Kukla's Korner Hockey
The KK upgrade is running a bit behind schedule but should be ready to go within two weeks.
It has not been a very healthy summer for me but with a recent change of medication, I feel much better and have much more energy.
Many of you who have followed KK over the years know I have always concentrated on the game played on the ice and will continue to do so.
Many new KK members and followers on Twitter seem to appreciate the hockey talk and I have always assumed most people interested in KK are a little bit older, knowledgeable and don't want/care about some of the outlandish, off-ice stories which happen to appear every so often.
First thing up is getting some business out of the way.
The KK GoFundMe Donation Drive is about $1750 away from reaching the lofty goal.
Any and all donations are much appreciated.
Now about the new KK.
Enjoy the day, be safe and the best thing about this holiday, it tells us hockey is right around the corner.
I have decided to take it easy for the next four days which means my posts will be limited for those days. Depending on my mood, I may do a morning update, but after that, who knows.
Time to refresh the batteries by doing nothing except for catching up on the old Bonanza series on the DVR.
George Malik will fill in when he is around but do understand it is still slow in the hockey world and we will continue to post news which informs our members and readers.
Big changes are coming in the next month or so and when I say changes, I do not mean what we do but how we look.
Back officially on Monday and in the meantime, time to put my cowboy hat on.
Thanks to some very recent donations, the KK GoFundMe Dontation Drive is now over $8000.
Your donations will help make KK a much better place moving forward and I cannot thank you enough.
Do remember, anyone who has donated in the past and does so again, any amount over $20 will get the majority of ads removed on KK to make your browsing experience that much better.
If this is your first time donating, anything over $25 will also to the trick.
Again, thanks to all who have donated.
The latest information is we are just over 76% towards the goal of $10K.
The new design will be a big upgrade for us but understand, it will still be easy to navigate, no more down server issues and the loading of KK will be much quicker.
More information coming as we get a little deeper into the summer.
Canadians may still be celebrating Canada Day, Americans may have started early with the 4th of July weekend.
Me, I will be around, doing what I do but maybe with a pop in hand on occasion.
Enjoy, be safe and check every so often for any hockey news.
Also, please consider the KK Donation Drive if you haven't done so at this point. Thanks.
We are basically on trade and UFA talk watch starting this morning.
George Malik of The Malik Report and I will be doing our best to bring you the most current news as UFA day approaches on Wednesday at 12:00pm ET.
Coverage will at least be in full mode through the Fourth of July holiday weekend and we will play it by ear if we need to extend the coverage another week.
Then a little 'relaxed' time which will allow me to plan on KK 2.0. Do note posting will continue during this time, but news does slow down during that period.
The KK donation drive is over 75% at this time and any funds you may be able to donate is greatly appreciated. This will be a major overhaul of KK and will include many bells and whistles.
Do understand we will continue to make KK easy to navigate, no pop-up or auto-play ads and nothing to interfere with your browsing of KK.
We are so close to 75% of our goal in the KK Donation Drive. Any amount helps with the new rebuild of Kukla's Korner in the late summer.
Coverage of NHL news and information will be thorough through mid-July. It is not easy work but part of what we do here at KK.
Thanks to all for your continued support and I look forward to bringing you the latest news in the coming weeks.
Over the past season-
I have read or glanced at over 1.4 million tweets.
Have visited over 32,000 websites.
Only God knows how many posts I have made at KK.
And it starts all over again today with a little relaxed time late July thru mid-August.
Plan for the new layout of KK is for late August, early September.
Care to donate to the cause? Thank you!
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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