A Night With the Stars: An Insiders Take On the NHL Awards

June 27th, 2010 by Sergei Miledin Leave a reply »
I had the opportunity to attend the NHL awards at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada last Wednesday.

Never having attended one before, I certainly didn’t know what to expect once showtime came. Prior to the actual show, fans were invited to gather around the red carpet, where players, their families, and the NHL's top dogs walked en route to the Pearl Concert Theater.

Many of the nominees and regular season winners stopped to be interviewed prior to walking in. And some, such as Henrik Sedin, Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby, and Martin Brodeur, who had already secured their individual awards, would be presented with their hardware and later replayed to viewers to make it seem live.

Once inside the hotel, guests made their way to their seats and were briefed by the producer on how the show would run, and when to produce applause or reactions to pre-taped events, such as the performance by Snoop Dogg.

Audience members were forbidden to take any pictures or videos. But seeing how I don’t attend league award shows often, I figured I would risk getting told to turn my cameras off anyway.

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