He Can't Possibly Win Can He? Source: Bruce Bennet AP

Daily Pucking Grind. Awards Night. June 22nd.

Today’s music selection as we continue Clarence Clemons week is Prove It All Night By Bruce Springsteen.

The NHL Awards are tonight at 7:00 P.M EST. on Versus.  The NHL’s stage to show off the winners of the various trophies, and we expect to be the best of the best.  I don’t really expect there to be too many surprises.  However two categories that have me a bit concerned.  The Jack Adams Award for the best coach, and the Vezina Trophy for the league’s best goaltender.  Both Alain Vigneault and Roberto Luongo are nominated in their respective categories.  How uncomfortable will it be if either one of them win?  I’m rooting for Barry Trotz as the Jack Adams winner and Tim Thomas as the Vezina Trophy winner.  But you knew this way before the Stanley Cup was decided.

Links after the jump.

Your Wednesday links:

The best of the season will be honored tonight. NHL.com breaks down the top contenders in the primary categories.

New rules have been implemented for safety by the Board of Governors.  Puck Daddy.

Must reading.  Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts.

How does a group go out and spend $156,679?  Puck Daddy breaks down the Bruins bar tab.

It’s official, the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg has been approved.  TSN.ca.

Chris Johnson breaks down tonights winners.  I’m kinda nervous about these.  Canadian Press.

Buzzing The Net has the top 10 players to keep your eyes on in the upcoming draft.

Why the other 29 teams didn’t win the Stanley Cup.  The Sports Caddy.

Some off season to do lists around the NHL.  Down Goes Brown.

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