Kukla's Korner Hockey
Canadians may still be celebrating Canada Day, Americans may have started early with the 4th of July weekend.
Me, I will be around, doing what I do but maybe with a pop in hand on occasion.
Enjoy, be safe and check every so often for any hockey news.
Also, please consider the KK Donation Drive if you haven't done so at this point. Thanks.
We are basically on trade and UFA talk watch starting this morning.
George Malik of The Malik Report and I will be doing our best to bring you the most current news as UFA day approaches on Wednesday at 12:00pm ET.
Coverage will at least be in full mode through the Fourth of July holiday weekend and we will play it by ear if we need to extend the coverage another week.
Then a little 'relaxed' time which will allow me to plan on KK 2.0. Do note posting will continue during this time, but news does slow down during that period.
The KK donation drive is over 75% at this time and any funds you may be able to donate is greatly appreciated. This will be a major overhaul of KK and will include many bells and whistles.
Do understand we will continue to make KK easy to navigate, no pop-up or auto-play ads and nothing to interfere with your browsing of KK.
We are so close to 75% of our goal in the KK Donation Drive. Any amount helps with the new rebuild of Kukla's Korner in the late summer.
Coverage of NHL news and information will be thorough through mid-July. It is not easy work but part of what we do here at KK.
Thanks to all for your continued support and I look forward to bringing you the latest news in the coming weeks.
Over the past season-
I have read or glanced at over 1.4 million tweets.
Have visited over 32,000 websites.
Only God knows how many posts I have made at KK.
And it starts all over again today with a little relaxed time late July thru mid-August.
Plan for the new layout of KK is for late August, early September.
Care to donate to the cause? Thank you!
With a recent donation today, I am happy to say we have reached 70% of our goal at GoFundMe.
Thanks to all who have donated and again, any amount will help.
If you need more information, start here.
As of this morning, the KK donation drive sits at $6650. The goal remains $10,000 and I feel confident it will be met.
I am looking forward to KK 2.0 sometime in the summer months and I am sure it will be one which will carry us forward.
To follow all the previous donation updates, you can start here.
Thanks again to all of you who have donated and I do hope more of you will be able to add to the total. Any amount will help and a donation of at least $25 will get the majority of ads removed for you.
As I have mentioned in the past, KK software is getting old or in hockey terms, it is like a 45 year-old verteran not named Chelios who is trying to keep up.
We have increased the server side of things to relieve some of the strain, but it can only do so much.
A complete re-build is scheduled for the summer months and KK will look a very different when released.
KK depends on you, the members and readers more so than other hockey site. We have no corporate backing so we depend on ad revenue and donations like the one going on now.
We are getting there slowly so if you use KK on a regular basis, any help would be appreciated.
Previous post on this topic is here.
If you follow the Detroit Red Wings, you are probably aware of the partnership they have with the Flagstar Bank.
I am pleased they have decided to develop a relationship with Kukla's Korner too and I do hope you check out all the services they offer to the hockey fans of the Detroit Red Wings.
Below, check out the services they offer you when it comes to a checking account/debit card.
To all of the mothers who visit KK, I wish you the best day of the year.
Too many times your work goes unnoticed but many of you are responsible for great things, little things and for holding your family together.
Wishing all a great day and one of happiness.
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