Kukla's Korner

Gretzky Talks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

In the interview with Bob Costas, Gretzky discusses Team Canada's loss, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the gambling scandal surrounding his wife, Janet Jones. GRETZKY ON TEAM CANADA'S QUARTERFINALS LOSS TO RUSSIA: GRETZKY: Well, it has been difficult. We're obviously devastated that we didn't win. I think that the Olympic Games are the greatest sporting event in the world. For our country, the one thing that we prepare ourselves for, the one sport we don't want to accept anything but gold in is ice hockey. read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Friday’s Semi-finals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

10:30am Czech Rep. vs. Sweden- MSNBC,CBC 3:00pm Finland vs. Russia- USA,CBC All times are EST.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Team Canada Didn’t Mix Well

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

They were standing about five feet apart in the mixed zone, an ashen Joe Sakic and the Russian kid, Alexander Ovechkin, fairly bouncing off the walls. The captain of a Canadian team that seemed built for gold with oodles of talent, experience and grit, and the exuberant star of a team that never seemed to get it right at these tournaments. One of them was going home. The other was high-fiving Russian writers and getting ready for a semifinal date with the plucky Finns.
continued Bob McKenzie of TSN describes the Canadian loss as a disaster,
What's that Hockey Canada saying? "Relax, it's just a game." I don't think so. Not this time. This result is an epic disaster. It is a colossal failure
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Chelios Sums It Up

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from USA Hockey,

“You watched the game," said Chelios. "It was undisciplined. It was uncharacteristic of how we have been playing and of what we wanted to do. It was very unacceptable. We had our chances. We talked about being patient, but the lack of discipline cost us."
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Hnilicka To The Rescue

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,

Milan Hnilicka. He was not supposed to be there. Not supposed to be in net for the Czech Republic at all during these Olympics and certainly not supposed to be there when taking on the red-hot rival Slovaks in a quarterfinal game. But Milan Hnilicka it was. When the Czechs faced Canada in the final game of the round robin, color commentator John Davidson remarked that the Czechs came into the Games with goaltending that could maybe be matched but certainly not topped by any other team in the tournament.
continued

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Lou Will Stay Behind The Bench

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP via the Phildadelphia Inquirer,

New Jersey Devils interim coach Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday he will remain behind the bench for the rest of the season. Lamoriello informed players at practice of his decision, which he said was made over the weekend after talks with Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek. "I don't think there was anything that didn't go into the decision," Lamoriello said. "The schedule, the timing, the way the team is playing. We sat down and looked at everything."
read on

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Modano Rips USA Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP via the Herald Banner,

Mike Modano took no shots in the loss that bounced the U.S. men's hockey team from the Olympics. He saved his best one for afterward. The three-time Olympian was benched for most of the third period in the Americans' 4-3 loss Wednesday night to Finland in the quarterfinals. Then he took aim at the people who put the disappointing squad together. "You'd think USA Hockey would be a well-oiled machine, but it's not," he said. "Basically we were on our own for hotels, tickets, flights, stuff like that. "Normally we wouldn't have to worry about stuff like that."
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Not What The NHL Wanted

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

With both Canada and the USA out of the medal rounds, the NHL must be disappointed. The television ratings for hockey have been low but will reach even lower for the semi and final games. Hopefully this will not influence the NHL owners in a negative way for future participation. Maybe it will open their eyes a bit more and hopefully expand their scouting in the European leagues. Hockey is now the most international game; forget basketball, hockey has proven players from around the world have caught up with the Canadian game and in a way, surpassed it.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Future TV Enhancements

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TV Technology,

"Seeing the game from the goalie's perspective is a huge plus for coverage," said Sam Flood, coordinating producer for NBC Sports. "The goalie cam fits our philosophy of taking viewers inside the glass as much as possible. This is why we're so interested in the new rail cam being developed by NHL, although not every rink can accommodate it." Acone explained that a robotic camera will ride atop the glass on a monorail that runs from one end of the rink to the other. This system is now being developed by Fletcher Chicago, which did two indoor tests last year at an American Hockey League game in Edmonton, Alberta, and the Frozen Four college championship in Columbus, Ohio. "We want to put cameras where people can't go," he said. "Since we can't put a camera operator in front of the fans at ice level, a rail cam under human control could follow the play dynamically, quickly stopping and changing directions as needed."
more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

OLN New Set

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Media Week,

The set will have a multimedia environment with plasma screens with open feeds, an operation room equipped with four computer workstations, and color-changing light emitting diodes, making it possible to easily change the color of the entire set, plus a ticker fed with real-time statistics.

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 7054 7055 7056 7057 7058 >  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