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          Fox Sports begins its fourth season of NHL coverage
     Sunday with the 48th NHL All-Star Game from Vancouver at
     4:00pm ET.  Mike Emrick and John Davidson return as Fox's
     No. 1 team, with analysts Joe Micheletti and Craig Simpson
     serving as reporters.  James Brown and Dave Maloney will do
     the studio show from Vancouver during pre-game, intermission
     and post-game coverage.  Fox's Saturday NHL regular season
     coverage begins next week (Fox Sports).  
          TECH-TALK: Fox Sports Exec Producer Ed Goren said that
     "technical advances will be noticed" during Sunday's game.
     Goren: "We're testing a helmet cam on a linesman for face-
     offs, and we plan on as many as five robotic cameras around
     the rink to bring the viewer more of the excitement you feel
     at a hockey game in person" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 1/16). 
     ESPN will debut the "MaskCam," a 16-ounce lipstick-sized
     camera affixed to Sabres G Dominik Hasek's mask, during its
     coverage of "NHL All-Star Saturday" at 9:00pm ET.  He will
     wear the camera throughout the skills competition.  ESPN's
     Brian Engblom will wear a version of MaskCam on his helmet
     and a microphone for commentary.  Gary Thorne and Barry
     Melrose will host ESPN's coverage, with Bill Clement and
     Darren Pang serving as ice-level reporters.  Steve Levy will
     host ESPN's weekend-long coverage (ESPN).