Kukla's Korner

Forsberg Months Away From Playing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

If you’re an Avalanche fan still holding out hope Peter Forsberg will play again this coming season, don’t even think about it until at least Christmas.

After consulting with more doctors about his troubled right foot in his native Sweden, Forsberg was told he would need several months of rehabilitation if he wanted to have hope of playing again, a source close to the Avs star said.

continued

added 8:22pm, from Rick Sadowski of the Rocky Mountain News,

According to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Forsberg has a muscle problem in his right foot that has been the root of his health troubles in recent seasons, and he will need several months of rehabilitation for a chance to salvage his career….

A muscle on one side of Forsberg’s foot doesn’t work normally because a muscle on the other side has caused an imbalance. Forsberg told the paper that he can walk and even run without a problem but has trouble when he puts on a skate.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: peter+forsberg

All John Anderson

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A few Atlanta bloggers had the opportunity to do a Q&A session with coach John Anderson…

from Bill Tiller of the ICEMAN Bloggeth at the AJC,

Then I enquired as to what he thought was the #1 challenge that this team faced in order to improve from last year’s finish to becoming a contending team. He emphatically replied, “I know exactly what it is. It’s getting them to believe in themselves again”. He continued on with that thought by remembering back toward the end of last season that it was clear certain players lost a great deal of confidence in themselves and in the team

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Atlanta Thrashers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: john+anderson

Cherepanov Will Be Tutored By Jagr

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jeff Z. Klein of Slap Shot at the NYT,

Rangers fans who think they’ll be seeing Alexei Cherepanov in Broadway Blue this coming season will have to think again, it seems.

According to Cherepanov’s Russian agent, Sergei Paremuzov, the Rangers’ No. 1 draft choice in 2007 will be staying with Avangard Omsk this year, his second with the high-ranking Siberian club. And although Paremuzov says that Cherepanov wants to play in the NHL, he also says that the 19-year-old will benefit from another year with the Hawks, where he will learn from the newly signed ex-Ranger Jaromir Jagr.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alexei+cherepanov

Hockey Playing Cocktail Waiter

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Press of Atlantic City,

Haas also has run-ins with men who come to the bar for a drink and are surprised to see him arrive at the table instead of a bikini-clad beauty. It’s one of the fastest ways to lose a table.

“Guys come to a bikini bar looking for a bikini girl, not some guy,” Haas said. “They’re like ‘I want to see a girl, I don’t want to see you.’”

It’s a tough job, but it comes with scenery that would appeal to any guy - sun, sand and beautiful women. But Haas swears his intentions are pure. The recent college graduate spent last year playing on a minor league ice hockey team in Pennsylvania. Serving drinks at the beach bar pays the bills but is flexible for his hockey career.

“Since I’m playing hockey again next year, this is a good opportunity for me to make some money for the season, and not have to commit to a real job,” Haas reasoned.

more

Filed in: Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

They Hated His Guts

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Since the hockey news is at a minimun at this time of year, I thought you may enjoy this feature on Hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Talk, Old School, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ted+lindsay

Will Nolan Be Coaching The Islanders?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

The relationship between Snow and Nolan was much better a year ago after the Islanders squeezed into the playoffs on the final day of the season. They pushed for the buyout of captain Alexei Yashin, and Nolan was a full participant with Snow in free-agent negotiations.

But this summer, Nolan was in the dark about Snow’s plan to trade down to take center Josh Bailey with the ninth overall pick. Bailey and Nolan’s son Jordan were teammates in the Ontario Hockey League last season, yet Nolan wasn’t consulted about the pick.

Asked if he had any input in the signing of veteran free agents Mark Streit and Doug Weight, Nolan said: “No. Garth and his scouting staff took care of all that. It comes right back to what I can control, and what I can control is my coaching.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ted+nolan

Hey Mats, Head To Detroit

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Canucks remain hopeful that Mats Sundin will take the two-year, $20 million deal they’ve left on the table. Great spot, Vancouver, but the Canucks aren’t winning the Cup with Sundin, this year or next. If he wants to win, his only real option is to sign with the Red Wings, and take the kind of “championship discount” Marian Hossa accepted ($7.45 million per year). “Marian made it clear that he wanted to be with an elite team,” said one of the 29 NHL general managers who didn’t land the elite right wing. “And right now, it looks like there is only one elite team in the league.”

many more NHL topics…

Ken Holland has stated the Wings are not on Sundin’s radar, just in case you are asking.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ken+holland, mats+sundin

Del Biaggio Had Plans For Preds

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Brad Schrade of the Tennessean,

As Metro officials considered whether to give millions of additional tax dollars to the Nashville Predators’ new owners earlier this year, at least one part-owner was already selling the idea that the team would fail here and could be moved to another city.

William J. “Boots” Del Biaggio III, a California businessman who has filed for bankruptcy and has been accused of fraud by several lenders, was signaling to potential investors that the team had “portability value,” according to a confidential document obtained by The Tennessean.

continued

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

Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Expect revenue sharing to be front and center on the table the next time around, but expect it to be on the Board of Governors’ table so that the owners can confront one another over it before approaching the union.

- read more from Larry Brooks on this revenue sharing topic…

Filed in: NHL Talk, NHL Business of Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Checking In

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Morning.  Vacation has taken me away from hockey, but only for two more days.  In case you’re wondering what could possibly distract me? 

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6565 6566 6567 6568 6569 >  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