Damian Cox' tweet: So if you're H. Sedin, would u rather get the Hart from the writers, or the Lindsay from the players? Same question for A. Ovechkin.
Post NHL Awards - Caps captain speaks to the media about winning the Ted Lindsay Award for the NHLPA MVP
Ovechkin: The players award is the hardest to win.
Capitals Insider, June 23, 2010:
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, given to the NHLPA's choice for most outstanding player.)
"I'd like to congratulate Alex Ovechkin on receiving this award after another great year. Receiving this nod of respect from your peers carries a lot of meaning, and I know Alex will cherish this honour"
Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin poses with the Ted Lindsay award trophy during the NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) via FanFeedr
Ovi's flip cam dies, has some interesting stuff on it 06.23.2010 / 6:54 PM PT
Alex Ovechkin was being filmed and filming everyone else with his flip cam as he walked the red carpet. The problem is his flip cam was dying and he had to turn it off and pack it away.
However, before he turned the camera off he said he managed to film a lot of "beautiful ladies." And, of course, he smiled as he said that.
If it's one thing Ovi knows it's how to be Hollywood. He's perfect for a red carpet.
-- Dan Rosen
Ron Maclean and Ted Lindsay hand the Lindsay Award to...06.23.2010 / 7:59 PM PT
Could this be a prelude to the Hart Trophy? Ovi has won this award three straight years now. He won the Hart the last two years and he is up for it again tonight.
Maclean, wearing the shiniest tux I have seen on TV, opened the envelope and Lindsay announced Ovi as the winner.
This one used to be the Lester B. Pearson Award, but it's aptly named now in favor of Ted Lindsay. It goes to the player voted most outstanding in the NHL and it's voted on by the players. This award is a big deal to the players because their peers are the ones that vote for it.
Ovi said "it was a tough night last night." I think he would retire to Vegas if he could. He gave kudos to his late brother, which was really nice. But, just as he was supposed to leave the stage, well, he wouldn't do it.
They introduced Reese Waters, the host of the Daily Line on Versus, but Ovi wouldn't go away. He never does. He's everywhere and you can't get rid of him. He's persistent.
Was it awkward? Yes. Was it hilarious? Yes.
-- Dan Rosen
"I'd like to thank my beautiful fiancée, Ovi is sitting next to her. Ovi keep your hands off."LOL