The NHL finally released a more complete list of performers and presenters for the annual NHL Awards Show that will be held at the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms in Las Vegas next Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. CDT.
Actor and comedian Jay Mohr will serve as host for the awards show. Previously announced entertainment includes actor Mark Wahlberg, Snoop Dogg, Florida rockers Shinedown, and the world famous Cirque du Soleil.
Other presenters and guests include from Hollywood, actors Jamie Kennedy, John Slattery, Kevin Zegers, and Leven Rambin; director D.B. Sweeney; music producer Travis Barker, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
From the TV world comes CBC host Ron MacLean, CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos, and Reese Waters, host of “The Daily Line”. Former NHLers Luc Robitaille, Jeremy Roenick, Guy Lafleur and Eddie Olczyk also will present awards.
At 4:00 local Vegas time, there will be a red carpet event in front of the Palm's main entrance where all nominees, entertainers and presenters will parade past throngs of onlookers before entering the theater for the show itself.
For those looking for a last minute quick trip, tickets are still available for the show and star-studded after party at the Palms Pool and Bungalows. The show will be broadcast live on Versus Network in the US and on the CBC in Canada.
Puck Daddy has an interesting take on Jay "hockey sucks" Mohr being named host.
In Pred Nation...
Jim Diamond has the news that a French language web site is reporting that he Predators have resigned Francis Bouillon to a new two year deal. Hopefully we will see the official agreement with numbers later today. Here is the link to the other site.
Paul Fenton gives his thoughts on the NHL Combine at Predators.com.
Chris Rydburg has a good take on the Pred's roster heading into the draft and free agency period.
Around the NHL...
Matt Reitz announces the Vezina Trophy winner "Blogger style" this morning.
Cam Neely was officially named the President of the Boston Bruins yesterday.
The leadership of the upcoming 2010 Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit was announced on Wednesday. Daniel Alfredsson, Brian Burke, Hayley Wickenheiser, and Steve Yzerman should provide a variety of styles at the event that will be held in Toronto from Aug. 23-26.
From @TheYotesDiva Dave Strader ( @TheVoiceDS ) says Ice Edge has secured funding to purchase the Coyotes, it will be announced friday. Here's more from the Arizona Republic.
Here is the current official order of the draft presented in a couple of formats by NHL.com.
The World Champion Chicago Blackhawks were one of the first teams to announce their preseason schedule which includes a game in Winnipeg against the Lightning and a game at the new Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh also announced their schedule with the first game in the new arena on September 22 against the Red Wings. The Pen's home games will start at 7:08 in their new home instead of 7:30 at the old Mellon.
The AHL announced their realignment for the full thirty teams for next season.
Steve Lapore discusses Dwayne Klessel's (aka Eklund) latest wild trade "rumor".
From @adamjahns: I'm told Patrick Sharp and coach Joel Quenneville also will be at the NHL awards. They will need someone to carrt the cup.
Intent to Blow covers the sad story of hockey fans attempting to get their sports fix from World Cup soccer.
Here's 25 things about Hockey Girl Dahlia Kurtz (includes nekkid picture).
Odds and Ends...
The We Are Nashville Flood Relief Benefit is tonight at the Red Rooster Bar and Music Hall at 1530 Demonbreun from 6-9 p.m. A $10 donation is requested. There is free beer for the first 100 guests and there will be plenty of auction items.
If you are reading this, you may be suffering from brain rot as this writer seems to think of folks that use the Internet extensively. Funny that the article is on the Internet.
For fans of The Office, "Gabe" the goofy Sabre guy will return as a full time cast person next season.
Twellow is the Yellow Pages of Twitter. Interesting.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass