Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Award Times for the Sabres

by Anne

April means the end of the NHL regular season and starts the nominees for NHL Awards to be announced.

The first award to reveal some of its nominees is the NHL's Masterton Trophy which goes to the NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

There should be no doubt about the Sabres' nominee this year: Teppo. The man had open heart surgery and is still a professional athlete in a sport that is among the least forgiving for the body.

Congrats Teppo! You deserve the nomination and I hope you earn the award!

Still a stone cold fox

Also! Down on the farm some more nominations!

Derek "Noodles" Whitmore has been named the Pirates' Man of the Year and is now a nominee for the AHL's Yanick Dupre Memorial Award. Noodles has done a lot of work this season in the Portland community you can read about them all here. He also writes a weekly blog for a local Portland newspaper and, if you read this blog, you must know is pretty much my favorite thing any hockey player can do besides win a game.

Seriously, remind me never to be photographed with Mike Kostka.
He is the most photogenic person on the planet

Noodles tells the kids what's what.

Finally, Gerbe Derby and TK are among the frontrunners for the AHL Rookie of the Year Award known as the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award. The AHL Insider e-mail I received featured a picutre of Nathan Gerbe so I'm pretty sure that means he's a lock for the award. Right?


  1. Ahhh, I love Mike Kostka. <3 He looks a lot like Pommers from the side. And the front.

    Yay Teppo! I hope he can get it. (: Even if he doesn't, we'll still know how dedicated he is to the sport of hockey and the team.

  2. Teppo better win this or we should all protest hockey... OK maybe not... Just saying.


Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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