Kukla's Korner Hockey
I had a great time on Beaver Island even though the weather was a bit cool and drizzly at times.
Enjoyed getting back to nature for a few days and even enjoyed a concert by the Screaming Orphans (make sure to check out their multimedia page).
I was sorry to hear about the death of Jose Theodore’s infant son and my prayers go out to his family.
Both Dany Heatley and Bryan Murray talked, but what happens next is anyone’s guess.
I am still receiving “panic emails” from readers, waiting for that trade to be made. I am going to refer you to someithing I wrote on August 4th at my NHL.com blog...
I know fans want their team’s roster wrapped up in a little red bow so they can have a sense of relief that all is well and they can look forward to the upcoming season. Having the satisfaction of “the team is set” in early August is not going to happen. Those of us that live and die with our team are experiencing a little nervousness right about now, waiting for something to happen—and happen soon.
We know what moves need to be made, but frankly, many of those moves may not come until we get much closer to early September, and some of our hopeful moves may not be seen as a necessity by the GM, so we just may have to live with what we have.
One more thing. It looks like changes coming in Tampa according to David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Those close to Len Barrie say he is likely to throw in the towel on his one-year run as co-owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning next Saturday, clearing the way for (sparring) partner Oren Koules to take over.
I am taking a mini-break and probably the last one until next summer around this time.
I’d love to tell you I am going to some exotic location, but with the economy the way it is, especially in the Detroit area, I have decided to head to Beaver Island.
I will not, repeat, will not be taking any kind of communication devices with me. I am going the nature route and hope to enjoy the birds and the bees.
I will be leaving early tomorrow and will be back to my normal routine on Monday morning.
I am off to a Doctor’s appointment. I won’t have internet access for about an hour, but will be back shortly after that.
In the meantime, feel free to bring up anything hockey related in the comments.
update 2:49pm, I am back. What, no 3-way trades, no signings, no nothing. Carry on folks.
Over the course of a normal week at KK, I receive about 30 requests to post something hockey related on KK.
At time I do post and at other times I point them to the KK Member Blog, where KK members can do their own post on anything hockey related.
For instance, a post about the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships just went up.
So you can see, you can put it to good use if you so desire.
I hope your August Long Weekend is great and soon hockey talk will be on the front burner.
It certainly appears we will be having a slow, hockey news day today.
Teams are waiting to see how the arbitration hearings go before making any more player movements. Although we may see some minor moves, I doubt we hear of any major signings until these hearings are complete.
I am around today, but as has been the case the for the last few weeks, not much is really going on.
Therefore, this post is an open comment one, have your say anything hockey related and let the discussion begin.
I was planning on hitting the golf course for a 8am tee time, but rain has delayed my plans.
Even after one day of not following all the NHL news, I do feel a bit more relaxed and have a new outlook on life.
While I am in this relaxed posting mode, remember to check out the Sportsnet Free Agent signing tracker which lists even the minor signings that may not be listed on KK.
Have a great day and enjoy the weekend, I know I will.
It is that time of year, when news is slow and about to get even slower.
Therefore, I plan to be in relaxed mode through the weekend. I am still around, but posting will be be relaxed, meaning when I feel like posting, I will.
The time has come for me to recharge my batteries a bit and recover from a very long season.
Please understand this it the first time in four years that I am doing this and may even extend the relaxed mode into next week, but I do need to do some things around the house and get outside and enjoy this great weather. Maybe even chase a little white ball around some green grass!
I am headed out for the evening and will try to update if I hear of anything major regarding our game.
Otherwise enjoy the weekend and Go Tigers!
Hope everyone has a great Independence Day!!!
For the next three days, the KK Hockey section will be in lite-posting mode while I enjoy some party time with family and friends.
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