Kukla's Korner

Welcome To The NHL Patrik Laine

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

But Laine has never, ever, experienced anything like a cutthroat NHL training camp before.

And the first few days of his first one with the Winnipeg Jets have opened his eyes and screamed into his ears: he's not in Finland, or even the pro league in Switzerland, anymore.

“We don't normally have nothing like the training camp,” Laine said, Wednesday. “Everybody comes to the practice and we don't have to kind of race (for) the spots on the team. We just come there and practise and then play. And we don't have that many guys there. We just have the team and we're just practising with them.

“Here you have those guys that want to take your spot and want to be ahead of you in the roster. Back home there's no such thing.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: patrik+laine

Jimmy Howard Will Play The Full Game Friday Night At The Joe

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Ansar Khan tweets,

Jimmy Howard will play entire preseason game tomorrow vs. Bruins at JLA (7:30, FSD Plus, WWJ-AM 950), Jeff Blashill said.

Blashill said he'll go with primarily same lineup that played Tuesday. One exception is Filip Hronek (2nd pick in '16) in place of Paetsch.

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Video- Seven Minutes Of Sidney Crosby At Game 1 Of The World Cup Final

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sidney+crosby

Meet Steve Ott And His Chirping

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Recap Of Wings/Bruins From The Boston Side Plus A Feature On Tomas Tatar

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

GOLD STAR: Take your pick: Steve Ott, Drew Miller and Luke Glendening torched the Bruins with veteran savvy and toughness against a very young defensemen unit trying to survive in the second preseason game. Ott and Glendening each scored a goal and finished with three points, and Miller finished with a goal and two points while all three forwards had a plus-3 rating for the night. All of their goals came off winning battles, crashing the net and taking advantage of defensive miscues. The goals provided a good lesson to the young kids that have a ways to go before they’re NHL ready at this point in their careers. It certainly must have been a kick to the stones to many Bruins fans when “Brave” Steve Ott was named the No. 1 Star of the game after it was all over, but that was certainly appropriate.

continued

Larry Lage of the AP has a feature on the play of Tomas Tatar at the World Cup.

"He's going to the net," Canada coach Mike Babcock said. "Tats has great skill and great determination to score. He's a good hockey player. He was real good for me when I was in Detroit. He wants to be in big situations."

more at The Olympian...

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

The World Cup Of Hockey Could End Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The World Cup of Hockey trophy, whatever the heck they call that monstrosity of an award that goes to the winner of the event, will be in the Air Canada Centre Thursday night as Canada tries to lock down its third consecutive best-on-best championship when it faces Team Europe.

There's no question that the air has gone out of this tournament somewhat in recent days -- especially after Team Europe upended heavily favored Sweden in the semifinals, giving Canada what most believed would be an easy path to a tournament title in the best-of-three finals.

Of course, Team Europe had other plans and played a near-perfect game in the opening title of the finals on Tuesday night before ultimately falling 3-1. Europe head coach Ralph Krueger and his players were defiant in the wake of the loss, insisting that they took no moral victories from essentially playing Canada to a standstill before losing because of a couple of defensive breakdowns.

continued

Filed in: Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Patrick Maroon Suffers An Apparent Leg Injury

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal,

The outcome can immediately be forgotten — Vancouver and Edmonton remain tied with 0 points — with the major concern being the health or otherwise of Patrick Maroon. The burly left winger, one of the better Oilers in this sloppy affair, left the game with a leg injury midway through the third period after an awkward hit by Vancouver’s James Sheppard. Maroon’s status was unknown after the game, but it didn’t look good at all.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: patrick+maroon

Jared Coreau Continues To Improve In Goal

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

When you're a 6-foot-6, 235-pound goaltender, you don't need to be constantly flailing your arms and legs to stop the puck. You're already taking up much of the net.

After a dreadful first pro season spent mostly with the Toledo Walleye, Jared Coreau has had two strong seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins. It earned him a two-year extension from the Detroit Red Wings, the second year of which is a one-way deal (NHL salary only), when he might be backing up Petr Mrazek.

"The biggest improvement is learning to use his size and calm his game down," Blashill said. "When he first got to GR, he was real athletic but he was kind of all over the ice, he was outside his cage a lot. Now he's much calmer, he lets the puck come to him and he understands with his size he only has to move millimeters, he doesn't have to move inches or anything greater than that."

Coreau stopped 35-of-36 shots Wednesday, going the distance in a 5-1 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. He has stopped 52-of-54 shots (.963 save percentage) in 89 minutes of preseason action.

Blashill credited Jeff Salajko, the Red Wings new goaltending coach who has worked in the organization the past two years, for aiding Coreau's development.

"When he started his first year pro it was a really, really tough year and him and I had a real hard conversation and he took some things and went in the summer and got way better and he's been a different goalie ever since," Blashill said. "When you're big and you improve like that, you never know what the limit is and he just keeps getting better."

continued

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Video- What’s Up With The Bare-Handed High-Fives?

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

More than once tonight.

 

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

If You Want To Talk Wings/Bruins Pre-Season Game

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Earlier today the Boston Bruins mentioned the game tonight was going to be streamed, now not so much....

BOSTON - The Bruins have announced the roster for their second preseason game, against the Detroit Red Wings, on Wednesday night at TD Garden at 7 p.m.

You can listen live on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

So this post is just to update you on that and if you wish to discuss the game, maybe you found a stream, feel free to do so.

As far as I know, no radio or TV from the Wings side and Detroit's lineup is below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  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