We don't have any famous Canadian acts to fill in the spaces between the meat and potatoes of the proceedings, but it's not going to stop us from having our own awards show, er, story for the third straight season.
Everyone is getting what they want in Toronto. Mats Sundin will stay with an underachieving team that has no chance of making the playoffs, and fans get a 37-year-old captain who declined to help the team in the best way he could.
When it comes to doping, drinking and gambling allegations, the NHL says all the right things. But when it comes to on-ice incidents that can really hurt the game's reputation, the league repeatedly misses the mark.