Kukla's Korner Hockey
Thanks everyone for a great month!
The upward spike you see at the beginning of March is due to the trade deadline. The rest of the month remains pretty steady and a good sign people come back on a very regular basis.
Last year we had 970,712 pageviews on trade deadline day, this year we went over the million mark, all the way to 1,328,786!
So how was your day? Happy, scratching your head or just want to hit the couch and relax a bit?
A big thanks goes out to Alanah for her great work today and even Bill(IwoCPO) chipped in with early morning updates.
Tonight we relax with limited posting in the KK Hockey section, then get back right at it tomorrow morning.
Thanks to all of you for visiting KK today and in the past. I will have some visitor numbers for you sometime tomorrow.
It has been a pretty slow news day so I am heading out for a relaxing dinner and will be unplugged from any hockey news until 7:30pm or so.
Feel free to bring up any hockey topics in the comments if it so pleases you!
Paul asked me to put up a quick post mentioning he won’t be around till tomorrow morning. So if any big news breaks tonight and KK Hockey misses it, apologies in advance.
Meanwhile, maybe check out Puck Daddy for a smattering of evening headlines, some of which we didn’t touch on today (i.e. Jose Theodore has a fan, plus Lil Wayne shares his thoughts on hockey fights, and other entertainment).
...the doctor told me I would have had a severe heart attack.
Thursday morning I got up from a deep sleep around 3:00am, felt a little disorientated and then decided to do some early morning posting on KK. I felt a little better a few hours later then not so good.
Drove myself to the hospital (can’t remember doing that) and three hours later I was undergoing a coronary angioplasty to clear two arteries to my heart.
One artery was blocked 100% and the other 90% and I am lucky I did not suffer any heart damage.
So here I am, back to work and thanking my lucky stars I made the decision to go to the hospital when I did.
Thanks to Alanah and Bill and all the other KK bloggers for helping out to keep KK alive while I was gone. I will be taking it easy this weekend but as many of you know, this is what I do on a full-time basis and I plan on continuing my regular posting pattern on Monday.
Also, thanks to everyone who expressed their concern about my health, it means a lot to me and is very much appreciated.
Paul Kukla had a health emergency earlier today, forcing him to check into the hospital for an unexpected surgery. He might be back as soon as tomorrow or it may take a bit longer, so he’ll be unable to respond to emails etc in the near future.
KK Hockey will continue to be updated, but perhaps not as quickly as normal. But we’ll do our best.
As for Paul’s condition, I promise to post an update when we hear more.
February 6th Update: As promised, I just wanted to let everyone know that Paul is on the mend and hopes to be back at the computer sometime this weekend. Thank you to everyone for all the notes and comments, and thanks for your patience. It’s very much appreciated.
*original post-time 2:19pm ET, February 5.
Enjoy the night folks, hockey will soon be back but in the meantime, the KK Hockey section will be in relax mode.
The site will still be updated, but maybe at a little slower pace than usual. Time to kick back just a bit.
Now, off to the couch to watch, what else, the NHL Network - Live From Montreal!
Just a little heads up, I am taking the night off. I’ve been going pretty strong lately and just need a night to re-charge.
Therefore, this can be considered an open, hockey related post. Feel free to leave any related hockey comments.
Of course, if any major news breaks, I will be behind the keyboard once again.
Here’s hoping 2009 brings you much happiness and joy!
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