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Will Arnett hedges his bets, picks the Stanley Cup winner in hilarious video

NHL Awards host Will Arnett will have you believe he correctly picked the Stanley Cup winner before the post-season began. Or, in Tampa Bay’s case, before the Lightning were even a team.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Picking the Stanley Cup before the playoffs start — let alone before the season begins — isn’t an easy feat.

That’s especially true for this post-season. Of the final four, the Pittsburgh Penguins were hot coming into the playoffs but without their starting goaltender, the Tampa Bay Lightning were without the services of Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman, the San Jose Sharks were up against the possession-juggernaut Los Angeles Kings in the first round and the St. Louis Blues had to get past the defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks before a meeting with the division-champion Dallas Stars.

Suffice to say, a lot of brackets were busted early, and that’s even without including the upset that saw the Anaheim Ducks exit in Round One at the hands of the Nashville Predators.

But amidst all the busted brackets stood one famous face, Will Arnett, actor and host of the 2016 NHL Awards, who had a foolproof strategy for picking the Stanley Cup winner. Take a look:

Hard not to love the video cutting him off before he can get to the end of his joke about “singing the Blues,” and it was hard not to laugh at the close up of his five-year-old self’s handwritten note about the Lightning taking home the Cup.

This is probably a taste of what fans can expect at the NHL Awards with Arnett as the host. In the past, he has had some fun with the Toronto Maple Leafs and even taken some shots at then-league disciplinarian and current Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan. Hopefully this mean’s we’ll get a few more sketches from Arnett at the awards show on June 34th 22nd.



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