Kukla's Korner Hockey
On this day of Thanksgiving, I want to heap some praise on a few individuals.
First off, a great thank you to Alanah for her dedicated work at KK and for her posting prowess at Canucks and Beyond.
To Bill, for doing his real job first and finding time to post at Abel to Yzerman. His following is massive and he attracts readers worldwide.
To George, for being George. One day he will post a topic you can read in less than five minutes.
Thanks to all the KK members and readers, who visit on a daily basis- Without you, there would be no KK. I am doing something I love and hope to continue to make KK a “must stop” on a daily basis.
To Phil Coffey at NHL.com. It was his decision to bring me in as a blogger there, something that had not been done before and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity he gave me.
Posting may be a little on the slow scale today, but we will be back in full-force on Friday. In the meantime, don’t forget the KK Shopping section and look for some great Black Friday deals tomorrow.
Before all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow run away for the weekend, I wanted to wish you a safe and peaceful Holiday.
Remember, if you have had a few too many “pops”, pass the keys to someone who hasn’t.
Also, you may have noticed the re-introduction of the KK Shopping section. A tab is now located at the top of the page and there are some great deals there. Many more will be added in the coming days so please check it out on a regular basis.
Using the KK affiliates sure does help us out and you are not “paying a premium” by using the available links.
One more thing, KK members now have the ability to add YouTube videos in the KK Forum posts. Directions are located in the forum.
An interview with Paul is one of the feature stories in this week’s edition of The Fischler Report. The newsletter isn’t normally made available without a subscription, but they were kind enough to allow us to provide this edition for all KK readers.
The entire newsletter is available to download/view here (PDF). Paul’s interview is on page 5 titled “Paul Kukla Speaks Out”.
If you have an interest in subscribing to The Fischler Report, you can email to: FischlerReport(at)aol.com. Any questions or comments feel free to contact David Kolb at the same email address.
Update: the link above was fixed, for those having problems. Sorry about that.
Paul will be joining “Around the Boards” at TPS radio tonight, the show starting at 10pm ET.
Around the Boards is a one-hour hockey talk show hosted by David Oleksy (from Buffalo Beat).
It will incorporate the NHL as well as the biggest news in the minor leagues.
TPS Radio.net - Live video and chat
Update November 6: the mp3 from last night’s broadcast
Today, around 3:00pm ET, I will be on The Inside Radio Hockey Show.
I am looking forward to the interview and I have been promised I will be off-the-air by 3:30pm in order to watch the Michigan/ Michigan State football game. Hockey takes a break today while the battle is on.
Paul Kukla will be unavailable for personal reasons for a couple days, and won’t be posting or able to respond to emails during that time.
Kukla’s Korner will be updated as normal, but for tips or anything urgent during Paul’s absence, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email instead.
Paul expects to be back by Wednesday, October 31, at the latest.
We have had a busy week here at KK and have decided to get a little R & R tonight.
Feel free to look around, use the search, tags and category features and also feel free to post in the KK Forum.
If anything major comes up, we will post if we can pull ourselves off the couch.
Several weeks ago, readers were invited to submit a photo which they felt best illustrated the spirit of hockey coming into a new season, and now we have a winner: KK member “The Freak” will be receiving a new, $169 pair of Easton Hockey Stealth S11 hockey gloves for his great entry.
We also decided to give out an unplanned second prize to “Jdunc”. His submission titled “Game Face” was taken while dressed up to watch a hockey game at home on the couch, so we’ve thrown in a $25 gift certificate just for fun, to Ice Jerseys.com.
Both winners will be contacted next week, and you can see their submissions below. Our thanks to Easton Hockey for the prize, and we’ll look forward to another contest in a couple weeks.
And of course, thanks to everyone who participated!
Adam Proteau of The Hockey News has recently co-written a book with Ken Campbell, The Top 60 Since 1967: The Best Players of the Post-Expansion Era.
The Hockey News magazine has, for over sixty years, delivered the authoritative word on the premiere puckhandlers of our generation. In The Top 60 Since 1967, they’ve assembled a panel of experts to celebrate the top 60 players of the NHL in the modern era of hockey — the 40 years since NHL expansion. A detailed analysis accompanies each player, along with photos and statistical charts. Will Wayne Gretzky trump Bobby Orr for the number one position? How does Mario Lemieux stack up? And what about Patrick Roy, Phil Esposito, Sidney Crosby?
Today I talked with Adam about his book, future changes at The Hockey News, and things going on around the NHL—you can hear it on the player below. (*or download this mp3 audio file, if you prefer)
Today I had a chance to chat with Keith Jones—“Jonesy”—about his 8 year NHL career with the Washington Capitals, the Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers. Jonesy was good enough to share the story of his unusual journey to the NHL, as well as his media work these days with Versus.
Jonesy has a book out, co-authored with ESPN’s John Buccigross (whom Paul interviewed earlier), titled “Jonesy: Put Your Head Down and Skate: The Improbable Career of Keith Jones.” The proceeds from this book go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a Philadelphia-area charity which helps the childhood victims of cancer.
The interview can be heard on the flash player below, (or you can download the mp3 audio file here).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org