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I’m Brendan Shanahan of the National Department of Ass Kicking

21 Jun

Last night the NHL had it’s annual awards show in Las Vegas at the Wynn Casino.  The show went on as usual with a couple of changes.  The biggest being that there was no host.  The last couple of years they had Jay Mohr handling the host duties but this year it was a revolving cast of hosts and some pre-taped bits.  This format proved much more entertaining then the usual.

Will Arnett stole the show.  He had several pre-taped bits where he did a Brendan Shanahan impersonation.  He was dead on, not just with the clothes but with the mannerisms.  Take a look below at a few examples.

Also stealing the show was ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

I knew she looked good when my girlfriend said “her dress it too short”.  My girlfriend never gets jealous so I knew Erin had something going on.  She was one of the better presenters, she even played off the weak material she had written for her.  Some others didn’t handle it as well such as Joshua Jackson and the first guy, whose name i can’t remember.  I’ll get back to you on that.

Congrats to Malkin on the Hart.  This is Malkin’s first Hart.  Malkin also collected the Art Ross Trophy as the league scoring champion and the Ted Lindsay Award from his fellow NHLPA members as the NHL’s best player.

Congrats to Brian Campbell for becoming the first defenseman since 1954 to win the Lady Bing.  He played in all 82 games but amassed only 6 penalty minutes!

Congrats to King Henrik on the Vezina.  Lundqvist’s win in his fourth Vezina nomination topped the impressive list of Swedish winners. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, and Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog won the Calder Trophy as the top rookie.

Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson also won the King Clancy Trophy for humanitarian contributions to hockey.

”For sure, it’s a great year for Sweden,” Lundqvist said.

St. Louis also had a pretty good day in Vegas: Ken Hitchcock won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s top coach for the first time in his lengthy career, while Blues general manager Doug Armstrong was selected the league’s top executive. Blues goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott also picked up their Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.

Boston forward Patrice Bergeron won his first Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward.

Next up – the NHL draft on Friday.  There is usually lots of wheeling and dealing done on that day and we here at TTS will be paying close attention.  So until then hockey fans.