Kukla's Korner

Pre-Season Rankings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TSN Power Ranking...

1. Detroit 2. Ottawa 3. Nashville
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Bonding- Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Every training camp under Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock has included a "team bonding" exercise. Twice it has been at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. This past weekend, the Flyers spent a day and a half at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Apparently, this team is in need of bonding. The Flyers have 25 guys on the roster, and given their dismal 1-5-1 performance in exhibition games, the group is lacking team chemistry on the ice. "The physical and mental experiences by the players there, that is what we're looking for," Hitchcock said of the bonding trip. "We are looking for chemistry."
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Avs Believe In Themselves

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Rocky Mountain News,

Many believe the Avalanche's chances of merely qualifying for the playoffs are remote, let alone being able to compete for a Stanley Cup. "That's their opinion," Theodore said. "I feel really comfortable with the bunch of guys that we have here. We're working hard, and we have a lot of talent and great leadership with Joe (Sakic) leading the way. I'm really happy and looking forward to the season, because we have a great bunch of guys. That makes up for a lot of things. "We don't really pay attention to whatever's around, what people are saying about this team. We're confident about our group. We like the players that we have here, and that's all matters."
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

NHL Response On Devils Trade

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I wake up this morning to find about 30 emails basically asking me the same question, How could the NHL allow the Devils/Sharks trade? Bill Daly responded... from NorthJersey.com.

There was some question as to whether Malakhov was eligible to be traded because he is not playing, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an e-mail Sunday that the league approved the trade because, "It was a broader deal with real hockey consideration involved on both sides." Daly also noted that there is "nothing that would preclude Malakhov coming back and playing for San Jose if he chooses to."
more...it looks like the Devils are fine for the moment... added 7:48am, check out Sharkspage for a San Jose point of view of the trade...

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Contending Sharks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Robert Picarello at Fox Sports,

A very solid overall team, the Sharks will be among the leaders in the Western Conference this season and should battle the Ducks for the top spot in the division. San Jose has talented and deep forwards, solid goaltending and a strong defense, all the ingredients needed for success in the long term. The surplus in depth in goal may be a boon as well. Should Toskala continue to play well, GM Doug Wilson will be able to move Nabokov — vice-versa — to shore up any other potential weakness that become evident. The top two lines will put up a lot of goals this season, and the Sharks will be adept at keeping the puck out of their own net, so this is a team that bears watching. Where they'll finish Division: Second Conference: Fifth
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Devils Trade Malakhov To Sharks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

The New Jersey Devils acquired left wing Alexander Korolyuk and defenceman Jim Fahey from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Vladimir Malakhov, and a conditional first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Harry Neale On Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via the CBC,

Favourite memories? Neale has many. "When you've done it as long as I have it's the next moment that's the best one," he said. He remembers the night in New Jersey during the 1988 Stanley Cup playoffs when Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld's tirade towards referee Don Koharski triggered a walkout by the officials. Neale and play-by-play man Bob Cole were forced to keep talking until the game finally started. "It was nothing but hot air," Neale chuckled. Then there was the 1987 playoff game that went into four overtime periods before Pat Lafontaine scored to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. "I remember how hungry I was," Neale said. "I was also getting to the age where I couldn't go seven periods without going to the bathroom. "The washroom in the old Washington rink was quite a hike and fairly crowded by the time I could get to it."
read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

“You Have To Be Who You Are”

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Spezza has never had a problem presenting himself. On any given morning, Spezza can be found holding court in the dressing room, talking to anyone and everyone, about anything and everything -- from video games to the number of teammates who have babies to the state of the team and his own game. "You have to be who you are," he says. "I would rather be honest and say what I feel, whether it's right all the time or not. I'm not going to second-guess myself." That attitude carries over to the ice, as well, where he often attempts plays no one else would dare try, often looking for holes between skates and over sticks.
more...long, but if you like Spezza it is a must read...

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

G & M: Not Just Politics

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from the Globe and Mail:

Now, if you're the sort of person who thinks of Ken Dryden more as a hockey player rather than a member of Parliament, get ready for Wednesday's launch of globesports.com, our significantly souped-up sports site. Hockey will be its key focus, although we are well aware, and will be paying plenty of attention as well, to the baseball playoffs, which begin Tuesday afternoon. But hockey is Canada's sport and The Globe and Mail is determined to up our game. Our hockey writers (Eric Duhatschek, Al Maki, Grant Kerr, Tim Wharnsby, David Shoalts, David Naylor and William Houston, with regular assistance from the likes of Stephen Brunt and Roy MacGregor) are the best in the business. With the launch of globesports.com, you'll no longer have to wait for your morning paper to read them. They will be filing regularly from the rink throughout the day, as will members of the Hockey News team. If you have any questions for our writers, you can join them for a live Web discussion on Wednesday.
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Possible Suspension For Kovalchuk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Ilya Kovalchuk could not contain his infamous temper — even though this time he might have been justified — and because of it, he didn't make it past the first period. Kovalchuk's ejection for kicking after he received a vicious cross-check from Nashville's Jordin Tootoo, who was later ejected for a third-man-in penalty, led to a downward spiral of penalties and power-play goals. The Thrashers ended their 3-4 preseason with a 5-1 defeat before 12,070 at the Gaylord Sports and Entertainment Center. The Thrashers can only hope now that the NHL takes mercy on Kovalchuk and chooses not to take any further disciplinary action before opening night on Thursday.
continued (reg. req.) from the Tennessean,
"He kind of slashed Vokey after the whistle, and I just went in there and kind of pile-drived him,'' Tootoo said. "That's part of the game — you want to protect your goalie. Every team knows that.'' Thrashers Coach Bob Hartley said the incident marked the second straight night Tootoo had run one of his players, blaming Tootoo for a similar act involving Steve Rucchin on Friday. "It's two nights in a row that he ran someone and got away with it,'' Hartley said. "That's the way he plays and referees are there and they call the game and obviously he's a tough young kid.''

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6842 6843 6844 6845 6846 >  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


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