Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Anaheim-Ducks

Rinkside View Continues

from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

No matter how harsh the emails or nasty the message boards become, Tom Feuer likes the Rinkside View.

Feuer, executive producer for FSN, has been the target of a majority of angry hockey fans who don’t care for the network’s unorthodox broadcasts of selected Ducks and Kings games this season.

Yet after meeting with representatives from both teams and reviewing the ratings for the games, Feuer has not been dissuaded from continuing the “Rinkside” telecasts.

He said the ratings for the games have been up despite continued negative feedback.

continued

I watched the first Rinkside View broadcast and thought it was ok, but when switching from the camera view behind the net to the side view, it was a bit confusing at times…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Together Again

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

It’s hard to believe it was 16 years ago that Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne and St. Louis Blues center Keith Tkachuk were part of a tremendous rookie class with the former Winnipeg Jets….

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to go through that first season with him,” Tkachuk said. “It was one of the most phenomenal things I’ve ever seen. He was outstanding. No one knew anything about him. He just came in and dominated. No one could keep up with his speed, and everything he touched, everything he shot, went in.”

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: keith+tkachuk, teemu+selanne

Ducks Talk—Sundin and More

Brian Kamenetzky at SportsHubLA has a new podcast out:

To gain more insight into the Ducks, I spoke with Hall of Fame hockey writer Helene Elliott of the LA Times.  Among other topics, we talked about Anaheim’s lack of a reliable fourth defenseman behind Pronger, Niedermayer, and Francois Beauchamin, their future under GM Brian Burke, and the possibility of bringing in Mats Sundin.

Check it out here. Notable is Elliott’s contention that she doesn’t feel Sundin is the guy to put the Ducks over the top this season. Sundin talk starts at about the 9 minute mark.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: helene+elliott, mats+sundin

Sundin “Intrigued” By Ducks

via Helene Elliott and Chris Foster of the LA Times,

The Ducks are $900,000 below the salary cap and would have to make major moves to sign the 37-year-old.“He’s intrigued. They’re a good hockey team, and one of his criteria is that he wants to play for a good team,” said Sundin’s agent, J.P. Barry. “He hasn’t made any decisions at all yet.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mats+sundin

Start Delivering Suspensions

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

With all the recent focus on hits to the head following last Saturday’s violent collision at the Coliseum in which Doug Weight concussed Brandon Sutter with what is classified as a legal hit in the NHL, it is beyond mind-boggling that notorious repeat offender Chris Pronger was allowed to escape a suspension, let alone a penalty, for the shoulder blow he delivered to Pavel Datsyuk’s head on Wednesday night.

The puck was some 40 feet away on the boards when Datsyuk came across the line and appeared to first encounter defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Pronger came second against the off-balance Detroit center and got the shoulder high into the head.

continued and if you have not seen the hit, watch it here...

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Talk, NHL Officiating, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Niedermayer Thinking 2010

From Iain MacIntyre at the Vancouver Sun,

Scott Niedermayer, the 35-year-old from Cranbrook who will go to the Hockey Hall of Fame when his career ends, said Friday he wants to be part of Team Canada for the 2010 Olympic tournament in Vancouver.

The Anaheim Ducks star hasn’t decided if or where he’ll play in the National Hockey League next season, but knows he wants to play for Canada. That probably means he’ll sign another NHL contract if he becomes an unrestricted free agent next July.

“It would be a great experience if I was able to be part of that team and compete for your country, in your own county, in your home province,” Niedermayer said. “I really haven’t decided [about the NHL], but I’d love to play in the Olympics.”

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Trying To Serve The LA Area Hockey Fans

from Randy Harvey (LAT Sports Editor) of the Fabulous Forum Blog at the LA Times,

The Times has excellent hockey writers, including Helene Elliott, the 2005 Elmer Ferguson Award winner for her oustanding hockey coverage and this year’s winner of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation sportswriter of the year award. She was among honorees along with Sugar Ray Leonard and Ashley Force at a dinner last night in Beverly Hills.

But it’s true that we’ve had to cut back on national coverage. It’s also true we will be more selective this season, as we were last season and the season before, about which Kings and Ducks road games to cover with our own reporters….

“I know the reaction often is that there aren’t a lot of hockey fans and therefore they don’t get enough respect,’’ he said. “So maybe there was some of that, that we have a sport a few of us love but that not everybody likes.’‘

We at the Times will continue to try to serve that few as best we can. But it’s not easy with the ravenous hockey crowd. As a colleague once said, “There’s not enough hockey in the Hockey News for hockey fans.’‘

more including a nice award for Kings play-by-play man Bob Miller.

The LA Times just doesn’t get it, nothing else to be said.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Selanne Still Going Strong

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Just 11 games into the season, it’s clear Selanne has lost little in his stride or shot with six goals. He’s on pace for 44 goals after scoring three power-play markers Wednesday in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

With 558 career goals, Selanne is now 21st on the all-time scoring list, two ahead of Johnny Bucyk and just two back of Guy Lafleur.

“What impressed me [Wednesday] was that he worked like a dog, and you usually don’t expect a player in his late 30s to be your hardest-working player,” Ducks general manager Brian Burke said Thursday in a telephone interview

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: teemu+selanne

Pronger Hit On Datsyuk

Head hit or not?  Keep in mind a delayed penalty on the Ducks (not on Pronger) was being called at the time of the hit.

Thanks to Puck Daddy for the video pointer!

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chris+pronger, pavel+datsyuk

Red Invasion

from Al Balderas of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

When Teemu Selanne sealed his hat trick in Wednesday night’s overtime Ducks victory, the reaction of the 17,174 fans at Honda Center was pathetic.

It took close to 30 seconds before one measly hat went zipping through the air. I didn’t see more than two hats land on the ice.

By night’s end, more octopi had landed on the Honda Center ice than hats. And the Ducks were the winning team!!!

By contrast, it was easy to feel that buzz in the arena that was generated by the Red Wings fans in attendance.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 131 132 133 134 135 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

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.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

Recommended Sportsbook
MyBookie.ag

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts