Kukla's Korner Hockey
May you enjoy Father’s Day the way you want it.
Maybe taking in a ball game, kicking back and watching the US Open, hitting the water for a little fun or just having a family barbecue, today is the day you can relax and let others do the work.
First off, a few days of relaxed posting, then we turn our attention to the NHL Awards Show in Vegas and the NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.
Shortly after the NHL Draft, the UFA signing period begins. Then hopefully, maybe late July or early August, I can take a vacation, the first one in four years!!!
Paul Kukla will be on the air in a few hours, 5pm ET, joining the crew at ESPN 770 to talk about Game 6 tonight between the Penguins and Red Wings.
Head over here and follow the link on the left side of their web page to listen live.
update 5:26pm, Well, that did not go well. No call back from the show, I was listening and heard Buccigross on. I must have been bumped by him.
Guess that is the way the radio biz goes but a email would have been nice notifying me of what was going on. First time something like that has happened to me.
I am going to kick back a bit tonight and get prepared for another trip to Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.
The game should be the best of the series and the winner will be one victory away from lifting the Stanley Cup above their heads!!!
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I have a schedule, follow-up doctor’s appointment and will return around 11:00am or so.
In the meantime, feel free to discuss anything hockey related in the comments below.
Tonight is the biggest game of the year for the Penguins and it is a “Who wants it more” type game. That is my opinion, what is yours?
Hockey is all we do!!!
I will be around most of the day today and tonight I will be attending a welcome reception for the media.
Saturday & Sunday, I will be updating until 3:00pm then head to the Joe for games 1 & 2. Alanah will posting any updates in my absence.
Don’t forget about the giveaway Tony from The Confluence is having. A change to win a Blu-ray version of ‘Miracle’ is at stake!
Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, a Detroit native, was neutral during last year’s Cup run, but this time, he’s rooting for the Pens.
“Now, I think it’s time for Pens to win it,” said Bettis. “Because these young guys have paid their dues. They’re ready to win a championship, and they need to bring it, bring it home to Pittsburgh.”
• How great was it to see Jim Gregory, Senior VP of Hockey Operations present the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl to the Wings last night. Mr. Gregory suffered a very serious heart attack a few months back and it was niceto see him out and about.
• I wonder what the decibel level in the Joe would have been if Chelios had knocked-in that rebound in OT?
The Kukla-thon has reached $2500 in donations.
What can I say except thank you very much and I am amazed how many KK readers donated.
Many readers also inquired about my health and I am happy to say I am feeling much better and plan to continue running KK for a long time.
I will be adding a ‘Donate Button’ to the right side of KK in the next day if you have the urge to make a contribution, please feel free to do so.
I have also include the Donate Button below too.
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.
Email Paul anytime at email@example.com