Here are the Jack Adams Award finalists, given to the coach
adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success. The award
is voted on by the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association at
the end of the
Dave Tippett, Phoenix Coyotes
Sacco, Colorado Avalanche
Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators
There’s almost no doubt that this award will go to Dave Tippett who took a team that was the joke of the NHL, both as a team and as a franchise, and surprised the hockey world with one hell of a season. While they weren’t able to overcome the Detroit Red Wings, his team proved that winning hockey can and will be successful in Arizona.
The 2010 NHL Awards will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert
Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 23, 2010, on VERSUS in
the United States and CBC in Canada.
The schedule for the award nomination announcements:
Monday, April 19 – Vezina Trophy (top goaltender) Tuesday,
April 20 – Frank J. Selke Trophy (top defensive forward) Wednesday,
April 21 – Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (skill/sportsmanship) Thursday,
April 22 – Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie) Friday, April 23 –
James Norris Memorial Trophy (top defenseman) Monday, April 26 – Bill
Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey) Tuesday,
April 27 – NHL Foundation Player Award (contributions to charitable
causes) Wednesday, April 28 – Jack Adams Award (top head coach) Thursday,
April 29 – Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.