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2011 NHL Awards: Fantastic but as Awkward as Ever!

22 Jun

You: Did you enjoy the 2011 NHL Awards Show, Kristin?

Me: Oh heck yes! It was great but definitely awkward.

You: Everyone’s saying it’s awkward. How so?

Me: I’m going to answer that question with a question: If you put a huge group of amazing hockey players and a huge group of people who know nothing about hockey into a huge room with screaming fans, how are you not going to get an awkward show?

You:  I guess you’re right there. Do you have a favorite moment during the Awards show you’d like to point out?

Me: Besides all the parts with Jeff Skinner?

You: You know it.

Me: Probably when Jonathan Toews didn’t win the award for the Frank J. Selke Trophy; the look on his face was great. He wasn’t angry or anything– just seemed pretty disappointed.

You:  Favorite award given out?

Me: Definitely the Calder Trophy. I apologize but I was screaming like crazy. It might sound cliché for a teenager to love Jeff Skinner but I do and I’ll admit it to anyone.

You: Does this mean you like Justin Bieber?

Me: Justin who?

You: Wait you don’t know who Justin Bieber is?

Me: Exactly.

You: Anyways… favorite presenter(s)?

Me: Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof from“the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

You: …Why?

Me: I don’t understand how they got Marty St. Louis’s name wrong when they said it on the big screen! They pronounced his entire name wrong! They were just great. Wasn’t it great?

You: So great, Kristin, so great! Nobody else shares your enthusiasm on it but whatever. Which award surprised you the most?

Me: Most definitely the Jack Adams Award! Everyone was thinking it was going to be Alain Vigneault, the coach of the Vancouver Canucks, but it was the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dan Bylsma, who won it!

You: Yeah, I was totally shocked!

Me: Me too! But I totally understand why. Both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were injured and everyone’s like “that’s it, they’re done!” But no, they still made it into the Playoffs!

You: That was pretty impressive but do you know what’s more impressive? How many people laughed at Jay Mohr’s jokes! Horrible, right?

Me: You read my mind. It was sort of sad but I laughed a little!

You: Of course you did. Now, what are your final thoughts on the NHL Awards show?

Me: It was great, awkward, disappointing and exciting.

You: Disappointing? How so?

Me: Some of the awards given out. *Cough, Ted Lindsay Award, Cough*

You: Let me guess: you wanted Steven Stamkos to win?

Me: No. I would never! I’m so happy that Daniel Sedin won!

You: Yeah, right. How are you going to get through the summer?

Me: Honestly, I’ve missed hockey. It’s already been a week and it sucks without it! Only a lot (and I mean a lot) of hockey videos and re-runs of the NHL Awards show will get me through this summer!

You: Hopefully.