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Thank You!

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? smile

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Early Morning

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!

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Open Post

What player or players are you hoping your team will sign once the UFA signing period starts on July 1st at noon ET?

Do you expect any trades to be made by your team or will they stand pat? 

Let your opinion be known by commenting in this post!

To review how the first day of the UFA signing period went last year, take a look back on KK and work forward using the page navigation at the bottom of the page. 

We are now on high alert mode and will be providing updates when any hockey news breaks.  Stay tuned, it appears with the rise of the cap, players are waiting to see what their value is on the open market.

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KK Logo Design Contest

imageKukla’s Korner has launched a contest today at 99designs.com, inviting our artistic-minded hockey friends from around the internet to design a great new logo for the website

There’s a $200 prize for the best logo and we intend to implement the winning entry into KK’s new website design coming later this summer (with the hard work of Kevin at Venn Communications, I should add).

All the details can be read in the brief. Contest closes in 7 days.

Note: submissions must be submitted via 99designs.com.  Please don’t email them to us directly as they will not qualify for the prize.

 

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Thoughts From the Draft: Day 2

imageGuest writer Erin Nicks is covering the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa for Kukla’s Korner this weekend.

By Erin Nicks

Those concerned about Ottawa picking up some grit in this year’s draft will need to dig deep into Round 5, when the club (after much apparent hemming and hawing) selected defenceman Mark Borowiecki with the 139th pick.

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  Tags: derek+stepan, erin+nicks, jared+staal, mark+borowiecki, nhl+entry+draft

NHL Entry Draft 2008 Liveblog

imageGuest writers Erin Nicks and Patrick Williams are covering the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa for Kukla’s Korner this weekend. This post will be updated with random news through the evening. Original post-time is 5:26pm. All times EST. Updates will be time-stamped and added below.

5:26pm—Erin:  Zach Bogosian, on his travels to Ottawa and the surrounding areas to train…

“I’ve been coming up here 4-5 days a week – it’s pretty bad on gas, but it’s worked for me for the past couple of years.  Obviously (fitness guru) Lorne Goldenberg has trained some great players like Gary Roberts and Cory Stillman – he helps me out a lot.  That’s one of the main reasons why I’ve succeeded over the past few years – he made my body ready for the rigours of the NHL.”

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KK Interview with Thomas McCollum

imageGuest writer Erin Nicks is covering the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa for Kukla’s Korner this weekend.

By Erin Nicks

As the top-ranked North American goaltender in this year’s draft, Thomas McCollum has garnered attention for being a potential franchise backstopper. At yesterday’s media luncheon featuring some of the top prospects, the soft-spoken ‘tender shared a few thoughts on the draft and his future.

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KK Interview with Drew Doughty

imageGuest writer Erin Nicks is covering the NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa for Kukla’s Korner this weekend.

By Erin Nicks

Blue-chip defenceman Drew Doughty wants to jump immediately into the NHL with both feet—and many think he’s capable of doing so.  After a conversation with him yesterday, you get a pretty clear idea of where he’s hoping to land.

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Meet the Press: Patrick Williams

Today is the opening of the NHL Entry Draft, and Erin Nicks and Patrick Williams are covering the event in Ottawa for Kukla’s Korner. Earlier this week we asked Erin a few questions about her life and love of hockey, and today it’s Patrick’s turn. 

Patrick is the ideal journalist to cover the NHL’s draft weekend, given how much time he spends with and writing about the up-and-coming stars.  His beat is the American Hockey League—writing for the likes of Slam! Sports and The Hockey News, among others—and so he’ll be seeing a lot of some of these draft picks in the coming years as they rise into the AHL and beyond.

Patrick, what is the main difference between working in the media in the NHL and AHL?
Everything in the NHL is a lot more tense, and the egos (and not simply those belonging to the players) are decidedly larger.

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2008 NHL Entry Draft at Kukla’s Korner

Kukla’s Korner will be covering the NHL Entry Draft live again this year, this time with the help of two great hockey writers, Erin Nicks and Patrick Williams.  They’ll be providing exclusive interviews from Ottawa, liveblogging the gossip, and posting whatever else they find going on behind the scenes.

More details available here.

P.S. My endless gratitude to Patrick and Erin for undertaking this project with me for KK readers—it should be a lot of fun!

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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 pk@kuklaskorner.com

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