Kukla's Korner Hockey
Last month’s KK Challenge to write the best argument about why your team deserves to win the Stanley Cup, produced hundreds of great entries. Fans were clearly well-motivated by the prospect of a new NHL team jersey of their choice!
Contest entries were all judged by the crack writers at NHL.com, and we’d like to give them a big ‘thank you’ for helping out.
The surprise of the contest was that there was a tie, so TWO winners will be picking up new jerseys! One fan for the Vancouver Canucks and one fan for the Buffalo Sabres. Both will be contacted by email this week to make arrangements to get them the jersey of their choice.
Now, please read their contributions. And our thanks to everyone who shared their team spirit.
Many of you know I have an ongoing family issue that needs 100% attention at times.
This may be an ongoing issue for some time, but really not sure what the future holds.
Anyways, I am back for the rest of the day and appreciate your understanding.
As might already be obvious by now, Paul will be unavailable today for family reasons, so you’re stuck with me yet again. I promise not to rant and cry about the Vancouver Canucks bad fortunes all day (F#$@*&!!!) nor make fun of Kukla’s beloved Red Wings.
Well, I’ll do my best on that last one… maybe we shouldn’t expect miracles.
Regular NHL updates will continue throughout the day. Thanks for your tolerance.
Regular visitors will recall that last week, Paul Kukla was unavailable for two days because of a family medical emergency. Unfortunately that situation remains difficult right now, and he again won’t be available, for the rest of today at least.
Alas, you’re stuck with me again. Any questions or concerns you may have today can be addressed to: email@example.com
Thanks for your patience.
When I first appeared on the web some 26 months ago, my objective was to keep hockey fans updated on the CBA talks.
Today, the same holds true- to keep hockey fans informed on the latest hockey topics.
The last two days I have been unable to do that due to an illness in the family. I won’t go into details except to say when a parent who helped mold and make you what you are today, needs help, you drop everything and devote as much time as necessary to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. I will continue to do just that and if I miss an update here and there, I do hope you will understand.
I must publicly thank Alanah for taking over on KK and providing you with her own style of daily updates. I haven’t been able to read through many of her posts, but I am sure there is a Red Wing shot in there somewhere.
I would also like to say thanks to many of the KK members and readers who passed along their well wishes. They were much appreciated and came at a time when I needed the kind words many of you passed on to me.
Look for updates from me beginning Friday morning and I can say I have missed doing them. During the lockout it was therapy, allowing me to get different opinions on the terrible situation that existed during that time period. I also have learned during the last two days, the updates still provide a therapy for me- I thoroughly enjoy spreading the hockey word to the great fans of the greatest sport we know- HOCKEY.
Now I have one request- The Wings 2nd line needs at least two goals tonight. Please!
added 7:50pm, An error on my part- I am still trying to get adjusted to life behind the keyboard and swear I included IwoCPO for his help too. Anyways, it was a slip on my part and maybe this will push him to live blog tonight’s Wings game.
Just a reminder that Paul Kukla will again be unavailable today due to yesterday’s family medical emergency, and won’t be able to respond to emails, etc. Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments sent his way.
If you have any information or inquiries to direct to Kukla’s Korner today, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Alanah) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to give everyone an update that Paul will not be around for much - if not most - of the day, due to a sudden family emergency. I’ll provide updates here later if necessary.
Meanwhile, if anyone has any pressing issues or information to pass on, you can contact me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to respond as I can.
Thanks for your patience. Hockey updates will still continue throughout the day.
Update 6:49 pm ET:
Paul sends his thanks to everyone for the thoughtful comments on this post and in emails, and to assures you all that he’s doing fine. He also wanted me to mention that he may not be around on Thursday as well, nor will he be responding to emails till he returns to work.
Sadly, that also means you’ll be stuck with me for another day. (Lucky you!)
note: post time has been adjusted to keep this post near the top of the page.
original post time was 11:24am ET
Rob just dropped me an email showing the Kukla’s Korner is a nominee for Best Sports Blog. Very nice.
Maybe while Paul is away with his family emergency, we can throw a few votes on there for KK? Might be a nice surprise for when he gets back. (Almost as nice as the surprise that I haven’t managed to completely blow up the KK servers in his absence…)
Well, feel free to vote, or not. It requires free registration to do so.
Thanks, as always, for being readers.
I have a few early appointments this morning and will be unable to update.
However, the Krew will put in an extra effort sometime this morning to make your morning reading pleasurable.
The winners of the Kukla’s Korner and Canucks & Beyond Hockey Pool have been decided. Thanks to everyone who participated. The top-2 finishers won a prize and there was a random drawing among all contestants for 3rd prize. Go here to find out if you’re a winner!
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