Kukla's Korner

Niklas Kronwall discusses the Red Wings’ coaching change and adding Mike Green

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Via RedWingsFeed, Fox Sports Detroit's Andrea Nelson penned an article in which she speaks with Niklas Kronwall about the Red Wings' coaching change and the addition of Mike Green to the blueline:

"[Blashill] was great as an assistant but I think all along, Blash might feel that he’s a head coach and I think he wants things done a certain way,” said Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall. “And I think it’s great. He went down to Grand Rapids, got the opportunity there, did great, and now he’s got an opportunity here.”

Plus, Blashill hasn’t received anything but good reviews from the former Griffins players.

“He’s had most of the guys in here, most of the younger guys, play for him in GR when they won it and they have nothing bad to say about him,” Kronwall said. “They all got positive things to say about him which is encouraging and it’ll be exciting with a new voice, we’re looking forward to the opportunity.”

Nelson continues, and here's what Kronwall has to say about Mike Green:

“Really an offensively gifted defenseman, another thing we haven’t had in years,” Kronwall said of Green. “So we’re hoping for him to just come in here and do his thing. Contribute offensively, join the rush when you can and I thought it was a great addition and excited to get to see him and get to meet him and play with him.”

Update: FYI: NHL.com released its Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings, and Henrik Zetterberg (37), Pavel Datsyuk (55), Gustav Nyquist (87), Tomas Tatar (97), Mike Green (111), Jimmy Howard (153), Petr Mrazek (158), Niklas Kronwall (160), Justin Abdelkader (176) and Brad Richards (231) made the cut.

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Andrei Vasilevskly Has Surgery To Treat Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had successful surgery on Thursday, September 3 to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced this morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Karl Illig, Director of Vascular Surgery at Tampa General Hospital. Vasilevskiy is expected to fully recover and he should be able to return to the ice in 2-3 months.

The 21-year-old Vasilevskiy played 16 regular season games for the Lightning in 2014-15, compiling a record of 7-5-1 with a .918 save percentage and a 2.36 goals-against average with one shutout. Vasilevskiy also appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoff games.

added 10:30am,

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrei+vasilevskly

What Do You Expect From Tomas Tatar?

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Helene St. Kames of the Detroit Free Press,

Looking ahead: Once Datsyuk (ankle surgery) is healthy and, presumably, on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader --with a second line likely consisting of Gustav Nyquist, Brad Richards and Darren Helm -- Tatar could find himself on the third line (plus power-play minutes). In theory, that should give Tatar plenty of open space and, in turn, give the Wings a considerable third-line punch. If not, Tatar has proved he can handle being a top-six forward and is capable of being, at the very least, a 20-goal scorer. He's a great locker room guy, too, because of his aura of irrepressible delight.

more

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Video- All Todd McLellan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet,

Gene Principe sat down with new Oilers head coach Todd McLellan to talk about everything from Connor McDavid to goaltending to the high expectations of Edmonton’s patient fans.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: todd+mclellan

Report- The Latest On The Patrick Kane Case

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from WGRZ,

2 On Your Side's Scott Levin has learned that a woman who was with Patrick Kane's alleged rape victim has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury on September 8.

Chicago Blackhawks player and south Buffalo native Patrick Kane is the focus of a rape investigation by Hamburg Police, although he has not been charged in the case....

Former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark says he does not expect any decisions to be made by the grand jury before the end of this month. In fact, he says this process could take weeks or even months to play out.

"Right now, it looks as though the decider as to whether or not Patrick Kane is guilty of any criminal conduct or not will be an Erie County grand jury," says Clark.

With no criminal charges filed, a grand jury will take up the Kane case. Clark says the grand jury process may have started some time ago.

"They may have been listening to the case for a while, and we're just finding out about it. Or it could be that both the police and the prosecutor felt that they had some investigative work to do before they were comfortable in starting a grand jury action," he says.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: patrick+kane

The Outlook For Mike Green

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

2015-16 outlook: The Red Wings filled their biggest need of the past couple of seasons by signing this right-handed shooting offensive defenseman.

He'll provide a much-needed scoring boost to a blue line that has relied essentially on Niklas Kronwall as its lone offensive threat. Green is a good skater who will frequently join the rush and has a terrific wrist shot. He'll also quarterback the top power-play unit.

Green has defensive deficiencies, which is why coach Jeff Blashill intends to pair him with Danny DeKeyser, who should help erase some of his mistakes. The other concern regarding Green is his durability, as he's been injury-prone in recent seasons.

