Kukla's Korner Hockey
As I mentioned yesterday, KK posting will be in “lite” mode until December 26th and will go “dark” around noon ET on December 24th thru the morning of the 26th.
So this post is open to you, feel free to talk hockey or in this one instance, general talk is allowed too.
As you can see at the bottom of each blog homepage, traffic is down and will be that way for about the next ten days or so. But if yoi have a question, a rant or just want to get something out, feel free to do so in the comments of this post.
Thanks to those of you who participated in my spur-of-the-moment little hockey story contest the other day. For the cost of a $25 gift certificate to IceJerseys.com, I was grateful for the entertainment as we all wind down for the holidays.
By a random draw, the winner is BSalmon, who will be contacted by email to receive the prize.
Before you leave the web for more important things, like spending valuable time with family and friends, I wanted to wish all of you a peaceful and glorious Holiday Season.
The hockey section of KK will be going “dark” around noon ET on Monday, December 24th and return on December 26th. Posting will be a little less frequent beginning today through the 26th.
May you and your loved ones experience the true meaning of Christmas and keep those less fortunate in your thoughts.
It has been a great year at KK and thanks go out to Alanah, Bill and KK contributors George and Steve. We will be back in full force soon and look forward to bringing you “everything hockey” in the coming months.
Without you, the members and guests of Kukla’s Korner, this little hockey site would not be possible. Thank you and remember, if you have had too many “pops”, pass the keys to someone who hasn’t. I want each and everyone of you back reading KK!
This morning, I was reading this thread of people’s favorite personal hockey stories. This one gave me a laugh:
At a game between Cal State Northridge and Sacramento State while the refs were sorting out the penalties, Bryan Adam’s song ‘Everything I do (I do it for you)’ was playing over the PA system.
CSUN’s goalie takes his helmet off and starts doing some figure skater styled jumps (in full goalie gear) while belting the song out at the top of his lungs.
Anyway, it got me thinking about whether any KK members have a short-and-sweet hockey story they’d like to tell? If so, feel free to tell it in the comments of this post and I’ll do a random draw of all the entries on Friday at 12 noon (ET) for a $25 gift certificate to Ice Jerseys.com.
Just be sure you’re logged into your member account when you leave your comment entry. (And if you’re not a member, you can register here quick and easy).
P.S. I reserve the right to completely disregard bad entries… “I went to a game and saw a fight” doesn’t count! (Well, unless it involves cheerleaders, or something…)
I will be on the air tonight at 9:00pm ET on Long Island’s AM1240-WGBB.
The show can also be heard online at nyhockeytalk.com.
On this day of Thanksgiving, I want to heap some praise on a few individuals.
First off, a great thank you to Alanah for her dedicated work at KK and for her posting prowess at Canucks and Beyond.
To Bill, for doing his real job first and finding time to post at Abel to Yzerman. His following is massive and he attracts readers worldwide.
To George, for being George. One day he will post a topic you can read in less than five minutes.
Thanks to all the KK members and readers, who visit on a daily basis- Without you, there would be no KK. I am doing something I love and hope to continue to make KK a “must stop” on a daily basis.
To Phil Coffey at NHL.com. It was his decision to bring me in as a blogger there, something that had not been done before and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity he gave me.
Posting may be a little on the slow scale today, but we will be back in full-force on Friday. In the meantime, don’t forget the KK Shopping section and look for some great Black Friday deals tomorrow.
Before all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow run away for the weekend, I wanted to wish you a safe and peaceful Holiday.
Remember, if you have had a few too many “pops”, pass the keys to someone who hasn’t.
Also, you may have noticed the re-introduction of the KK Shopping section. A tab is now located at the top of the page and there are some great deals there. Many more will be added in the coming days so please check it out on a regular basis.
Using the KK affiliates sure does help us out and you are not “paying a premium” by using the available links.
One more thing, KK members now have the ability to add YouTube videos in the KK Forum posts. Directions are located in the forum.
An interview with Paul is one of the feature stories in this week’s edition of The Fischler Report. The newsletter isn’t normally made available without a subscription, but they were kind enough to allow us to provide this edition for all KK readers.
The entire newsletter is available to download/view here (PDF). Paul’s interview is on page 5 titled “Paul Kukla Speaks Out”.
If you have an interest in subscribing to The Fischler Report, you can email to: FischlerReport(at)aol.com. Any questions or comments feel free to contact David Kolb at the same email address.
Update: the link above was fixed, for those having problems. Sorry about that.
Paul will be joining “Around the Boards” at TPS radio tonight, the show starting at 10pm ET.
Around the Boards is a one-hour hockey talk show hosted by David Oleksy (from Buffalo Beat).
It will incorporate the NHL as well as the biggest news in the minor leagues.
TPS Radio.net - Live video and chat
Update November 6: the mp3 from last night’s broadcast
Today, around 3:00pm ET, I will be on The Inside Radio Hockey Show.
I am looking forward to the interview and I have been promised I will be off-the-air by 3:30pm in order to watch the Michigan/ Michigan State football game. Hockey takes a break today while the battle is on.
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