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 …

Former Flyer, Sergei Bobrovsky, is among the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

Former Flyer Bobrovsky nominated for Vezina Trophy

The National Hockey League announced its finalists for the Vezina Trophy this morning. The three finalists are all worthy candidates.  The first being last year’s Vezina winner Henrik Lundqvist, goalie for the New York Rangers.   The second is San Jose Sharks’ tender and Stanley Cup winner Antti Niemi.  The final nominee is former Philadelphia Flyers and current Columbus Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky was traded to Columbus last offseason for three draft picks and he easily stepped into the starting role for the Jackets.  Bob took over for a revolving goalie carousel that included Steve Mason, Curtis Sanford and …

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2011-2012 NHL Awards: Recap

In case you missed the NHL Awards (lucky you) or if you want to re-live them (and who doesn’t?) here is a recap.   The Lulz feature was originally inspired by the lolcats site but features hockey pictures with funny, quirky, ironic or just plain mean captions. This feature should run weekly on Fridays; TGIFWL (Thank Goodness It’s Friday With Lulz).

Point/Counterpoint: Does the NHL do enough (or too much) to bring in new fans?

The NHL does enough to bring in new fans…by Eden N. In the NHL marketing world, there is, well, what looks like, not much. I mean, how many of us fans are constantly having to explain why we love hockey? No one has to explain their love of football in this country. So, is the NHL doing enough to pull in new fans? There is more hockey on television today than ever before. I don’t really have to look up a statistic for that because, hello Versus and Center Ice and playoffs on network channels. HBO’s 24/7 has done extremely …