Key question: How big an offensive boost will the Red Wings' defense get with Green?

more

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Evening news: Zetterberg on the coaching change, Datsyuk & Wings’ additions; Nyquist a happy camper

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of Red Wings-related note this evening, continuing the post-practice scrum theme:

MLive's Ansar Khan took note of Henrik Zetterberg's comments about one Mike Babcock's decision to leave the team, and while the move surprised some Wings, Zetterberg told Khan that he knew change was in the air:

"I want to thank Mike for the time he had here, but I think both him and us probably decided it was time," Zetterberg said.

He wasn't surprised Babcock bolted for an eight-year, $50 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs or the enormous buzz the entire process created.

"I kind of figured that out, that he was moving on and obviously the media attention all along was big," Zetterberg said. "But for us players who weren't playing – we were kind of on vacation already -- we didn't really get that effect of it, but I heard from the guys who were around here still that it was a big deal."

Zetterberg also spoke with NHL.com's Paul Harris about the changes afoot...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Sergei Fedorov’s former financial advisor faces jail time

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Sergei Fedorov's former financial manager, Joseph Zada, has been convicted of embezzlement in Michigan, and the Free Press's Katrease Stafford reports that Zada has also been found guilty of fraud in Florida:

A former Grosse Pointe Shores man who swindled ex-Red Wings star Sergei Fedorov out of $43 million -- and millions from dozens of other unsuspecting victims -- was convicted in Florida today of 15 counts of fraud and two counts of making a false statement on a loan.

Joseph Zada, Fedorov's ex-financial manager, was charged in 2013 with scamming 28 investors, including Fedorov. Federal documents show that Zada was also found not guilty on one count of making a false statement on a loan.

Fedorov ,45, won three Stanley Cups and a Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player while a Red Wing from 1990-2003.

Zada swindled the money by pretending to be a rich and successful businessman with ties to Saudi Arabian oil ventures. Zada told potential investors that he could quickly turn investments into large profits.

According to Stafford, Zada was supposed to pay Fedorov $60 million back in 2009, but he's never paid Fedorov or the other victims, so he's going to jail for up to 20 years.

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Jonathan Toews Stresses Team Unity Regarding Patrick Kane Situation

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Tmes,

Jonathan Toews indirectly addressed the ongoing Patrick Kane situation on a Winnipeg radio station on Thursday, saying, “You stay together as a team.”

Toews was asked how, as captain, he deals with off-ice concerns such as the police investigation involving Kane and a woman in Hamburg, N.Y., though the radio host on TSN-1290 only referred to Kane as “one of your star teammates.” Toews said the Blackhawks can draw on recent experience.

“I think you’ve just got to have confidence that things like that will resolve themselves over time,” Toews told the Hustler and Lawless show. “And for the time being, you stay together as a team, you support your teammate [or] teammates that are maybe going through a rough patch. We saw it last year with some rumors that spread around social media about several guys in our locker room. It’s not the first time we’ve seen situations like that.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jonathan+toews, patrick+kane

Slava Voynov Taken Into Custody By U.S. Immigrations

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Nathan Fenno of the LA Times,

Slava Voynov was taken into custody Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, throwing the NHL future of the young Kings defenseman into question.

Voynov had been jailed at the Seal Beach Police Detention Center since July 7 following his no contest plea to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Los Angeles Superior Court.

After Voynov's release in Seal Beach, ICE took him into custody and is holding the Russian citizen at an unspecified detention facility pending a hearing by an immigration judge, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.

Because of the violent nature of Voynov's legal entanglement — which brought him to the attention of ICE in the first place — the agency didn't set a bond.

The Kings declined comment while Voynov's agent didn't immediately return a request for comment.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: slava+voynov

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla’s Korner

Kukla’s Korner is updated around the clock with the work of our own talented bloggers, plus links to the best hockey writing around the internet.  We strive to bring you all the breaking hockey news as it happens.

The home page allows you to see the latest postings from every blog on the site. Subscribe here.  For general inquiries and more, please contact us anytime.

image

 

Most Recent Posts

Feed

KK Hockey

Feed

The Malik Report

Feed

Abel to Yzerman

Feed

The Puck Stops Here

Feed

The Sabres Observer

Feed

The Upper Canadien

Feed

F Street Faithful

Feed

Above the Glass

Feed

Oil Patch

Feed

Hockey News Wire

Feed

KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments