Saturday, June 18, 2011
by Erica, AllHabs.net (special to HabsTweetup.com)
MONTREAL, QC -- As a pop culture junkie turned hockey fan, I love awards shows. I still remember how excited I was to watch my first NHL Awards telecast, and how disappointed I was by it. I still watch the Awards every year. As odd as it is to see hockey players act like real celebrities, I love the NHL Awards. And I think it's exactly that - the excitement of seeing NHL players after the season ends, combined with the campy awkwardness of the awards show - that will make a great Habs Tweetup.
We're all a little disappointed that this year's nominations didn't show any love for Carey Price or the rest of the Canadiens, but we can look forward to cheering on our other favourites. Perhaps local boys Roberto Luongo (Vezina Trophy), Ian Laperriere (Masterton Trophy), and Martin St. Louis (Lady Byng and Hart trophies)? Or former Habs coach and current Jack Adams Trophy nominee Alain Vigneault? I know we might be split on who should win which trophies, but there's one thing I'm betting all Habs fans can agree on: No one is looking forward to hearing "Congratulations to the Boston Bruins on winning the Stanley Cup" over and over again during the telecast.
Watching Canadiens games at Habs Tweetups this season was a blast. Since there are no games of which to speak, we thought we'd try throwing the sports equivalent of an Oscar party. So, Habs fans, get your Awards predictions ready. Dress up if you'd like to, since the dress code is "hockey formal" - interpret those words however you want! And do whatever you like to make this awards show as competitive and entertaining as an NHL game. I personally might make a poster that reads "Not Chara for Norris."
See you at McLeans Pub for the 1st Annual NHL Awards Habs Tweetup! And for you hockey fans in the greater Toronto area, you can also party with the All Habs crew on Friday, June 24th at Kilgour's Bar Meets Grill for the 3rd Annual NHL Draft Habs Tweetup!
Be sure to check out the All Habs article "What Offseason? Attend an All Habs Fan Event!" for more information on these exciting events.
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