The Mega Stars game starts at 3:00 MST... with the NHL game starting up at 5:00 MST. CBC is kicking things off with a pregame show at 2:30 according to the press info package that I have.
As for the HDTV stuff?
You won't even notice the wide screen format on your regular TV.
BTW... wide screen stuff is the next wave of the TV future... if you're buying a big screen TV, don't waste your money on a traditional sized screen. Within 3-5 years the wide screen stuff will pretty much be the norm... although your old tv will still work, it won't be quite as dramatic.
The HDTV broadcasts (NFL and CFL) so far have been incredible! No words to describe it.
I'm worried that people's expectations are just a little too high for that warm up game with Gretz and company. It's really not going to be much more than a "whirl around the ice for fun" event. It's just a bonus to the NHL game anyway... thrown in there to ADD to the whole day. For old time's sake.