Tonight in Las Vegas, the NHL Awards are happening! Usually, the awards are an exercise in discovering just how out of touch or cheap the NHL is with regards to booking “talent” to perform. Well, except that year that Cuba Gooding, Jr was highly entertaining:
Anyway, this year the Boston Bruins will have two representatives up for awards – Patrice Bergeron (Frank J. Selke Trophy) and Bruce Cassidy (Jack Adams Award). Bergy has won the award a record-tying four times already, most recently last year. He’s up against stiff competition from Philadelphia’s Sean Couturier, who had a career year (31-45-76 in 82 games) and Anze Kopitar (35-57-92, 82 games), a previous winner with the LA Kings. The knock this year on Bergeron is that he played 18 fewer games than the other nominees, staying on track for points (30-33-63). While these other two players outscored Patrice in more games, Bergeron still had a better face-off percentage than either other player, assuming that is a consideration.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 20, 2018
Wait, what? Did he just say he had surgery on his groin? Yes, he did. We knew it was a possibility that it could happen and if there’s a doubt, surgery is the best option. Get better soon, Bergy.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 19, 2018
As for Bruce Cassidy, he never had a true chance once the Gerard Gallant’s Vegas Golden Knights squad ascended in the west. Still, Bruce can enjoy a couple days of fun in Sin City. Apparently, he was playing golf and dining with Bergy, two not very bad things to do.
We’ll see what happens tonight at 8pm on NBCSNPDQOMGWTFBBQ.
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