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Bobrovsky heads list of NHL award winners on Day 2

For the first time in National Hockey League history, a Russian born-and-trained goaltender has taken home the top prize in his craft. Sergei Bobrovsky led the Columbus Blue Jackets on the verge of a playoff berth during this shotgun start and finish known as the 2013 season, and he was rewarded by the league’s General Managers with the Vezina Trophy. The 24-year-old, who was dealt from the Flyers last offseason, rolled to a 21-11-6 record, 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage along with his first four career shutouts. That was good enough to best last year’s winner, Henrik Lundqvist …

Some of the NHL's Awards were given out tonight, the rest will be awarded tomorrow night before Game two of the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL Announces 11 Award Winners

The National Hockey League announced some of the winners of this year’s awards today. In a slightly different setting than the past few years, they did so in a low-key panel show starting at 5:00 PM on the NHL Network.  In previous years, they had a large show in Las Vegas that felt more like the Grammy’s. Today the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, the Jack Adams Award, the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL Foundation Player Award and the General Manager of the Year …

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Flyers, Giroux talk contract extension

According to TSN.com, the Philadelphia Flyers have begun preliminary discussions with Claude Giroux in order to extend his contract. Details are slim, but we know that currently the Flyers are over the salary cap as of right now.  As well as the fact that the team has just acquired defenseman Mark Streit from the New York Islanders.  Streit will also need a new contract, further pushing the issue of the salary cap. Giroux has one year remaining on his current contract and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season.  He is set to make $3,750,000 …

2013 Year In Review: Simon Gagne

Thanks to a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, Simon Gagne returned to the Flyers on February 26 in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick. With him come raised expectations for a Flyers season. The team had fallen into an early season funk, and the return of Gagne – who had been a repeated healthy scratch for the Kings – was to provide a veteran boost both on the ice and in the locker room. Gagne’s return engagement with the Flyers was like that of a movie script. He arrived just in time to suit up, received a standing ovation …

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Hockey Hilarity: The Plight of Corey Crawford

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! The Stanley Cup Finals are upon us and, boy, was that Game 1 awesome! Back and forth action between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, incredible saves, every inch of the ice was contested, triple overtime! TRIPLE OVERTIME!? It was one for the record books. That kind of thing leaves you wondering what it feels like to be on the ice in that situation. It’s only game one, but it’s …