Kukla's Korner

Kings Have Youth On Their Side

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sam McCaig of the Hockey News,

... In other words, the Kings aren’t exactly headed in the right direction.

Or are they?

Take a close look at L.A.’s roster and there’s hope on the horizon.

The Kings already boast a handful of burgeoning stars up front in forwards Anze Kopitar (20 years and 11 months), Patrick O’Sullivan (23), Dustin Brown (23) and Alexander Frolov (26).

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Charges Against O’Byrne Dropped

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via the Toronto Star,

Charges levied against a Montreal Canadiens defenceman following an incident at a Tampa Bay nightclub last February have been dropped.

Ryan O’Byrne had been charged with grand theft.

State attorney Pam Bondi says the charges against the Victoria, B.C., native were dropped after he read an apology in court to the victim and agreed to do community service in Canada.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ryan+o'byrne

Andrew Raycroft: “I still have it”

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Adrian Dater at All Things Avs

Raycroft ripped the Toronto media some, for taking comments he made about not watching much hockey away from the rink and branding him as a guy who isn’t dedicated to the game. “I made it to the NHL and have spent the last 20 years of my life dedicated to hockey. I think that shows some commitment,” Raycroft said.

He said he’s looking forward to working with a full-time goalie coach in Jeff Hackett, instead of just a part-timer like the Leafs had, in Bob Essensa. He said he’s working out hard this summer, and is currently in Denver looking for a place for the coming year.

His overall assessment of his future: “I know I still have it.”

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+raycroft

What To Do With Bouwmeester

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Even if they get off to a great start, even if they look like a playoff team, will it be enough to keep Bouwmeester in sandals for the long haul? Rookie head coach Pete De Boer represents the fifth head coach to pilot the Panthers since Bouwmeester arrived in the fall of 2002, with Mike Keenan, Rick Dudley, John Torchetti and Martin having all had at least a brief twirl at the post.

And so the Panthers face the grisly prospect that after years of showing so little whatever, they might show in the coming months it might not be nearly enough to keep yet another core piece from sliding away in a market where all too few people care to begin with.

more

from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

So let’s get this straight, shall we? Bouwmeester is now going to sit back and wait to see if the Panthers have improved enough and are on the road to respectability before gracing them with a decision on whether or not he’ll return?

When exactly does Bouwmeester himself begin to accept some of the responsibility for the on-ice fortunes of the Panthers? If he’s supposed to be their undisputed No. 1 defenseman, shouldn’t he be expected to have a major part in leading the way to the Panthers becoming a playoff team?

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Florida Panthers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jay+bouwmeester

Death of Flames Prospect, Renaud, is Explained

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Canadian Press,

The family of a budding hockey star who died mysteriously last winter near Windsor, Ont., says he died of an underlying heart condition.

Mickey Renaud, captain of the Ontario Hockey League Windsor Spitfires, died in February at his home in nearby Tecumseh.

In a statement, his family says an autopsy determined that the 19-year-old player died of a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

continued…

*Previous report on KK is here.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Calgary Flames, Non-NHL Hockey, Minor League, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mickey+renaud, ohl, ontario+hockey+league

Wild Puts Parrish on Waivers

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Michael Russo at Russo’s Rants,

According to an NHL source, the Wild has placed Bloomington-born, Plymouth resident Mark Parrish on waivers.

If he clears the 24-hour waivers, it is likely he will be bought out of the remaining three years of his contract and will become a free agent.

Parrish spent much of his two seasons with his hometown Wild in Jacques Lemaire’s doghouse.

continued…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mark+parrish

Nick Kypreos is Wrong

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Aaron Portzline at Puck-rakers writes:

Apparently, Nick Kypreos reported on Sportsnet last night that the Blue Jackets were going to trade defenseman Jan Hejda and a fourth-round pick to the Flyers for winger Mike Knuble.

This is ridiculous. This is crazy. This will not happen. Not a chance.

Well, that seems pretty definitive.  Although this doesn’t stop the kids on HF Boards from tackling the rumor from every angle they can think of as well (and Kypreos doesn’t fare too well there either.)

Must be a slow day in rumor land.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, jan+hejda, mike+knuble, nick+kypreos

Name That Player

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Paul Kukla’s blog at NHL.com today is full of random observations and questions.  For instance: 

Quick quiz—During the last eight seasons, this NHL player has not scored more than 30 goals, but has had at least 20 goals a season during that time period. He also plays for my surprise team for the upcoming season.  Any guesses?

read on for more NHL talk

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

German Players Face Suspension

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via the Hockey News,

Five members of Germany’s ice hockey squad face a three-month suspension for failing to comply with requirements on doping tests.

The players weren’t named but all failed twice to notify NADA - Germany’s national anti-doping agency - about their whereabouts for out-of-competition tests, the trade magazine Eishockey News said.

continued

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

Digger…Departing

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Teddy Kulfan coined a phrase.  He was the first Deep Digger Captain.  Fifty years from now when A2Y is finally acknowledged as the greatest blog ever invented anywhere on any internet, he will be given credit as one of the inspirations.

But he’s a former Digger now. 

And here’s how it went down.  An Abel to Yzerman Deep Digger Departing Exclusive.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 5100 5101 5102 5103 5104 >  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