Kukla's Korner

Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“It all started when Peter came on board,” Jacobs said. “It was a tough change because Harry (Sinden) had been the GM and led this organization and bringing Peter in, and subsequently Cam, it’s gone from an old organization to a young vibrant organization. And it needed it. I’m so proud to see the rejuvenation I’m seeing here. The sixth game (against Montreal) was very reminiscent of the old building. And the identity is very much like the identity of the old Bruins. It’s something we’re going to build on.”

-Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs at the Bruins Town Hall Meeting last night.  Read more about the Bruins at the Boston Herald.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jeremy+jacobs

9/11

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Important people are going to say a lot of things today.  Some of what they say will sway you, maybe cause you to vote one way or another.  Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, because of what happened seven years ago, I guarantee these words will be spoken.

“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Senators Invite Richardson To Camp

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

In 20 NHL seasons, Luke Richardson has never gone to training camp without a contract.

Until now.

The Senators have extended the 39-year-old Ottawa native a tryout offer and Richardson has eagerly accepted.

“I’m excited ... I’m getting a chance and we’ll see what comes of it,” the 6-foot-3 and now 212-lb. defenceman said last night. “Obviously, the best scenario would have been to sign a contract, but I understand there’s only so many of them to go around….”

continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: luke+richardson

Oilers Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from The Cult of Hockey,

The Oilers aren’t actively looking to make a trade right now, but do have their eye on one guy as a training camp invite. (Dan) Tencer (630CHED) guessed faceoff specialist Yanic Perreault, but Lowe shot that down and wouldn’t say who the player was.

Lowe said the team was looking for the right kind of enforcer, and this summer pursued Georqes Laraque and one other unnamed player, who went to another NHL team. “It’s got to be the right fit.”

Lowe said that tough guy Zack Stortini does put the fear of God into some people, but added, “Maybe not in Derek Boogaard and some of the heavyweights.”

more Oilers talk…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Bert Likes Espo

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Flames Insider at the Calgary Herald,

Wonder why Todd Bertuzzi wound up with No. 7 with the Flames when he’s always worn either 4 or 44 as an NHLer (and before that as an OHL star)? Roger Millions of Sportsnet asked Bertuzzi that very question today at the Flames’ charity golf tournament luncheon and this was the response:

“Obviously, I’ve always worn 4. I think it was just time for a change. Me and a couple of buddies were having a beer and trying to figure out what to do (about his sweater number) and one of the players that came up who I’ve always idolized is Phil Esposito. So I thought I’d go with it and see where that goes.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Calgary Flames, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: todd+bertuzzi

Look For Big Things From The Blue Jackets

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the blog of Craig Custance at the Sporting News,

...I got it today from Michael Peca. He flat out said that this is a 100-point team right now in Columbus. Last year, they had trouble getting the puck to their forwards. That’s been solved with a revamped blue line. Rick Nash has never had an equally skilled player to get him the puck. Enter Kristian Huselius.

You could tell that Peca loves the acquisition of R.J. Umberger, who he thinks would do well skating with Nash and Huselius.

“I think we have a great blend of youth and experience, size and skill,” Peca said. “There are just a lot of things to be upbeat and excited about.”

more and a few other hockey notes.  Nice to see Craig also mention the Dwayne episode too, a first from a MSM today.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Hey, At Least It Is Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Prospects Tournament at Traverse City, Michigan coverage on NHL Network
(All games on next-day tape delay)

Sunday, September 14
8:00 PM ET – Thrashers vs. Lightning
10:00 PM ET – Stars vs. Blues

Monday, September 15
8:00 PM ET – Wild vs. Blues
10:00 PM ET – Stars vs. Blue Jackets

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, NHL Network, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Delivered to Your Door

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Pittsburgh Penguins,

imageAs a show of their appreciation for tremendous fan support, Penguins players once again hand-delivered season tickets to 35 season ticket-holders throughout the Pittsburgh area. Also this year, head coach Michel Therrien joined Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, Marc-Andre Fleury, Pascal Dupuis, Sergei Gonchar, Jeff Taffe, Brooks Orpik, Maxime Talbot and Tyler Kennedy in making stops around Western Pa. to distribute season tickets.

“I don’t think there are a lot of teams that do this in any sport. It’s a pretty unique thing we do. As players, we appreciate it and it’s a way to kind of give back more on a personal level. I think people appreciate that,” Crosby said.

read on—and there are more photos in the gallery

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sidney+crosby

Hockey Media Fantasy Camp

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Mike Vogel at the Washington Capitals,

Virtually every kid in America has played catch with a baseball and a glove, and tried to hit pitched balls. Almost all have shot a few hoops in their day, and almost all have thrown a football around. But not nearly as many have laced up a pair of hockey skates, taken to the ice shot a few pucks around. That may be why ice hockey is among the least understood of the major sports; some of the people writing about it have never played the sport.

With that in mind, the Washington Capitals hosted the team’s first media fantasy camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday. A large contingent of print and electronic media from both local and national media outlets took to the ice for some instruction in the finer points of the game from several Caps players and coaches.

read on plus you can check out Dan Steinberg’s story in yesterday’s Washingon Post about the experience from his point of view

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

The Best Of Chelios

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Brian Costello of the Hockey News,

It’s nice to see Chris Chelios back for another season with the Detroit Red Wings.

At 46, Chelios is the oldest NHL player since Gordie Howe retired in 1980 at age 52. Now entering his 25th season, Chelios will one day retire with a number of standards that will never be matched.

Here are 10 of them. (Note: some are projected. Chelios will keep playing until 50.)

10. Win Stanley Cup titles 16 years apart: 1986 in Montreal and 2002 in Detroit.

continued and watch my favorite Chelios moment below (sorry Alanah)...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chris+chelios

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6689 6690 6691 6692 6693 >  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