all the leads, especially by the under-used Dean McDermott as the captain of the Hamilton Steelehads who is very convincing in his role as the soft-spoken jock. Gordon Pinsent is a pure delight to watch, and if you're able to follow all of his fast-spoken, half-muttered dialogue I'm sure you'll laugh as hard as I did. Overall, I'd have to say this power play lived up to it's name, because Alliance-Atlantis seem to have scored their first winner since merging.


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