Kukla's Korner Hockey
Everyone from KK hopes you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
We will be in ‘lite’ mode until Tuesday but will be updating throughout the weekend but maybe not as quickly as we normally do.
Time for us to re-charge our batteries and when we return, hockey season will be that much closer.
We have been working behind the scenes again this summer and expect some major developments around September 15th!
Ah, the last holiday weekend before the hockey season really gets going.
Whatever your plans are for the weekend, please be safe and remember, pass the keys if you have had a bit too much to drink!
Well we can’t get much worse in the delivering of hockey news over the last few days.
GM’s are golfing, fishing or just plain out of site. Players are getting the skates sharpened and have started their off-ice conditioning.
Anything on your mind these days? Or are you just taking early August off to prepare for the upcoming season too?
Feel free to leave a comment, question or just tell us how your summer has been going. On a side note, KK has been receiving a few hits from Beijing, China in the last week or so. Probably some media types trying to keep their finger on the hockey world.
USA Hockey Magazine recently came out on news stands with their August edition, which includes a feature on the hockey blogging world. The article should be available online soon.
Meanwhile, we were too excited to wait since they named Kuklas Korner.com to the top of the list—#1—for best hockey blog. (How cool is that?!) Our sincere thanks to USA Hockey Magazine for such a flattering mention for us, plus an excellent list that includes other familiar hockey faces, both mainstream media as well as some independent fan bloggers. Represented are James Mirtle, Ted Leonsis, TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Tom Benjamin, A View From the Cheap Seats, and many others.
Thanks to our friend Patrick Hoffman at The Hockey News for sending us a scan so you can check out the complete list.
Update August 5th: Story now available online.
To make a long story short, lost power last night. This morning computer would not turn on.
Off to the computer store, purchased a new power supply, and that was the problem. I should be back in the swing of things in about twenty minutes.
Sorry for the delay and yes, I bought a battery backup unit too, no more power hits for me.
KK went offline briefly and we’re not sure why. But it seems to be back up and working for now.
Sorry about the interruption.
added 4:55pm (Paul), from our hosting company and sorry for the tech terms- you may understand it better than I did…
Staff is still investigating along with the data centers Sr. engineers and CTO on the root cause of the issues, so far the conclusion is that a line card in one of the Cisco switches at the data center providers core that feeds our own network was the initial cause of the problems.
The actual initial cause of that issue we are still looking into as we have never had trouble with that connection/switch connection to the data center before. Sorry for the slow loadings, or inability to access our systems for approx. 10 to 15 minutes depending on which of our monitoring systems we review and what they test for.
Any breaking new tonight, this post is all yours to announce it.
You see, we need a little down time right now. The updates have been fast and furious since July 1st and it is time to slow down just a bit.
Feel free to consider this an open post, hockey related of course.
It is the start of a long holiday weekend here in the States and we hope everyone celebrating Independence Day has a safe and enjoyable holiday.
We will be here all day covering the latest hockey news, signings and trades that may come about.
And no, we are not getting paid double-time!
Finally getting some time to catch a breath, we checked out the KK traffic stats for the last two days:
page views for July 1—1,472,578
page views for July 2—1,077,107
A huge thanks to our readers for their visits and comments, to the mainstream media and others who regularly send us tips to ensure we don’t miss anything, and to the many blogs and websites for their referrals.
Some of those sites include: James Mirtle, The Pens Blog, Seth Rorabaugh at Empty Netters, WDFN in Detroit (and numerous other radio stations), Spector’s Hockey, Japers Rink, HF Boards, NHL.com, Lets Go Wings, NHL Live! on the NHL Network (loved that close-up of us on TV yesterday!), Gorilla Crouch... and so on. (This list isn’t comprehensive—there are many others—but our appreciation is.)
Anyway, back to work. Sooner or later someone’s gotta sign the rest of these guys, right?
Any signings yet, how about trades, did I miss anything overnight?
Did a player put their home up for sale, how about I saw so-and-so in the airport and he told me he is signing today with ....?
Get ready folks, we wil be hearing all of the above plus more. Do remember, some people just want your hits, the more hits, the more money they make.
We here at KK will be business as usual, providing you with the latest news the hockey world has to offer. It promises to be a busy day, so get your morning coffee and stay tuned!
Also, a big Happy Canada Day!
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