Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Why Will Arnett Is Awesome

Will Arnett is a pretty funny guy, a great actor, and a definite hockey fan. He has been spotted, as seen here with Louis C.K., at a number of hockey games, and even made a sizable donation to the Winnipeg chapter of the United Way when he stopped in the Manitoba capital to take in a Jets game so that kids could go to Jets games. I happen to like the work that Will Arnett does as an actor, but I'm really starting to appreciate his love for the game of hockey. Being a Canadian, I can't really blame him for loving the sport, but his time in Hollywood could have softened him a little.

We found out Wednesday night that he is perfectly capable of combining hockey with comedy in his sketch dedicated to Brendan Shanahan and his role as the NHL's disciplinarian. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Here's the clip.

That, readers, is pure gold. It was great to see Evgeni Malkin be recognized as the best player from last season with a plethora of trophies, Erik Karlsson be recognized for his fantastic season as a rearguard, and Henrik Lundqvist cap his season with a new addition to the mantle for his puck-stopping prowess, but Will Arnett's addition to the program made the NHL Awards show extremely entertaining.

My only wish is that he was given more opportunity to have some fun with other NHL personalities. But there's always next season, right?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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