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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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KK Interview with CBC’s Kelly Hrudey

Paul Kukla and I had a chance to speak briefly with Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada. From his CBC television bio:

Hrudey became a full-time hockey analyst during the 1998/99 NHL season, after providing stellar commentary during the previous four playoff seasons alongside Ron MacLean. And during the 1999 NHL playoffs, Hrudey’s segment Behind the Mask became a regular feature on Hockey Night in Canada.
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During his 15-year NHL career with the Islanders (six years), Kings (seven years) and Sharks (two years), the former Medicine Hat Tiger compiled a record of 271-265-88, with a goals against average of 3.43, with 16 shutouts.

The conversation can be downloaded here, or listened to on the player below.  Our sincere appreciation to Mr. Hrudey for taking the time to chat with us about the Conference Finals now underway.

 

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KK Interview with LA Times’ Columnist Helene Elliott

I had a chance today to speak with L.A. Times sports columnist, Helene Elliott.  Ms. Elliott is veteran hockey writer who also happens to be the first female journalist to be honored with a plaque in the Hall of Fame of any major professional sport.  From Legends of Hockey:

“Helene Elliott is a pioneer among female sports journalists,” said Kevin Allen, president, Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. “But she has truly been a role model for sportswriters of both genders. Her ethics are unquestionable. Her reporting is beyond reproach. Her prose is lively. Her professionalism is of the highest order. There is no one in this business any more respected than Helene.”

Our conversation can be downloaded here, or listened to on the player below.  My sincere thanks to Ms. Elliott for taking the time to speak to me on a busy game day.

 

 

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Ken Kal On The Wings

I spoke with Wings radio play-by-play man Ken Kal this afternoon.
Ken gives his views on the Wings/Ducks series and answered a few other questions I had.
It was a treat for me to speak with him and hope you enjoy the conversation.

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Jim Kelley Knows Hockey

I just hung up the phone with Jim Kelley of Sportsnet.  Interesting conversation on the playoff matchups, OT in the playoffs and his love of the game.
Listen while you work!!!

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KK Interview with CBC’s Jim Hughson

Jim Hughson has been doing play-by-play duty for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada in these playoffs, to great acclaim by hockey fans everywhere.  He’s currently covering the Anaheim Ducks / Vancouver Canucks series and was good enough to speak to Paul and myself immediately after the pre-game skate today, from sunny Anaheim.

You can download the audio file here, or play it on the video player below. 


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Duhatschek on The Wings/Sharks Series

I had the opportunity to speak with Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail this morning to get his views on the Detroit/San Jose series.
Eric has been covering the series for the Globe and Mail and I really appreciated him taking about 15 minutes out of his busy schedule this morning to discuss the series.
The audio should be of interest to all hockey fans.
I started out by asking Eric about the lack of scoring in this series… listen and enjoy!

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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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