I understand totally why the NHL chose to not have a host for the 2012 NHL Awards. Why concentrate all of the terrible jokes and awkward pauses on just one person when you can make several people unfunny instead?
In all honesty they need a host. While watching the red carpet show yesterday, I noticed how the lead singer of Nickelback, Chad Kroeger, has started to look remarkably like former Kids in the Hall cast member Scott Thompson. Witness:
It's almost like they're the same person (except one of them is talented)! I'm not the only one who saw it. After I tweeted my suggestion yesterday, George Malik, who is the Detroit Red Wings blogger for Kukla's Korner, agreed with me:
I stand by my suggestion to @hildymac regarding a Nickelback singer's resemblance to Scott Thompson sans moustache. SCOTT THOMPSON.— George Malik (@georgemalik) June 20, 2012
Red Wings and Blues bloggers agreeing on something? End times. Bank on it. It's hard not to agree with such an awesome idea, though. Just take Chalet 2000, add Canadian guys in suits who look like they want to go home, and then toss in Queen Elizabeth II. Stir, and pour into one of Buddy's martini glasses.
My God, a funny Canadian who knows hockey hosting (and, God willing, writing) the NHL awards? I'd tune in even if the Blues weren't up for anything.