THe Awards show for the NHL was on last night. I missed most of it, as I was driving home from work at the time…
However, thanks to XM, I listened to it on Home Ice 204. It was well done. The NHL is the only major sport to have a ‘Awards show’ format to their end-of-season format, and I like it. I think CBC did a nice job with the kids, giving info on the players up for the awards, as well as wearing the jerseys of the winners. It is nice when a network ‘gets it’ like CBC does. I thought it was humorful when the old HNIC anthem was brought up (as now – it belongs to TSN). Canadians can make fun of things like that, and it does not turn into scandals.
Was it a surprise that Ovie won the Hart? Are you kidding. Lidstrom – no surprise. Brodeur – same…. Kane – it was a tossup – so not a bad choice. Datsyuk for Byng and Selke…. Would have like to seen Zetterberg get the latter, but not a bad choice. I like the new award that went to Gordie. Guess who will win it next year…..Hmmm…..
Well – next Friday is the draft… Will be interesting to see who gets to come to Uniondale. I hope that it is Filatov. He seems to have a great passion for the game, and I think would work in this setup. I just hope that the Ranger$ don’t try and move up to sweep him from us.
Garth is getting ready to do some serious work now… Time to mold the 08-09 team now. Do a good job!
Have a great weekend everyone. Tomorrow is Flag Day, so make sure you wear your red-white-and-blue proudly. And also – say a Happy Birthday to my wife, Claire.
So, Gary, what are you doing for her special day?
Yes, how romantic, but our final week of our season is tomorrow, and our team is battling for first place… I got her tickets to Neil Diamond in August (no – not the former Booster Club member, but the singer). But we will have a nice meal to celebrate her day.
Enjoy the sunshine!