Kukla's Korner Hockey
With only one game on the schedule tonight, Penguins/Islanders at 7:00pm ET, I am going to take it a little on the easy side today.
I've been putting in some long hours and need to re-charge a bit.
Posts will be a little less frequent today but back at it tomorrow in full force.
I slept in a little longer than normal today and woke up to KK being down.
Back up now and so sorry for any issues it may have cause.
Morning update coming shortly.
Just some house cleaning and friendly reminders...
KK will be looking for team bloggers for next season and a good way to get noticed is to submit a few blogs at the KK Members Blog.
Subject of the blog needs to be hockey related but the topic is up to you. 99.9% of the blogs get approved within 15 minutes of submission as long as they are not submitted late into the night or very early in the morning.
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Now sit back and enjoy the wonderful two months of playoff hockey.
note: original post time was 1:33pm 4/30/13.
From my host...
emergency maintenance on critical power infrastructure
which took KK down, but we should be good now.
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
Here is a look, in no particular order, at 10 of the more prominent UFAs who are poised to hit the market.
1. F Jarome Iginla, 35, Penguins
Iginla’s streak of 11-consecutive 30-goal seasons is about to come to an end, but he could still provide some pop and leadership even in this, the downside of his career. Interesting to see if Ray Shero can find the cap space to retain him. Won’t get the $7-million cap hit he carries this season.
2. F Nathan Horton, 27, Bruins
Past concussion problems might be warning signs for teams looking to ink Horton who, with a cap hit of $4 million this season, entered play Saturday with just 22 points in 40 games.
3. F Stephen Weiss, 30, Panthers
A wrist injury meant the end of the season for Weiss, who has a cap hit of $3.1 million in 2013. Given the shortage of reliable centres in the league, count on a team overpaying for him.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is considered the world’s fastest growing sport, but don’t discount hockey – it’s entirely on the up, which means more teams, more players, and greater competition in the long run. With the Winter Olympics on the horizon, we can get ready for an exciting hockey tournament.
In the last five years, hockey was the second fastest growing sport in the States, a figure based purely on the sale of hockey equipment in the States. Further proof to this growth includes the teams we are increasingly seeing perform come from areas not traditionally considered hockey states.
Tonight I take it easy and unwind a bit.
No more late nights or early mornings waiting for a trade, now it is just about the game on the ice.
I do need to re-charge a bit and will probably return later tonight so this post is for you.
How did the trade deadline turn out for your team? Happy, disappointed or not sure?
Leave a comment below if you'd like, if not see you later tonight.
You can view the schedule for tonight below and I would also like to thank George Malik for his help today.
My Easter wish to you is one filled with joy and happiness.
May you be able to spend this day with family and friends and may your heart be warm on this wondrous day.
As for me, I will be enjoying a mid-day dinner of lamb shish kabob and spinach pie along with some yet to be determined goodies..
George will be watching for any major news while I am away but can anyone really see a trade being made on Easter Sunday?
You have probably seen some WebSimHockey.com ads on KK the last few days and now I would like to introduce them as a direct advertiser on Kukla's Korner.
The first thing you want to take notice of is they are an officially licensed product of the NHLPA. That should mean a lot to you, not everyone who applies with the PA is approved.
I'm looking forward to participating in a sim league there, but just let me get past April 3rd, then the fun can start.
Today, as an introductory offer to the folks who visit KK, you can receive a free subscription by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to mention "Kukla's promo" in the email.
The guys who own the site have been great to work with, live in Canada and know their hockey. Give them a try
note original post was 2/5/13 at 10:27am, Time running out folks, you need to have your team set by 7:00pm ET tonight.
The first KK Draftstreet.com Freeroll went fairly well so we are doing it again. Thanks again to Draftstreet.com for being a direct sponsor of KK.
If you haven't heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy hockey which turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving you a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for Kukla's Korner fans.
This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 LWs, 2 RWs, 2 Centers, 2 Defensive players, 1 Goalie, and a FLEX player. Each NHL player has been allocated a price based on their expected fantasy performance.
You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00pm ET at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.
CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the Kukla's Korner $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com and good luck.
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.
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