Anthony Holmes, the man who discovered that playoff hockey is fun, and then a month later discovered that the Blues will never win anything, was supposed to appear at Wednesday’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas. He never showed up.
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns won the Something-or-Other Award for his community work. As Ryan Lambert puts it, “he looked like a lunatic who robbed a formal-wear shop and ran a comb through his hair for the first time in years.”
Here’s the opening dance number from the 1995 NHL Awards. Honestly, they haven’t gotten any better since. [CBS Sports]
On the less-unhinged side of the NHL Awards, here we have Doc Emrick lending his play-by-play skills to a bubble hockey game between NHL Stars. One of the matchups included dueling goaltenders: Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop and the Bruins' Tuukka Rask.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. was a presenter at the NHL Awards tonight and he might have been overserved. Either that or he's the weirdest dude on the planet. I don't know how else to explain the slapping and talking about ass-grabbing and making a reverse Oreo with Mark Messier and Adam Graves.
The NHL is handing out some awards here—none of the good ones, though. Those are tomorrow. [NHL.com]
Because of the lockout, there will be no fancy NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas this year. Instead they'll announce the winners in two live broadcasts, split over two nights. The first comes at 5 p.m. EDT this Friday, the precise time when every media-savvy company in the world is dumping bad news because no one is…
Real Housewives Camille Grammer—Kelsey's ex—and Adrienne Maloof—sister of those bankrupt rich man-children who allegedly own the Sacramento Kings—presented the Lady Byng Trophy to Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis at Wednesday's NHL Awards show. St. Louis is a six-time All-Star, he won a Hart Trophy,…
The NHL awards were last night; we didn't watch. (Mostly a Jay Mohr thing.) So we couldn't tell you what outfit the readers of Seventeen picked out for Jeff Skinner, or if the pointless Jennings Trophy was handed beforehand, like the technical Oscars.
Here is a list of the non-hockey stars—"some of the biggest names in Hollywood"—the NHL will have on hand tonight for its Las Vegas awards ceremony (7 p.m., Versus): Jon Hamm, Jerry Bruckheimer, Kevin Smith, Jennifer Beals. OK, if not quite A-list, definitely a list. Unfortunately, they accompany repeat host Mohr…