Kukla's Korner

Reflecting on Last Years Senators

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Peter O’Neil of Canwest in the Leader Post,

Former Ottawa Senators defencemen Wade Redden and Andrej Meszaros rejected Friday speculation that their former team’s collapse last year was linked to excessive partying.

The two players, who will play against each other here Saturday when Redden’s New York Rangers face the Tampa Bay Lightning, also said they never witnessed inappropriate off-season behaviour involving former teammate Ray Emery, who was asked during an interview with ESPN.com in August about whether he used recreational drugs.

Both players cited other reasons - Redden spoke of a failure to maintain the team’s historic commitment to team defence, while Meszaros suggested that exhaustion over the long playoff run the year before ultimately led to Ottawa’s second-half flop.

much more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrej+meszaros, ray+emery, wade+redden

The Players Have Never Been Richer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The senior (Jeremy) Jacobs remains optimistic that the players will not opt out of the CBA. Based on all-too-familiar history, NHL players without a collectively bargained deal usually end up locked-out, and out of work.

‘‘Pragmatically,’’ said Jacobs, who is also director of the league’s Board of Governors, ‘‘I think they should continue the course they’ve got—they’ve never been richer.’‘

Recognizing that, added Jacobs, he doesn’t have a firm read what the players will do in the weeks and months ahead.

more on Jacobs and the Bruins…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jeremy+jacobs

Checking Out Finnish Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Shawn Roarke at NHL.com

The fun in Helsinki started with our arrival at Hartwall Arena, where our two-bus caravan was met by a small horde of diehard fans, so happy and eager to see the Pittsburgh Penguins in the flesh. It reminds you just how lucky, as a North American, that the NHL game is so accessible to most of us.

Shortly after I settled into the press room, on of the NHL PR people asked if I had ever seen the practice rink here. I’ve seen hundreds of practice rinks in my day, so I almost passed on the offer to take in this one. I am glad I didn’t.

As I think I mentioned in my last post, Hartwall Arena is cut out of the surrounding bedrock and there are rock outcroppings along the corridors on the event level. Well, the practice rink is three floors below the event level and is carved entirely out of rock! 

That’s right, the Jokerit practice facility is a cave with an ice surface. Amazing!

read on for more from Europe

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Drury Named Rangers Captain

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

As expected…

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The Rangers will open the season in Prague tomorrow against the Lightning with Chris Drury wearing the captain’s “C” and current linemates Scott Gomez and Markus Naslund wearing the associate captains’ “A,” The Post has learned.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chris+drury

Ducks Send Ryan Down & Lindstrom Claimed By Chicago

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Anaheim Ducks,

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has made the following roster move:

Assigned to Iowa Chops (AHL) Training Camp:  Bobby Ryan – Right Wing

In addition, the Ducks announced that left wing Joakim Lindstrom has been claimed on waivers by Chicago.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bobby+ryan, joakim+lindstrom

Tallon Talks about Khabibulin’s Future

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Nick Kypreos and Daren Millard at the Fan 590 spoke with Chicago Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon this morning.

The GM of the Hawks joins Hockeycentral at Noon to discuss the progress of the Khabibulin situation, whether the team would consider sending him to the AHL, and how soon we could expect another development with the goalie.

Tallon expects the situation will be resolved before the start of his team’s NHL season.  Listen to the complete interview.

Update 2:28pm ET: At Sportsnet.ca another interview cited from Fan590 which featured these comments from Jay Grossman, Khabibulin’s agent:

“There are several teams that have expressed interest, with our permission being given by Chicago to talk to those teams.  At the same time, Chicago is aware of a number of options they have by virtue of trade, whether it be now or whether it be down the road.  We assume that at least as far as the start of the season is concerned that (Khabibulin’s status) would be determined well before then.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dale+tallon, nikolai+khabibulin

Big News For NHL Network in the U.S.

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I have given KK readers a few hints about this, now it is official!

NEW YORK (October 3, 2008) –

With more live game coverage than ever before, NHL Network today unveiled its U.S. broadcast schedule for the 2008-09 regular season. It includes 75 regular-season games, all in HD.

Highlighting the schedule is the inclusion of CBC’s award-winning Hockey Night In Canada, now available to U.S. fans through NHL Network for the first time. Every Saturday night, NHL Network will not only broadcast the live Hockey Night In Canada double-header, but also the CBC pre-game show Scotiabank Hockey Tonight and post-game show After Hours.

More details and complete broadcast schedule below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, NHL Network, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Any Difference?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Watched any exhibition games? Seen any difference in the goalie equipment that would lead you to believe scoring will be up this season? No? And no? Well, you’re not alone and it isn’t your eyes deceiving you either.

more and a huge amount of NHL bits too plus some Avery talk…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Hockey Equipment, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Season Over - Same Results

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP,

The Stanley Cup is staying put in Hockeytown, according to a simulation of the 2009-08 season by Electronic Arts using its “NHL 09 video” game.

The simulation shows the Detroit Red Wings defeating the Montreal Canadiens four games to two in the Stanley Cup final, with Pavel Datysuk capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Leader Of The Penguins

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

At an age when most of his contemporaries are trying to crack their first NHL lineups, Crosby needs only six points to crack the 300-point plateau.

Perhaps the best way to underline what he’s accomplished so far is to compare him to fellow star centers Vincent Lecavalier and Joe Thornton, both in the prime of Hall of Fame careers. And both, like Crosby, were 18-year-old rookies with huge expectations after being taken first overall in the draft. Thornton put up seven points in his rookie year, albeit in limited ice time; Lecavalier had 28. But Crosby was the youngest player in NHL history to reach the 100-point plateau.

Overall, Thornton put up 108 points in his first three seasons; Lecavalier 146. Crosby carries 294 into his fourth season.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sidney+crosby

« Previous       ‹ First  < 5107 5108 5109 5110 5111 >  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

 

image

 

image

 

image


Go Ad Free On KK

Kukla’s Korner is always a free service for readers, but it costs some money to maintain. If you’re ever in a position to donate a few dollars to help out, we’d be very appreciative.

 




Most Recent Posts

Feed

KK Hockey

Feed

Abel to Yzerman

Feed

The Malik Report

Feed

The Puck Stops Here

Feed

Tasca's Take

Feed

The Confluence

Feed

The Sabres Observer

Feed

Goal Line Report

Feed

Petshark: Talking Stick

Feed

The Goods on Fantasy Hockey

Feed

F Street Faithful

Feed

Devils Advocate

Feed

Above the Glass

Feed

The Upper Canadien

Feed

Oil Patch

Feed

23 Intently Staring Goalies

Feed

Iced Coffey

Feed

Hockey News Wire

Feed

KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments