Kukla's Korner Hockey
First off, I am glad to report that IwoCPO is back in the homeland. Now go read his editorial...
but I was distracted. For instance on the 4th of July I stood on a balcony in one of Saddam’s former palaces and watched nearly six hundred servicemembers re-enlist, the largest mass re-up in history. While their countrymen on the left and right (a great majority of whom have never set foot in Iraq) continue to sling arrows at one another over whether our presence there is just, the warriors who actually live and fight there made the biggest statement of all. Given a choice between going home or staying there to finish a job they believe in, they raised their right hands again.more
Regarding the Nylander situation, from Japers’ Rink,
Just received a call back from the Oilers VP of Communications, Allan Watt. When asked to comment on the team’s complaint filed to the NHL, Watt responded, “I don’t have anything to say to bloggers.” I quickly reminded him that we had spoken at length Monday morning. Said Watt,
Well that was a mistake on my part.
Just like there are bad journalists out there, there are bad bloggers, some who just toss junk and hope some of it sticks.
It is unfortunate from the response of Mr. Watt that he is grouping all bloggers in the same group.
I for one can verify Japers’ Rink is good for the game and am stunned by the response from Allan Watt. I do hope they re-consider their position regarding bloggers and as always, I am willing to help in any way.
Anyone else have sore fingers?
Maybe we should move the UFA period back a week.
Read about it at my NHL.com blog...
Wings fans are always looking for players with “size”. We need to get bigger, tougher, stronger. Ever since Probert and Kocur departed, the Wings have always needed to “get bigger”!
Well, if your team needs to get bigger too, KK member Jdunc lists the UFA players that are “bigger”.
You can find them in this post at Abel to Yzerman (in the comments, 25 down).
Just remember, bigger doesn’t always equal grit or tough…
from the Falconer at DTTHLT (too long to type),
There are several good free agents left out there. I was curious to know which teams had money left under the cap so I ran the numbers. I’m sure this is not perfect, but using lots of web resources here are the MINIMUM salary commitments for each team as of 3:00 Monday.
Also from the same blog, Which teams received the best return on their payroll $$ pre and post lockout…
from Rich Hammond at Inside the Kings,
I know yesterday was a frustrating day for Kings fans, but I wanted to again say thanks for the tremendous support. Yesterday, this page got HUGE traffic, so much that the managing editor of the paper e-mailed me to say so. That’s staggering to me, and again I thank you for the continued interest and support.
Now go read what Eric at Off Wing found…
Here’s an idea—why not treat ESPN personalities like Mike Greenburg who run down the sport the same way we ought to treat anybody who has too much power?
Fight the power. Question authority. Think for yourself. Watch hockey.
I can tell you I am not a professional hockey writer. Those folks can’t be topped!
Read on at my NHL.com blog today.
The equipment looks like it is going to be more fun than the old pants designs, and I want one of those undershirts bad. But you can see how the whole thing is treated like a system. It looks like the tucking the jersey into the pants thing was a myth, or RBK would have done it to their models. And with that fully dressed model, it doesn’t look like he has elbow pads on. Remember how the players at the All Star Game looked? Like Robocop. Time will tell, but at least this is a start.
- Tapeleg on the RBK Edge System
Read more and view the pics taken at the NHL Draft where RBK had a display.
from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,
This summer, the NHL and National Basketball Association plan to formulate their own policies for bloggers.
Frank Brown, the vice-president of media relations for the NHL, said the league wants to set boundaries without inhibiting coverage.
“We are incredibly respectful of the voraciousness with which the digital consumers participate in NHL dialogue,” he said. “At the same time, we have to be equally protective of entities that are entitled to protection. You have to serve several masters.”
read on about the blogger debate going on in all sports…
I hope Alanah doesn’t read this until Sunday evening which means she is catching up on some well deserved sleep.
I left her on her own during the draft and wanted to publicly thank her for the work she did at KK. Remember, she was dealing with a 3 hour time difference too and I am sure those very early morning posts she made were done in half-daze mode but she came through with flying colors.
Great job “A”!
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