Kukla's Korner

Keep The Faith

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Just remember, writers are paid to write and attract readers.
Read my NH.com blog for more.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Bolts Hire A Consultant To Fix The Business

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Tampa Tribune,

Team president Ron Campbell said Monday, in response to a story by Sports Business Journal, that the team is not actively for sale despite the hiring of investment bank Galatioto Sports Partners.
A story appeared on the publication’s Web site Monday, and will appear this week in print, with a headline that read: “Lightning owner considering sale option.”
Campbell, however, said the hiring of GSP, which took place three months ago, is not about seeking a buyer for the franchise, but rather is on a consulting basis, a common practice the club has used to help in other areas of operations.
“The motivator in this is to fix the business, not sell the business,” Campbell said.

more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Miller Given Time To Find His Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Buffalo News,

The All-Star goaltender isn’t being benched per se. That would seem as though he has been punished.
But the Sabres haven’t been happy with Miller’s recent performances and are giving him time to rediscover his game.
“He needs two or three real good practice days where he just gets back to what I call a relaxed comfort zone,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “He seems like he’s been uptight. He’s put a lot of pressure on himself, which he usually does.”

read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Kings May Not Be Done Dealing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the LA Daily News,

Lombardi declined to discuss specifics - although he did dismiss a rumored deal that would send Rob Blake to Edmonton - but said his general strategy would be to keep the Kings’ young core of players and trade those with expiring contracts.
“You can look at the contract situations and figure it out pretty well,” Lombardi said.
That would move Brent Sopel, Sean Avery and perhaps Aaron Miller, all potential free agents, to the top of the list, but Lombardi said it’s against his nature of his job to declare any player as “untouchable.”

more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Female Hockey Player Convicted Of Assault

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Canoe,

A former Niagara Falls women’s hockey player joined company with NHL bad guys Todd Bertuzzi and Marty McSorley when she was charged after a vicious on-ice assault in London.
But unlike the disgraced big-league athletes given conditional discharges for hockey violence, Julia Tropea was dealt a criminal record yesterday for kicking London Devilette Carly Bernard in the head with her skate two years ago.

continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Everyone Into The Pool

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Winnipeg Sun,

The Super Draft Hockey Lottery started out with 917 entries and a $5,000 purse in 1984.
Twenty-three years later, Canada’s largest hockey pool boasts more than 6,000 entries and a $90,000 purse.
Not bad for a tiny little town in Saskatchewan. And certainly not bad for a couple of brothers-in-law who were simply chatting about expanding their 10-man hockey pool after a curling game in the spring of 1984.

continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

It Is All About Confidence

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Democrat & Chronicle,

It very easily could have gone the other way for Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek.
Last spring, for the first time in his hockey career, the wonderfully skilled native of Austria was nothing more than a part-time player when the Sabres were storming through the Stanley Cup playoffs.
After playing the prized rookie left wing in all but one of the 82 regular-season games, Sabres coach Lindy Ruff crossed Vanek’s name off the lineup sheet eight times in 18 postseason games.
“I worry every time I take a player out how he’s going to react,” Ruff said recently. “Obviously, the spotlight is even bigger when you take a player that has the offensive caliber of Thomas out of the lineup in the playoffs.”

read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Savard Remains Loyal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Chicago Tribune,

In the greater scheme of things the game meant very little—a run-of-the-mill late January game for a team with little hope of making the playoffs. Yet Savard had to take time to compose himself in order to not break down, then professed his love for his players, the city of Chicago and the franchise.
After waiting so long for a chance to be a head coach, Savard has thrown himself into the job with the intensity normally found in the NFL coaching ranks.
“If I have to be here 15 hours a day, I’ll be here 15 hours a day,” Savard said over the weekend. “I’ll never give up.”

more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Change The Gear

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ross McKeon of the San Francisco Chronicle,

The future Hall of Fame goalie is dead-on, of course, regardless of the fact he’s playing the position that would be most adversely affected by such a change. Brodeur suggests expanding the size of the playing surface or going to more 4-on-4 skating, if the trend continues.
“If they make the nets bigger, players are just going to shoot from everywhere,” he added. “Does the league really think 8-7 and 9-8 games are going to make hockey more popular? I don’t know too many hockey fans who want to see that.”

read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

DD’s Dig In On Implosive Rumor

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Updated 0650:  After a month-long walkabout, the Acid Queen has returned and returned with a flourish.  I mention it here because her first post-walkabout topic is the generator of this particular disussion, Boy Bander Dwayne Klessel.  Read her thoughts here and take note of her pointer to a recent bloggers’ access conversation at the Atlanta Journal Constitution web site.  I think you’ll find that interesting.
____________________________________________________________________________

Oh, the drama.  When Klessel’s boy wonder, Andy Strickland, posted his anonymously-sourced report of continuing friction in the Wings room yesterday a variety of reactions ensued.

First: we read it and wondered, naturally, if there was any truth to it whatsoever.  We’ll get to that.

Second: the A2Y correspondence staff went into overdrive, contacting Strickland and the DD’s, sharing a block of pleasing cheddar, and considering how to present the info flooding our Commodore 64’s.

Third:  we waited for the fallout from Hockeytown.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6181 6182 6183 6184 6185 >  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