Kukla's Korner Hockey
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
May the sunrise remind us to follow in the light of our Creator!
Sunrise Mass for me this morning, then off to the final round of The Masters.
The Krew will be updating throughout the day.
See you either late tonight or on Monday- We still have about two months of hockey ahead of us, the real season starts soon!
The year-long hockey pool at Kukla's Korner is down to the final weekend. The top 2 finalists will win a prize, plus there will be a random drawing for a third prize which every pool member will get a chance at. Check out the current standings at Canucks & Beyond, co-sponsor of the pool. Good luck!
Easter Sunday I will be in Augusta, Georgia for the final round of The Masters!!!
A lifelong dream of mine, I will be walking the same course that so many golfing greats have battled throughout the years.
What a birthday gift- We jet in on Sunday morning, stay for the final round and then jet back home Sunday evening.
All access passes and so looking forward to a little break!
In my absence, the rest of the Krew (will open wmp video) will be handling the Sunday update!
I do hope those of you who celebrate the Easter Season, have a safe and peaceful day with family and friends.
Well, my Opening Day ritual continues. I will be attending the Tigers/Blue Jays game today so updates may be a little less than normal.
One more thing- We think the NHL schedule is bad, but the Tigers will not see the Blue Jays again after April 15th. One of the great things about playing Toronto was taking the train from Windsor to Toronto for a nice summer weekend of Tigers/Blue Jays.
Now it looks like a train ride to Chicago this summer instead of TO.
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 email@example.com