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Your James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner

Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the defenseman demonstrating "the greatest all-around ability in the position," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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Your Frank J. Selke Award Winner

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for a record-tying fourth time in recognition of "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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Your Ted Lindsay Award Winner

LAS VEGAS/ TORONTO (June 21, 2017) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today that Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers is the recipient of the 2016-17 Ted Lindsay Award after garnering the most votes from his fellow players for his exceptional season. The Ted Lindsay Award is presented annually “to the most outstanding player in the NHL,” as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

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Video- Gary Bettman After Today’s BOG Meeting

via NHL.com,

Commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the focal points at this year's Board of Governors Meeting, from rule changes to salary cap changes.

 

 

Dan Rosen of NHL.com has a written recap too.

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Evening Line- Ted Lindsay

"As long as I can keep in good health, I'll do whatever I can and stay involved however I can. Hockey is the greatest game in the world, bar none. You don't hide when you get on the ice. You can't hide. You either show that you've got something, or you don't have anything."

- NHL great Ted Lindsay.  Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has much more on Lindsay from Las Vegas.

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Open Post- NHL Awards And Expansion Draft

It should be an interesting night.  Watch on NBCSN and Sportsnet beginning at 8:00pm ET.

Feel free to comment and and mention the award winners, expansion draft picks, etc.  I will be recapping in another post when the night is complete.

Below, I have embedded a Twitter list of around 100 hockey folks I follow, and you can too.

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The Leaks Keep On Coming

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The Order For Tonight’s NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2017) – The National Hockey League announced today the order of presentation for tonight’s 2017 NHL Awards™ presented by T-Mobile. Hosted by actor Joe Manganiello and featuring a performance by alt-rock band Arkells, NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live from T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The scheduled order of award presentations is as follows (subject to change):

Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player as Voted by NHLPA)
Presenters: Ted Lindsay, Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier

Frank J. Selke Trophy (Forward Who Best Excels in the Defensive Aspects of the Game)
Presenters: Bob Gainey and Jay Baruchel

James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenseman)
Presenters: Denis Potvin and Jay Baruchel

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NBCSN Has Coverage Of The NHL Awards And The Expansion Draft Tonight

via a press release from NBC,

Wednesday night’s coverage on NBCSN will feature a combination of the annual NHL Awards ceremony and the NHL Expansion Draft. The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft will fill the roster of the Vegas Golden Knights, the league’s first expansion team since 2000, when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined. Vegas will select one player from each of the 30 current NHL teams. Each team has a protected list which from Vegas cannot select a player.

The 2017 NHL Awards will celebrate the best regular-season players in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) also will be awarded.

NHL on NBC hosts Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister, and Emmy Award-winning ’Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will provide commentary from T-Mobile Arena, alongside Sportsnet’s Daren Millard, and actor Joe Manganiello, who will host the event.

My understanding via tweets from hockey people is there will be award announcements, an expansion draft pick here and there, more awards, more picks, etc.

 

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Vladimir Tarasenko’s Journey

from Vladimir Tarasenko at The Players' Tribune,

I want to tell you story. But I will get something off my chest first.

I get upset when I can’t score. I want to score … I am supposed to score. This, for me, is my job. In playoffs, I didn’t score enough. I am sorry to St. Louis. I feel like I didn’t do as much as I should. I know we had World Cup in September, new coach, players injured — but are there excuses?

No. Excuses … it’s for loser. And I am not loser. I am winner.

I want us to win more than ever. I will get back to this. But now, story.

It’s about my first game of hockey. Not with St. Louis Blues — my first game of hockey ever.

In the story, it’s 1999. I am seven. We have this tournament, back home in Russia, during school breaks — fall, winter and spring. First one I play in is fall. I am ready.

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About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

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