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A deserved win in Carolina.

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins - Game Five Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Well folks, Friday has arrived!

You made it to the end of the work week. Hopefully, your Friday is filled with nothing but smooth sailing.

The NHL announced the winner of the Jack Adams Award last night, awarded to the league’s best coach.

The winner? Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Brind’Amour took it in a landslide, finishing nearly 200 voting points ahead of Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild.

Bruce Cassidy finished tied for 11th in voting, receiving a single second-place vote. Also receiving a single second-place vote? David Quinn, who got canned by the New York Rangers.

The voting doesn’t make a ton of sense, I guess is the take-home point here.

Brind’Amour probably deserves this nod, as he’s been excellent as coach of the Hurricanes. Evason probably got more out of less in Minnesota, but Brind’Amour is a deserving winner.

Plus, he managed to not get eliminated by the Bruins this season! Baby steps.

Today’s highlight

I’ll join the chorus of people saying “of course he found out while he was in the gym.”

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