Kukla's Korner

Time to Fire Michel Therrien!!!

Blog: KK Members Blog By Kevin182

Seriously, how long will it be till we see Michel Therrien fired? How many more excuses will we see? I saw the meltdown begin during Stanley Cup Finals calling the Wings cheaters with obstruction, diving, acting, and so on.

Yes he did coach the Pens to the SC Finals but now this is a different team with different players and you have to adjust. The excuses continued this season but last season it obviously worked. Michel has called out plenty of players and there were more excuses in interviews. Come on, when will you start coaching instead of making excuses and calling out your players.

After watching last night’s game against Toronto, I feel he needs to go. No more excuses after leading 2-0 and giving up 6 unanswered goals. If the playoffs started today; Therrien = FAIL. Hmmm maybe I need to make an excuse for writing this blog….

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Members Blog | Permalink
  Tags: michel+therrien

How Good Has Green Been?

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Mike Green of the Washington Capitals has been playing very well lately.  He broke Mike O’Connell’s record for most consecutive games played by a defenceman with a goal tonight, when he scored in his eighth straight game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  I am picking him as the Norris Trophy leader at this point in the season.  Despite those accolades, I think many people do not realize how good he has been lately.  Since January 1st, Mike Green has 27 points.  That is the second highest total of anyone in the entire league (Pavel Datsyuk has 28).  Among only defencemen, he leads second place Scott Niedermayer by eight points.  Those numbers are amazing.  If these numbers could be kept up an entire season, he would be a serious Norris Trophy (and Hart Trophy) candidate.  Even accepting that he doesn’t have the toughest defensive assignments, a defenceman who was second in league scoring would be amazing.

Filed in: | The Puck Stops Here | Permalink
 

Green Scores In 8th Straight Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bolts Report,

Washington’s Mike Green made NHL history on Saturday becoming the first defenseman in league history to score a goal in eight consecutive games.

Green, who leads all defenseman in goals, notched his 22ndh of the season at the 5:33 mark of the second period with a power play marker

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mike+green

Brodeur Talks After Practice

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Here’s how Brodeur’s informal meeting with the media went today.

Were you nervous for your first practice with the full team?

“No, not really. I knew was not going to get as much work in practice time. They said we were going to practice only for 20 minutes, so I said, ‘All right. I’m going ot have to some work after.’ So, I wasn’t really nervous. I was anxious to get going and see the speed of the shots, speed of the guys. It’s totally different than just making drills when guys are coming at a high pace. That’s why I need to practice, just to get used to that. It was good.”

Through the process of your recovery have you had any setbacks?

This one time—I don’t think I was on the ice yet—doing some of my rehab, I tweaked it pretty hard. It was the first time that broke scar tissue, so that panic. I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ And that was catching a lacrosse ball. We stopped right away and put ice (on it). I talked to (the doctor) and (he) was like, ‘Don’t worry about it. It’s going to happen.

much more

Filed in: NHL Teams, New Jersey Devils, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: martin+brodeur

Gretzky The Highest Paid Coach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Matthew Sekeres and David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

The Phoenix Coyotes are among the poorest teams in the NHL, but head coach Wayne Gretzky makes far more than any other coach in the league.

Gretzky earns between $7-million and $8-million (all currency U.S.) per year on a five-year contract, or more than seven times the average annual salary for an NHL head coach, according to several sources. The contract is so generous that even though Gretzky was said by one source to have agreed to defer up to half his salary this season, he would still be the best-paid bench boss in the league.

The huge compensation came based on the notion that Gretzky would help sell tickets at the Jobing.com Arena in suburban Glendale. But now, in Gretzky’s fourth season behind the bench, that does not appear to be the case.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: wayne+gretzky

Foote Ready To Join Avs Lineup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Craig Stancher of ColoradoAvalanche.com,

Defenseman Adam Foote will accompany his teammates on their trip to Detroit and could be available for Sunday’s game against the Red Wings. Following Saturday’s practice at Family Sports Center, Foote proclaimed himself, “ready to go.”

“It’s been awhile,” said Foote, who also mentioned the level of frustration that comes with being sidelined. “There always is when you’re injured, whether your team is winning or going through a lull. That will never change.

“The last couple of games we played with a lot of energy and we deserved better. We didn’t get the two points, but we have to stick with that same game plan.”

more on the Avs…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: adam+foote

Saturday Hockey Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Today on the Inside Hockey Radio Show with hosts James Murphy and Todd Carroll, their guests today are:  Asst. GM and NHL Hall of Famer Michel Goulet; Dave Bidini of the Rheostatics and author of “Five Hole: Tales of Hockey Erotica”; Michael Whalen of TSN; Pat Kelleher of USA Hockey to discuss “Hockey Weekend In America” taking place this weekend; Bob Snow of NHL.com who will give us the Campus Buzz, presented by Suffolk University’s Department of Communications and Journalism; and former NHLer Jim Cummins.


The show is on the air from 2-4pm ET on NHL Home Ice XM 204, , on TEAM 990 and also now on YouCastr.com.  You can call in at 1-877-645-6696 or email radio@insidehockey.com.

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Not A Way To Celebrate 100 Years Of Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail,

Fire the coach. Send the kid goalie to the minors. Trade the Russians. The panic button has truly been punched among fans of the Montreal Canadiens.

Like the song says, love hurts, and the anguish of heartbreak is palpable among the spurned legions of Habsland.

Their beloved NHL team is suddenly catastrophically bad and seems to have forgotten how to play, losing nine of 11 games going into last night’s match against the Colorado Avalanche - which the Habs won 4-2.

“Don’t they understand what this is doing to us? I’m embarrassed to leave the house,” wailed a caller named Stephane, one of hundreds of disconcerted fans to phone the city’s pre-eminent hockey open-line show in recent days on CKAC, the Habs’ French-language radio broadcaster.

continued

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

The Blue Jackets Strength Starts In Goal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch,

Hitchcock, like Holland, would begin his ideal team with a goaltender. In Dallas, he saw the before/after effect of Ed Balfour, whose work in net helped the Stars win the 1998-99 Stanley Cup.

“You don’t realize how important a goalie is until you have one,” he said. Which is why the Blue Jackets are so better positioned for a deep run into the playoffs, once they finally get there, than many teams.

Would Mason, who appears fully recovered from mononucleosis that kept him out of the previous three games, be able to hold up under playoff pressure? Impossible to know for sure, but the best goaltenders—the ones left standing, as Hitchcock likes to say—are the most competitive ones. And Mason burns with a bristly passion to win.

“There couldn’t have been a better team to come back against,” he said.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: steve+mason

Not A Thing Wrong With Iginla

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Scoreless in his last six outings and the author of just two goals his last 18 outings, Iginla will be asked 14 different ways to account for his pause in production. Never mind the fact he has 14 points during his “slump” to remain amongst league scoring leaders—everyone wants to know “what’s wrong with Iggy?”

Given the character of the game’s ultimate captain, No. 12 will undoubtedly answer by suggesting he’d like to be scoring more and is expecting more of himself as the team’s leader.

However, the answer he should give is simple: Nothing.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Calgary Flames, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jarome+iginla

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6006 6007 6008 6009 6010 >  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