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A Look At Joe Beninati

from Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post,

As a teenager growing up in the Long Island suburbs, Washington Capitals broadcaster Joe Beninati was always The Voice of any sport he ever played, often offering an impromptu running play-by-play commentary for his friends even as he also was participating in a street hockey game here, a lacrosse game there.

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A Great Collection

from Eyes On The Prize,

...here are nine Montreal Canadiens cards from 1911-12. In mint condition, judging by recent sales and auctions, the set might be worth a million!

Only the second ever set of hockey cards issued, the C55 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco series of 45 cards is a most sought after set.

take a look at the cards and read more about them…

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Win Tickets to the HHOF Legends Classic Game!

[updated post-time]

The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto has graciously agreed to give one lucky Kukla’s Korner member 4 tickets to the Legends Classic game taking place in Toronto on November 9th, plus 4 passes to visit the HHOF.* 

imageThe Source For Sports Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic, taking place at Air Canada Centre, highlights the Sunday afternoon schedule of Induction Weekend.  Witness hockey history as the 2008 Inductees receive their official Honoured Member Blazers, then lace up their skates with other NHL stars as they take on a team of Montréal Canadiens’ Legends. 

The game boasts an unrivalled roster of 15 Honoured Members – Anderson, Cournoyer, Michel Goulet, Dale Hawerchuk, Rod Langway, Larionov, Lanny McDonald, Brad Park, Robinson, Borje Salming, Steve Shutt, Darryl Sittler, Billy Smith, Peter Stastny and Bryan Trottier. In addition, fans will be treated to a Half-Time Show and Post-Game Encore by Canadian rock icon, Kim Mitchell, live in concert.

If you’re a KK member (registration is free & easy) just drop us a note in the comments of this post and we’ll do a random draw for the winner on October 24th.**

Obviously you’ll have to be able to get to Toronto to attend—but even if you yourself can’t use the tickets we’ll be happy to send them to a friend of yours in the area. 

Below is a full press release on the upcoming events at the HHOF:

 

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  Tags: hhof, hockey+hall+of+fame, induction+ceremony, legends+classic

Lilja Getting Appendectomy Today

From Bruce MacLeod at Red Wings Corner

Andreas Lilja is having an appendectomy today and won’t be with the team in St. Louis. The defenseman could return to the lineup as early as Friday, according to coach Mike Babcock, but that does seem like a very speedy recovery.

Appendectomy on Tuesday and playing NHL hockey on Friday??  Methinks Babcock is a bit of an optimist…

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Waiting for a Train Wreck

From Paul Kukla at NHL.com:

Must admit, I felt kind of “dirty” watching the Dallas Stars beat the New York Rangers Monday night. Why? Well, I was glued to the game for one reason and one reason only—Sean Avery

You never know what is going to happen during a game Avery participates in, especially coming back to NYC to take on his former team. The back of my brain was thinking “train wreck,” my heart was saying “get the game over before the wreck occurs.”

continued with notes on various topics today

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St. Louis Picks up David Koci, and Other Transactions

From the St. Louis Blues:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team claimed forward David Koci on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning also waived Jason Ward today while claiming Matt Pettinger off re-entry waivers from Vancouver.

In other transaction news [TSN]:

Also, Vancouver’s Kyle Wellwood, Darren McCarty of Detroit and Sharks defenceman Lukas Kaspar all cleared the transaction wire, New York Rangers forward Patrick Rissmiller and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Ken Klee have been placed on waivers.

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  Tags: darren+mccarty, david+koci, ken+klee, kyle+wellwood, lukas+kaspar

AO Rocks

TSN’s James Duthrie goes behind the scenes to find out why Alexander Ovechkin would make the perfect rockstar.

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Bruins Need To Sign Kessel

from Mike McMahon of the Eagle-Tribune,

Through the first five games of the regular season, Kessel has once again been the B’s best goal scorer, netting five to lead the team. In fact, he’s already over a quarter of the way to last season’s total of 19….

Kessel has silenced the trade rumors. Now, when he hears his named mentioned in rumors, it should be about a contract extension for the impending restricted free agent. If this is the type of player Kessel is going to be, then the Bruins have a superstar on their hands.

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Shopping Gaborik

from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune,

Gaborik, who has a history of abdominal and leg injuries, has missed the past two games because of a “lower body injury.” Because there’s always a risk of injury with Gaborik, the latest leg problem has convinced the Wild it’s important to investigate trading him sooner than later, sources say….

It’s believed Risebrough has had trade talks with Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey and Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Risebrough will attend Thursday’s GM meetings in Chicago, so talks could heat up with a number of teams.

It’s believed the Wild is interested in Canadiens defenseman prospect Ryan McDonagh, a former Cretin-Derham Hall star and Minnesota Mr. Hockey who was Montreal’s No. 12 pick in 2007 and plays now at the University of Wisconsin. The Wild would also want an established player.

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  Tags: marian+gaborik

Jacobs Sees Bruins In Stanley Cup Finals

from Bud Barth of the Worcester Telegram & Gazettete,

Asked how far he thought the Bruins could go this season, (Jeremy) Jacobs unabashedly told a handful of media in the Garden press room:

“I’m looking for it to (go) right up to the (Stanley Cup) finals. I think there’s as much chance for this team to go to the end as there is for any, as I see it right now. I think they’re very, very good.”...

“They’re hard-hitting, they’re bigger than they have been, I think they’re pretty skilled, a little faster — maybe they should be a little bit more defensive,” Jacobs said. “By and large, this is a team that’s got all the characteristics of a winner. … I think there’s a lot of reason to have high expectations for them.”

more on the Bruins…

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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