Kukla's Korner

Martell Update

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the AP,

NHL referee Rob Martell will miss at least one week of action after getting hit in the left eye with an errant puck during the San Jose Sharks' game against St. Louis. Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, said Friday that Martell has swelling and blood in his eye, but probably incurred no long-term damage. He was cleared to fly out of San Jose, but won't return to the ice for at least another week.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Security Measures Taken To Protect Stanley

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Spoof,

RALEIGH, North Carolina. As the Carolina Hurricanes begin the defense of the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history, National Hockey League officials say they will increase security against a risk the silver bowl has never faced before: smokeless tobacco, which is considered one of the four basic food groups by many NASCAR fans. "Lord Stanley didn't donate his challenge cup to be used as a spitoon," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, "and our fear is that every Joe Don and Gene Ray in NASCAR country will goober it up with their spit."
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

KK- Playoff Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I was just invited to join the "Suite" life tongiht for game 3 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Tigers. First playoff game in Detroit in 19 years, how could I pass this opportunity up? I will update if anything major breaks and keep an eye on the KK Forums where members may post updates too.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Kessel Won’t Forget Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Boston Herald,

Whatever happens in the Bruins’ season opener tonight at the BankAtlantic Center - good or bad - will be etched indelibly into Kessel’s brain as only a first game can be. And that might be true for many Bruins fans watching back home, for Kessel is the most intriguing rookie the Black ’n’ Gold have had since the Joe Thornton and Sergei Samsonov stepped onto the then-FleetCenter ice nine years ago. Once considered to be the top pick in last year’s draft, the Wisconsin native came to the Bruins with the No. 5 overall choice, thanks in large part to some questions regarding his maturity that made other teams skittish.
read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

After Two Days

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jay Russo at ESPN,

We're just a few days into the NHL season. We're still shaking off the rust. But with most of the 30 NHL teams having already taken the ice over the past few days, we're struck by a few performances. Again, it's only Week 1, but … • The Chicago Blackhawks are undefeated! • Senators' Jekyll and Hyde in net • What 15 years and $67.5 million gets you
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Amateur Hockey Photography

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

imageOne of my favorite things about the online hockey community is everyone's interest in sharing their personal photographs. There are thousands and thousands of hockey photos taken by fans around the league, posted on sites like Flickr. Here is a list (below) of team groups I'm familiar with, but just head to Flickr (or anywhere on the net) and just start searching -- you'll find many more. Maybe join a group or start your own. Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks Another option if you wish to browse older amateur hockey photos is the Hockey Photo Project. I'm not sure the site is updated anymore, but it can still be entertaining to hunt through the archives. If anyone has any other groups they'd like to suggest, either on Flickr or elsewhere on the internet, feel free to add them to this post. One thing I should add -- if you ever want to use or post another person's hockey photo, be sure to ask permission or give them credit wherever you can. Most people are happy to see their work posted on hockey forums and blogs, but they deserve to be credited for their great work! Note: The photo above is from one of the Canucks hockey groups, and shows Marc Chouinard and my friend (and podcast-mate!) Rebecca from The Crazy Canucks.com.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

More Entertainment Needed

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Kelley of Sportsnet,

For all the attention-grabbing, cost-handling, fan-pandering changes that came with the underwear model and her Warrior Hockey marketing campaign last season, the game made only incremental steps in regards to entertainment value and considering how long it had languished in its no-offense mode, the changes did little more than bring the game back into a focus it had well over a decade ago. As a rule, the NHL still isn't a scoring league in line with say the National Football League, the National Basketball Association or even the seemingly still-juiced Major League Baseball product. On any given night last season it was long periods of up and down action with no real increase in scoring until one of the countless power plays came into being. If that didn't resolve anything, at least a four-on-four overtime and then a shootout sent the fans home happy.
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Versus Game 1 Ratings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Globe and Mail,

For its NHL opener (Buffalo Sabres-Carolina Hurricanes), the U.S. cable channel Versus, formerly called OLN, had a rating of 0.32 (percentage of U.S. cable households watching the game). That's an increase of 14 per cent over last year's Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers opener.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Bettman Talks Arbitration

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Buffalo News,

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is sympathetic to the Sabres' situation, but warns arbitration could become more of an inconvenience to the players. As long as the salary cap is tied to a percentage of league revenues, teams can't be hurt financially - although they might be forced to say goodbye to valued players. "Not a big fan of arbitration. Never have been," Bettman said Wednesday night during the Sabres' season-opening victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the RBC Center. "Because we have the hard cap it wasn't something that we felt we had to go to the mat over, but I think over time . . . if the awards are excessive in a hard-cap system, you've got to take a good, hard look as to whether or not the monies are being fairly allocated in a sensible way."
read on...and Bettman sees the cap increasing for next season...

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Changes Taking Place

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press,

Embracing change is like taking cough medicine. You can mask it in something that you hope hides the bitterness, but inevitably, there comes a time when there's no other option but to open your mouth, close your eyes and take it. I doubt the Wings will employ that motto as a marketing strategy. But change has placed the Wings in the unrecognizable position of competing for the public's attention. They can dance around it all they wish, but when the music stops, the truth still stares them in the face. The Wings are in transition, writing the first chapters of a new era. And nobody is certain where it'll lead.
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6662 6663 6664 6665 6666 >  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