Kukla's Korner Hockey
Last Tuesday, Paul Kukla’s NHL.com blog invited readers, bloggers and all media to share their favorite personal hockey memory. The hope is to create a list of links at NHL.com on Tuesday, directing hockey fans to all those stories.
More details here. Hopefully by Tuesday we’ll all have a nice list of personal hockey tales linked at NHL.com that everyone can enjoy.
P.S. A big thank you to everyone that’s taking part and also helping promote this on their own sites. It’s greatly appreciated.
For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, both here in the States and abroad, we wish you a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Please be safe throughout the day and night and do remember to pass the car keys if need be.
I will be around this morning, although maybe a little later than normal and will stick around until 3pm or so, then it is off to dinner with the relatives and friends.
With 24 teams in action tonight, let’s see how smart you are.
Pick the winner of every game for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to IceJerseys.com.
Anyone who enters will also be included in a random drawing for a $25 gift certificate to IceJerseys.com.
So, all I need from you is this- In the comment area, list only the winner of each game tonight. Also, we need a tie-breaker so give me the total goals scored tonight.
The $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the person who selected the most total wins. If there is a tie for wins, we go to the tie-breaker and if a tie still exists, a random drawing will be held between the people who met the previous criteria.
You need to be a KK member (free registration) in order to be eligible for the prizes and your submission must be time-stamped no later than 6:45pm ET tonight.
Tonight’s schedule is listed below and good luck.
Yes, the Holiday Season is upon us and I wanted to point out two deals that are in progress right now.
Both Shop.NHL.com and Modells.com are having a 20% off sale today. Check out the links below to get the savings.
Also, don’t forget about the KK Member Blog. This area is a great place to let your opinions be known, maybe alert readers about a blog post you made at your own personal blog, or just talk hockey with other fans.
A new feature has been added to Kukla’s Korner, allowing KK members to begin blogging.
We hope you enjoy this added feature and as always, we are looking forward to reading the posts of the many knowledgeable hockey fans that visit KK on a daily basis.
Let the writing begin and you can follow this link to get started.
You will also notice we have changed the navigation area of KK a bit too, simplifying things with a simple drop down menu when you hover over ‘Blogs’ in the black navbar at the top of the page.
P.S. Posts on the KK Member Blog will not appear on the front page of Kukla’s Korner, but they can always be accessed by clicking on that ‘Blogs’ link in the navigation bar.
*original post-time 3:40pm ET Nov.5
I never realized how importand a $12 fan is to a computer, but now I know.
For the last 30 hours, I have been dealing with a ‘cooling’ issue, but now all is well.
Check out Spector’s for all the latest trade rumor talk. Stuff like this…
The Oilers are shopping Dwayne Roloson and his $3 million salary but haven’t attracted much interest so far,“but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Senators, Kings, Avs and Flyers all got calls. Edmonton doesn’t want anything in return.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Roloson should keep playing well in his starts he could attract considerably more interest as he’d be a more affordable option than Nikolai Khabibulin.
Some odds & ends Kukla’s Korner website business to mention:
- Off the Wire is a new page on the KK site (you can access it from the navigation bar above) where we’ll generally be posting minor news and press releases that will be of interest to some fans, but maybe not the broader NHL audience. Those posts won’t show up on the front page or on the KK Hockey page.
- About subscriptions: Don’t forget there are numerous ways to subscribe to KK. To receive all the posts we put up each day this feed is the one to use; to select only specific blogs just take your pick! (And of course, there’s always Twitter.)
- Don’t forget our Hockey Links page—it can be very useful for finding everything from mainstream media outlets to great fan blogs. If you spot any broken links or would like to suggest a site for the page, contact us anytime.
A couple weeks ago we invited registered members of Kukla’s Korner to enter our Hockey Hall of Fame Contest to win 4 tickets to the Legends Classic game on November 9th, plus 4 more tickets to visit the HHOF itself.
The contest closed last week and so it’s high time we announced the winner, chosen by a random draw: MrGordy.
Our sincere thanks to the Hockey Hall of Fame for providing such a great prize. Anyone else wanting to attend that game or any of the other events being celebrated in Toronto in November, hit this link for more information.
Knockout Hockey is a direct advertiser on Kukla’s Korner and will be awarding a copy of their DVD to a lucky KK member.
You will have your choice of Knockout Hockey- The Original or Knockout Hockey- Fights and Brawls.
All you have to do is leave a comment about the best fight you have witnessed or comment about the top fighters in the game. A random drawing of all comments will be held next Tuesday and the winner will be announced that day.
Note: You’ll have to be a KK member (you can sign up here for free) and leave your comment by Monday night, October 27th, by midnight ET.
The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto has graciously agreed to give one lucky Kukla’s Korner member 4 tickets to the Legends Classic game taking place in Toronto on November 9th, plus 4 passes to visit the HHOF.*
The Source For Sports Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic, taking place at Air Canada Centre, highlights the Sunday afternoon schedule of Induction Weekend. Witness hockey history as the 2008 Inductees receive their official Honoured Member Blazers, then lace up their skates with other NHL stars as they take on a team of Montréal Canadiens’ Legends.
The game boasts an unrivalled roster of 15 Honoured Members – Anderson, Cournoyer, Michel Goulet, Dale Hawerchuk, Rod Langway, Larionov, Lanny McDonald, Brad Park, Robinson, Borje Salming, Steve Shutt, Darryl Sittler, Billy Smith, Peter Stastny and Bryan Trottier. In addition, fans will be treated to a Half-Time Show and Post-Game Encore by Canadian rock icon, Kim Mitchell, live in concert.
If you’re a KK member (registration is free & easy) just drop us a note in the comments of this post and we’ll do a random draw for the winner on October 24th.**
Obviously you’ll have to be able to get to Toronto to attend—but even if you yourself can’t use the tickets we’ll be happy to send them to a friend of yours in the area.
Below is a full press release on the upcoming events at the HHOF:
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