NHL Awards: Our Picks

The NHL Awards are nearly upon us, and while due to the lockout we don’t get a fun show in Vegas this year (say it with me – “Thanks, Gary!”), the awards are still being given out. The lovely Julia and I have made our picks below – sound off as to whether you agree or not!

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Friday Night Flow & Fights: Brandon Prust

Tonight’s post is coming at you a little late, but look at that almost-mullet. Doesn’t that make it worth it?

Brandon Prust signed with the Montreal Canadiens last summer, and he’s been making my life super enjoyable ever since. I don’t know that everyone enjoys terrible hair the way I do (keep an eye out for my upcoming “Patrick Kane: International Man of Mullets” retrospective, coming soon to a blog near you), but you have to admit that on a guy like Prust, it’s pretty fantastic.

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On My Way To Steal Your Players

or, 5 Players Expansion Teams Should Steal (For My Benefit As A Fan).

With the NHL realignment being finalized, everyone has noticed the space left for two potential expansion teams. Speculation is already running rampant over locations (I’ve done a little myself), but what I have yet to see anyone mention is – who is going to play for these teams?

After doing a little brainstorming, I’ve put together a list of five players that I want expansion teams to steal away from their current teams purely for my own selfish reasons as a fan.

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Welcome To The Jungle

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Above is a chart detailing the new conferences recently approved by the NHL Board of Governors for realignment. Looks good, right? Makes more geographical sense, makes traveling easier on (most) teams. Well, except those poor bastards down in Florida, but let’s be real, traveling was gonna suck for them either way. At least they’re not flying to Winnipeg for division games anymore.

Those clever NHL BoG dudes forgot one thing, though:

They’re (allegedly) betting on adding two expansion teams. And I highly doubt they’ll both be in the West.

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