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Radio Guy Today

Today, around 3:00pm ET, I will be on The Inside Radio Hockey Show

I am looking forward to the interview and I have been promised I will be off-the-air by 3:30pm in order to watch the Michigan/ Michigan State football game.  Hockey takes a break today while the battle is on.

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The Hockey News: Speaking with Adam Proteau

imageAdam Proteau of The Hockey News has recently co-written a book with Ken Campbell, The Top 60 Since 1967: The Best Players of the Post-Expansion Era.

The Hockey News magazine has, for over sixty years, delivered the authoritative word on the premiere puckhandlers of our generation. In The Top 60 Since 1967, they’ve assembled a panel of experts to celebrate the top 60 players of the NHL in the modern era of hockey — the 40 years since NHL expansion. A detailed analysis accompanies each player, along with photos and statistical charts. Will Wayne Gretzky trump Bobby Orr for the number one position? How does Mario Lemieux stack up? And what about Patrick Roy, Phil Esposito, Sidney Crosby?

Today I talked with Adam about his book, future changes at The Hockey News, and things going on around the NHL—you can hear it on the player below. (*or download this mp3 audio file, if you prefer)

 

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A Conversation with Keith Jones

Today I had a chance to chat with Keith Jones—“Jonesy”—about his 8 year NHL career with the Washington Capitals, the Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers.  Jonesy was good enough to share the story of his unusual journey to the NHL, as well as his media work these days with Versus.

Jonesy has a book out, co-authored with ESPN’s John Buccigross (whom Paul interviewed earlier), titled “Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate: The Improbable Career of Keith Jones.”  The proceeds from this book go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a Philadelphia-area charity which helps the childhood victims of cancer.

The interview can be heard on the flash player below, (or you can download the mp3 audio file here).

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KK Talks to ESPN’s John Buccigross

Yesterday, I spoke with John Buccigross, ESPN commentator on all things hockey, and currently the co-author of the book “Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate: The Improbable Career of Keith Jones.” 

The proceeds from this book go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a Philadelphia-area charity which helps the childhood victims of cancer.

The interview can be heard on the flash player below, (or you can download the mp3 audio file here).

Note: Alanah also had a chance to speak with Keith Jones himself. That audio is available here.

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A Conversation with Eric Duhatschek

Paul talks to Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail this morning about all things hockey including the hit on Kesler last night, CBC’s Satellite Hot Stove and more.  Eric’s also talks about his new book (more info here).

From Eric’s publisher:

Eric Duhatschek was the winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for “distinguished contributions to hockey writing” in 2001. In 2000, after twenty years of writing about the NHL and the Calgary Flames, he joined globeandmail.com, where he writes a five-times-a-week NHL column. A frequent contributor to Hockey Night in Canada’s Satellite Hot Stove segment, he has covered four Winter Olympics, nineteen Stanley Cup finals, every Canada Cup and World Cup since 1981, plus two world championships. Most recently, he was appointed as the newest member of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s annual Selection Committee.

Interview can be heard on the player below, or you can download it directly here.

Update 1:42pm ET -

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KK- Radio Appearance

I am scheduled to be on The Hockey Central Show on TheFan 590 in Toronto today between 12p-1p ET.  The show is also simulcasted on Sportsnet.

Update 2:10pm ET:
You can listen to the audio of Paul’s guest appearance here (the mp3 you can download) or play it below on our audio player. 
*Special thanks to FAN590 for passing on the clip.

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Kukla Live From Columbus

So, while I’m slaving away at a hot laptop (I am!) Paul is running around Columbus, having fun no doubt.  He promises he’ll be sending more updates and I’ll add them to this post as they arrive.
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Message #8 Update 5:45pm EDT June 22 The view on the floor of the draft…

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Message #7 Update 12:30pm EDT June 22  The talk in the hotel lobbies of Columbus… The Toskala deal (mentioned earlier) plus the Leafs looking at Mark Bell; and the possibilities of the Bruins going for Fernandez.  The rumor mill churns…

 

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KK Interview with Las Vegas ECHL Co-Owner, Jonathan Fleisig

This morning, Paul had a chance to speak with Las Vegas Wranglers’ co-owner Jonanthan Fleisig about the NHL in Las Vegas.  More about Jonathan from the team’s website:

Fleisig, 37, is a New York City native, and is the co-owner of the Las Vegas Wranglers as well as the principal owner and CEO of Flying Puck, LLC (dba Bakersfield Condors). This is Fleisig’s second year in Las Vegas and he is entering his eighth season in Bakersfield.  While in the WCHL, Fleisig was a member of the league’s Executive Committee, and actively conducted the assimilation into the ECHL for 2003-04.

Along with his hockey holdings, Fleisig is the sole owner of Flyball, Inc., parent company of his baseball club in the Northeast League. He also sits on the Northeast League Board of Directors during this, his eighth season of ownership in the baseball world.

Jonathan is personally involved with many national charities. The Wranglers plan to mirror that charitable commitment, and his belief that minor league sports provide valuable and responsible assests to the community through involvement in local charitie, schools and civic organizations.

Our thanks to Jonathan for taking the time to share his thoughts with KK readers.

You can download the audio file here, or click on the player below to listen online.

 

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KK Interview with “In the Crease” Producer, Matt Gannon

Yesterday, Paul Kukla had the opportunity to speak with Matt Gannon of Stickmen Pictures, and producer of the film “In the Crease” that co-stars over a dozen NHL stars including the Ducks’ Scott Niedermayer and Senators’ Mike Comrie.  It was been a #1 selling sports DVD in both Canada and the United States since its release last year.

Our thanks to Matt for taking the time to share more about his movie with KK readers.

You can download the audio file here, or click on the player below to listen online.

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KK Interview with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly

As hockey fans know, Bill Daly is the Deputy Commissioner of the NHL and has been with the league since 1996. Today he was kind enough to speak briefly with Paul and myself. 

Our thanks to Mr. Daly for taking the time for a few questions.

You can download the audio file here, or click on the player below to listen online.

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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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