Kukla's Korner Hockey
For the week of October 15th - 21st.
from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,
Why the Senators would want anything to do with Forsberg in the first place is mystifying because – read this out loud a number of times if you have to – Forsberg is nowhere near being the player he once was. He plays on the perimeter and while his vision and passing skills are as sharp as ever, his body is broken down and he literally cannot be counted upon from one game to the next.
read on and a it looks like Belfour has some back problems again…
from On the Forecheck,
As a followup to last week’s piece about which players are drawing penalties more frequently than others, I’ve posted a publicly available Google Spreadsheet which shows updated numbers through Sunday night.
from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,
...However, Waddell can certainly be blamed for what has happened since. By naming himself as the interim coach, he has given the impression that he doesn’t have a better candidate available, even though he has one standing at his side in the person of assistant coach Brad McCrimmon.
McCrimmon is a solid hockey man. He was an integral part of arguably the greatest junior hockey team in the history of the game, and he was an elite-level defenseman throughout his career.
more and I do believe both Sean Burke and Scott Mellanby on the CBC Hot Stove Saturday backed McCrimmon too for the job…
from the Washington Times,
No team in professional sports offers as much unfettered access to bloggers as the Caps, though several teams have rolled out special accommodations. The New York Islanders, for instance, created a special “blog box” separate from traditional media members, and other teams have provided credentials on a game-by-game basis. The growing number of bloggers has captured the attention of NHL officials, who are exploring whether a league-wide policy toward bloggers is needed.
“The NHL is looking closely at it,” said Caps chief communications officer Kurt Kehl, who served on a special committee to address the issue at a recent league meeting. “There is some fear of the unknown.”
On Frozen Blog pointed the story out to me and you can read more there…
added 12:41pm, Ted Leonsis chimes in too at Ted’s Take...
from Multichannel News,
The National Hockey League named Cenergy Communications to handle all advertising/marketing duties for the U.S. launch of the NHL Network, officials said Tuesday.
A TV, print and online advertising will break mid-November, and will target both cable operators and consumers, especially displaced hockey fans.
via the NY Islanders,
Islanders defenseman Bryan Berard will be sidelined approximately 2-4 weeks with a groin injury suffered during the team’s 4-3 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.
A marketing firm representing Versus emailed many of the hockey bloggers recently asking them to display an “exclusive” video on Sid.
KK displayed that “exclusive” video last week, which can be seen here, so I wonder how exclusive it really is.
from the Arizona Republic,
Positives, such as the Coyotes’ Derek Morris, can easily be overlooked when a team starts a season slowly.
The Coyotes, with only two wins in seven games, are trying to put things together, but Morris has had things together from the opening bell, a leader of a defense that has been the team’s strength.
“He’s been unreal for us,” coach Wayne Gretzky said. “From Day 1 in training camp, he came in in phenomenal shape, better than he ever has . . . He’s always in good shape, but it seems like he’s in better shape this year.”
from the Calgary Sun,
Keenan thought a linesman’s whistle while the game was still scoreless in the first period could just as easily have been the difference.
Robyn Regehr had just smashed Jeremy Roenick into the boards and left him frozen and dazed but still standing, as Jarome Iginla was sprung on a breakaway the other way. But the man in stripes adamantly blew his whistle.
“That could have been a turning point more than the shorthanded goal,” said Keenan, who was even more flustered Roenick waved to fans on his way to the bench. “I didn’t appreciate that he gestured to the crowd when he was supposed to be the injured player.”
more on the Flames…
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