Ovechkin proved me wrong. That’s a good thing.


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I made some late predictions about the NHL awards that were held in Vegas last night. I was way off. Ovechkin cleaned up like he did last year, taking the Hart and Pearson trophies, as well as the Maurice Richard trophy (which he had already won for most goals). Tim Thomas represented the Bruins, winning the Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the league. He also happened to catch the subdued Vegas crowd after winning the Jennings award, asking teammate Manny Fernandez if he wanted to thank his wife in the acceptance speech.

Steve Mason was my pick for the Vezina Trophy, and although he did not win it, he did take home the top honor for a rookie, winning the Calder Trophy. That makes me half right. Right?

Pavel Datsyuk was the most gentlemenly in 08-09 and also took home the Selke, the award for the best defensive forward.

Ovechkin also happened to have a good time the night before the awards. From DC Sports Bog (also make sure to watch the video on there):

And here’s from a press release from LAVO restaurant and nightclub inside the Palazzo, concerning Wednesday night: “Twenty-three year old Russian phenomenon Alexander Ovechkin, who is up for the league’s MVP award, arrived a bit underdressed, wearing flip-flops….Once safely inside, the league’s scoring leader danced on the banquettes to the sounds of DJ Crooked and made his rounds to visit various tables of hockey players throughout the club.”

Good times.

Other than that, Jeremy Roenick forgot to speak the english language and the house band sounded like their day job was music for pornos. Don’t quit that day job. You’re what makes that stuff so awesome.

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