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BREAKING: NHL Plans To Cancel Massive Upcoming Event

Published February 19, 2024 at 4:19 PM
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At the end of each NHL season, the league holds an award show where players receive honors like the Hart Trophy and Vezina Trophy. However, there's speculation that the NHL Awards might be on the chopping block.

NHL Plans To Cancel The NHL Awards According To Insider



Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman discussed on The 32 Thoughts Podcast that the NHL could follow the NBA's lead by presenting awards during the playoffs. This means players would receive their trophies either on game days or the day before, with fans cheering them on.

Friedman on 32TP says he doesn't expect there to be much of an award show this year, they're talking about copying the NBA, where they award the trophy during the playoffs, either on game day or the day before, then the player gets rewarded with a big ovation in front of the fans




Friedman doesn't anticipate a big award show this year either. It seems the NHL is considering a shift towards award presentations during playoff events, similar to the NBA.

Many support the idea of scrapping the NHL Awards altogether. They argue that the show has lost its appeal and viewership is declining. Additionally, players might prefer not having to attend an awards ceremony right at the start of their offseason.

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