Kukla's Korner Hockey
added 12:28pm 1/25/13, If you haven't set your roster, you have until 7:00pm ET tonight to do so and have a chance to win $300.
added 9:57am 1/24/13, Time is running out to participate and have a chance to win $300.
note: original post date was 1/21/13 at 1:01pm- Just bringing this to the top of page so KK members and readers have the opportunity to participate.
If you haven't heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy hockey which turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving you a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $300 in prizes exclusively for Kukla's Korner fans.
This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 LWs, 2 RWs, 2 Centers, 2 Defensive players, 1 Goalie, and a FLEX player. Each NHL player has been allocated a price based on their expected fantasy performance.
You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Friday January 25th at 7:00pm ET at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.
CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the Kukla's Korner $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com and good luck.
Hopefully sometime tomorrow, Tony F. will be returning to his blog, The Confluence, after a 16 month absence. Tony plans to be more opinionated in his blog this time around.
Some of you may have noticed George Malik has recovered enough to start blogging again at The Malik Report.
George is a big help in other areas of KK, he helps fill in the void at KK Hockey when I am away or need some time off, plus he is a night owl so he updates as needed while I am sleeping.
Also, if you are new to KK or need a refresher, please check out this post. It details some of the recent changes to KK, including how to create your own homepage.
KK was down for about 1/2 hour between 12:30 - 1:00pm ET.
We are back up and looking into the issue.
Moving to a new server and host may take a little tweaking on our part, but we are working on it.
Sorry for the problem.
Even through the lockout, KK attracted new followers via Twitter and also had a decent amount of new members sign up.
So here is some information you may need to know about KK.
Did you know you can design your own KK Homepage? Meaning only the blogs you want to appear will be shown. Go into your Profile (top right on any KK page), then Edit Your Profile, scroll to the bottom area and read the directions. Make sure to Update the changes, then click My Homepage, next to Profile at the top right of page and there is your own Homepage. Bookmark it for future use or just click My Homepage when in KK.
Also, if a need comes about and you want to avoid reading comments from another KK member, go to your Profile, select Manage Ignore List and go from there.
Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or leave a comment.
I spent some time dealing with a medical issue late last night and this morning.
I am OK and will be posting in about ten minutes.
Sorry for the delay.
Well we are running pretty smoothly with the new host and server.
If you are seeing this message, that means you are on the new hardware and should see KK loading quicker.
Do remember it may take some time for rss and twitter feeds to catch up with the new DNS. But all should be well in about 8 hours.
One note to KK bloggers, you can now post.
added 3:19am, Right now any post from any blogger besides KK Hockey is not showing up on the homepage of KK. It will be worked on first thing in the morning.
Sometime in the 11:00pm ET hour, KK will be migrating to a new, shiny server and host. Although this may not be big news to you, it is to me since KK will have a bit more flexibility when it comes in dealing with those days KK becomes very busy. Like trade deadline day, UFA day, or an Abel to Yzerman rant or live blog.
You will know you are on the new server/host when this message is no longer at the top of KK. It may take some time, 2-4 hours for you to see the new server after you have visited KK once the migration is complete.
Also, I suggest not posting a comment until you are hooked up with the new server and host, if you do post a comment, it will be not be seen when the new hardware is up and running.
I thank you in advance for your understanding and continued dedication to Kukla's Korner.
I need a little bit of sleep, been up since 6:00am yesterday.
I know I will sleep a little more peaceful now. The lockout has weighed on me, not only because hockey is what I do, but because I love this game so much.
I will not forget the lockout but will not dwell on it, for I do not want to be known as a sour man. I will move forward and enjoy the game on the ice once more.
On another note, KK had a failed move to a different host during the night so rss feeds, twitter feeds and such are messed up right now but will be corrected in a few hours.
Be back soon along with the players.
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.
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