Kukla's Korner Hockey
We will be moving to a new hosting service this evening so you may see a little KK down time, probably no longer than a couple of minutes between 10pm ET-midnight.
Also, comments you make from roughly 9pm ET-midnight may be lost and I apologize inadvance for that small issue.
I will update this post when all is good again.
added 12:59am 1/6/13,
The transfer is taking longer than expected but the good news is, the NHL and PA are still meeting at this late hour.
Really no news at all, slowly moving along with some bumps still in the road.
The switch is complete but it may take some time, maybe up to 2-4 hours for the DNS to switcn.
So probably not best to comment unless you want to take a chance of it disappearing.
Well, we found some errors when the new host went online, so back to the old host until we try again. You may see posts and comments disappear for the next few hours but hopefully everything back to 100% in a few hours.
According to the reports I have read today, the NHL and the NHLPA have no plans to meet before Christmas and I would not be surprised if they do not meet until the new year.
I am pretty beat up right now, I will admit covering this lockout is much harder than covering the NHL on a daily basis when games are being played.
Everyone has the some story so I pick and choose very carefully what is posted on KK. That means delaying at times, passing on the first to report story and gathering one with all the details, so I do not have to add to a story later.
I will be in relaxed mode through Christmas, meaning I will post a story when I am available. But do understand I will be monitoring things and if any big news breaks, I will post it ASAP.
I am sure some of you are traveling this weekend so stay safe and everyone enjoy this glorious Holiday Season.
Hanukkah- A tradition of freedom, courage, and peace.
A time of renewed faith and hope. Have a Joyous Celebration.
Time for me to put my feet up, enjoy a little of the holiday spirit and clear my mind.
If anything newsworthy needs to be posted, I will, if not, see you Saturday morning.
Normally on Cyber Monday I would list the numerous affiliates I have which are associated with the NHL, such as apparel, sweaters, hats, decorations, etc.
But during the lockout, I personally don't feel it is right to advertise any of those products until we have our game back.
Yes I am taking a hit, so call this my own personal stand against anything NHL related until the NHL and NHLPA can sign a new CBA.
In the meantime, I just ask if you do shop at Amazon.com, that you use this link to make your purchases. I also want to thank those who continue to shop at Amazon.com using my affiliate link, it has really helped out.
If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, keep reading, if not, enjoy your shopping day.
Yes it is slow and for once I an thankful for that.
I have been fighting for the last 18 hours symptoms that appear to be flu-like but I don't think it is the flu.
I have improved enough to type this and not feel drained of all my strength, so progress is being made.
All liquids today, Gatorade and Vernors, and maybe some dry toast tonight.
Hopefully I will be back on Sunday morning.
I celebrated Thanksgiving last night so I will be having today what you will tomorrow- leftovers.
The fresh, Amish bird was juicy, big (22 lbs) so that means lots of poultry to eat for the rest of the long weekend.
As I am stuffing myself, sitting in front of the TV while trying to enjoy some football ( I may have to avoid the Lions game to do that), I will be thinking about all of you and want to say I am very thankful for people like you who visit KK on a regular bases.
May you enjoy the holiday with family and friends and remain safe while you do so.
Because of family commitments and schedules, we are celebrating Thanksgiving in about 15 minutes.
The house is filled with about 15 people while I sit in my home office doing what I do.
Well, what else is there to say anyway, we have all heard the CBA story too many times and I believe most of you are as frustrated as I am.
So I will return sometime this evening with updates but in the meantime, I am ready to feast.
Time for a little R & R for me, so I am taking tonight off unless something huge breaks.
Hopefully a few 'pops' will help me relax and I will be fresh and ready to go Saturday morning.
Have a nice night!
Sorry for the problem. From my hosting service.
[November 12th 2012 - 12:17PM CST] Our team has identified another spike on the monitored web cluster that has caused the most recent intermittent performance impacts. We’re working to identify where/who is the source of impacts.
So if you have access issues, you know the problem is being addressed.
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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.
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