Only yesterday did I bring myself to watch the NHL Awards which I had recorded but kept avoiding. But I had the day off, I was killing time, and so I fired it up.
I knew it wouldn’t be great because it’s never great. Never. In fact, the NHL Awards show just might be the worst awards show out there. But I decided to watch the entire thing because there’s usually good shots of the players wives and girlfriends. And I fastforwarded any Bruins parts.
So here’s what I found along with the usual drivel and production mistakes. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis was nominated and actually won General Manager of the Year, and when they showed his picture on the big screen, it was Steve Tambellini, GM of the Edmonton Oilers, with Gillis’ name on the pic. A billion dollar business and they screw this up.
Here’s the photo. And that’s Tambellini you’re looking at.
Below, the real Mike Gillis.