Kukla's Korner

Go Kings Go

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,

The Canucks were deserving losers. Period, full stop.

But the reason why conspiracy theories—i.e. the league wants the Kings to win—are floating around B.C. is because, by action if not words, the NHL commissioner has made it clear that U.S. Sunbelt markets are more important than markets in Canada.

That may be untrue and unfair, but rightfully or wrongfully, that is the impression Gary Bettman has cast in his nearly two decades as commissioner. The genie isn’t going back in the bottle at this late stage.

Canadians, and most certainly Canucks fans, who have sold out GM Place for 300-plus consecutive dates, have an insatiable appetite for hockey and aren’t going anywhere.

American fans, particularly those in big, southern cities where the game has little history and where there are plenty of other entertainment options, have shown that they can live fine and well without pucks. Look no further than the lockout.

read on

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

No Peeking Allowed

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Washington Coach Bruce Boudreau claims Montreal Coach Jacques Martin was spying o the Caps practice today.

Martin responds…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bruce+boudreau, jacques+martin

Savard Clears Neuropsychological Testing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via John Bishop of BostonBruins.com, “

The Bruins have released the following update on Marc Savard:

On Tuesday afternoon, Marc Savard passed his neuropsychological testing. He will continue to work towards regaining his game shape, and will have a final meeting with Dr. Kelly McInnis at MassGeneral Hospital before being cleared to play in games. There is no date or time line scheduled for this meeting.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marc+savard

Live Blog This Game Here

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

The best thing I can tell you about Sunday is that I don’t remember the third period.  I’m sure it’s because I had a bug or something. 

We’re live blogging Game 4 because it’s what’s expected of us.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink

Trying To Sell-Out In Nashville

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from John Glennon of Preds Insider,

If the Pre­da­tors don’t sell out tonight’s Game 3 against Chi­cago, they may well become the first team this pos­tsea­son not to sell out a pla­yoff game.

The NHL announ­ced on Mon­day that – prior to Mon­day night’s games – all 20 pla­yoff con­tests around the lea­gue had sold out. Of the three games that were pla­yed on Mon­day, the announ­ced atten­dance in Los Ange­les (18,264) was the only one that didn’t regis­ter at 100 per­cent capa­city. But 98.7 per­cent capa­city is pretty close, and I believe teams can label games as sellouts even if there are scat­te­red tic­kets still available.

As of this mor­ning, there were still plenty of tic­kets remai­ning for tonight’s game against the Blackhawks, which wasn’t too sur­pri­sing given that the count was 2,000 avai­la­ble as of Mon­day afternoon.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Nashville Predators, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Watching The NHL Conference Quarterfinals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

note: make sure to read the whole release for Canadian broadcast figures and other interesting tidbits.

NEW YORK (April 20, 2010) –  The 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs are off to a record-breaking start on VERSUS, becoming the highest-rated and most-watched on cable since the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs on ESPN/ESPN2.  Growth on national telecasts across North America and on regional sports networks in the U.S., along with triple-digit increases to video starts on NHL.com and page views on NHL Mobile, highlight the NHL’s business momentum, further validating of the NHL’s strategy of engaging its fans through the creation of an ever-expanding hockey marketplace with multiple touch points.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Talk, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Come To Your Own Conclusion

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I’ve stayed away from this topic except when it became news last year, but it looks as if it will be news again.

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

This is not really a surprise given the NHL’s irresponsible don’t-ask policy regarding performance enhancing drugs, but good for Sports Illustrated for producing a story that will appear in the April 26 edition.

  Here is today’s SI release, under the headline: Did the NHL and Washington Capitals attempt to cover up an investigation related to steroids?

read the release from Sports Illustrated….

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Luongo Has To Be Better

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

To be fair, Luongo hasn’t been uniformly horrendous in this series. And the team in front of him hasn’t helped him atone for his mistakes the way the Canadian Olympic team did at the 2010 Winter Games.

But let’s face reality for a second: Luongo is arguably the biggest reason the Canucks’ penalty killing has been so abysmal – 41.7 percent efficiency, by far the worst of any current playoff team – against the Kings.

Moreover, the 31-year-old has been thoroughly outplayed by 24-year-old Kings goalie (and playoff rookie) Jonathan Quick in the series and richly deserved to get pulled by Canucks coach Alain Vigneault after surrendering the fourth goal to L.A. on Monday (on just 16 shots against him).

It doesn’t matter what your excuse is – when you’re promoted as ‘The Guy’ and compensated accordingly, you shouldn’t be easily forgiven or excused for having the third-worst save percentage (.880, ahead of only Jose Theodore and Brian Elliott) of all goalies who’ve played in this post-season.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: roberto+luongo

Why Play Cheechoo?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of Off The Posts,

Jonathan Cheechoo will play against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.

This is just stunning and shocking.


You can’t do better than this?


Filed in: NHL Teams, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jonathan+cheechoo

A Wonderful Time Of Year

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I discuss watching the NHL Conference Quarterfinal round at my NHL.com blog today.

Elimination games are near.

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6188 6189 6190 6191 6192 >  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.



Most Recent Posts


KK Hockey


The Malik Report


Abel to Yzerman


The Puck Stops Here


The Sabres Observer


The Upper Canadien


F Street Faithful


Above the Glass


Oil Patch


Hockey News Wire


KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments