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Enough Don

from Shawn Lavigne of the XM204 Blog,

I have enormous respect for Don Cherry but there are weeks when I watch ‘Coaches Corner’ where I just scratch my head in bewilderment at some of the stupid comments he makes. Last night on his ‘hockey pulpit’ he talked about the theatrics of Alexander Ovechkin and the ‘boring Europeans’ on the Detroit Red Wings and after 25 years of this anti-European garbage spewing from his mouth it motivated me to share my thoughts.

As broadcasters most of the information that we comment on is our opinion but unfortunately in Canada when it comes to Cherry it is suppose to be taken as religion with his anti-european cult of followers. Trust me I’ve been in sports radio and television for 15 years and heard it all from callers and hosts who bow down to the Great Wall of Cherry.

continued & if you missed the Cherry videos, you can see the Ovechkin one here and a two-parter on the Wings can be found here...

added 5:51pm, from Nate of Welcome to the Show,

Cherry is entitled to his opinion, of course, but it raises a good question: do we have to listen to it? Specifically, for those of us in the U.S., should NHL Network subject us to this garbage on a league-owned network?

Don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with Hockey Night in Canada when I had the chance to watch for four years in Michigan. I wish Jim Hughson could follow me around and describe my every move for a day.

And there’s room for criticism on NHL properties; you’ll see it on NHL.com and hear it on NHL Live and On the Fly. But Cherry’s xenophobic, misguided and frankly wrong comments have no place on a league-owned network.

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Detroit Fans:  Start At The 2:30 Mark

Don Cherry last night after the first HNIC game talked Wings.  He claims Datsyuk hits are from behind and the Wings are not drawing fans to the Joe because of the Wings style of play.  Also a bit of Lidstrom thrown in too.

Now scroll to the :55 second mark of part 2 of the video below.  More Wings talk…

added 8:01am, George Malik of SnapShots breaks down the video…

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Don Cherry Talks Numerous Topics

Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight talks Georges Laraque, Steven Stamkos, Steve Mason and Alexander Ovechkin goal celebrations.

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Watching & Listening Options For Trade Deadline Day

NEW YORK/TORONTO (February 27, 2009) – The countdown is on to the 2009 NHL Trade Deadline. Whether at work or play, NHL fans will have the opportunity to stay connected to all the action leading up to and throughout Trade Deadline Day 2009 through unprecedented coverage by the NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Radio.

        Wednesday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET marks the deadline for teams to bolster their rosters for their 2009 playoff runs. Beginning at noon that day, the League’s three media platforms will simulcast six hours of trade deadline-focused programming that will keep fans informed while providing exclusive access to the League’s movers and shakers and, for the first time, a behind-the-scenes look at how a trade officially goes down.

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A Note About Spector’s Site

Lyle Richardson asked me to post this about his site…

His site has not been suspended but is in fact going through a server upgrade.

The site should be up and running normally soon as it’s going to be migrated to its own dedicated server

updated 11:18am, Spector’s Hockey is running smoothly again.

added 11:31am, The migration probably hasn’t been completed.  Sometimes the site is available, sometimes it is not.  Just check every so often.

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Preparing For The Deadline

via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

Obviously, it’s going to be a fun week to see how all this trade-deadline stuff shakes out around the league. If you’re really looking for credible information, posted by writers who use their actual names and do reporting by talking to actual people, any of the blogs linked on the right side of the page are good resources.

I’d like to point out two more, for those who might not be aware of them. Greg Wyshynski posts news, and a lot of really entertaining features, at his Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo. Paul Kukla does a fantastic job, at Kukla’s Korner, of posting the latest news and actually attributing it to sources. What a concept!

No payola involved. Those are just two sites I happen to enjoy visiting. Feel free to post others that you think do a good job.

Very nice of you to include KK!  I also want to point out Alanah does a great job helping out and I would be lost without her.

Now Rich is asking (use the above link) for other sites that you think would be worthy of a mention, so let him know and I will be following it and keep KK readers updated.

 

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Cool Pucks

NHL off-ice official Gary Steffenhagen shows Blackhawks TV the process of keeping the pucks at a suitable game temperature.

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Off Goes The Forechecker

Dirk Hoag of On the Forecheck fame, has decided to move on from KK.

I want to thank Dirk for his professionalism and we depart on very good terms.

I am sure Dirk will let you know where he is headed and I wish him nothing but success.

Meanwhile, here at KK, we will continue to provide you with all of the latest hockey news from around the hockey world. 

Even though people come and go, one thing remains constant here, and that is you, the members and guests of KK.  Our numbers continue to grow and we hope you continue to visit us on a regular basis.  Last year on trade deadline day, KK had over 970,000 pageviews and I expect that number to increase on Wednesday.

Again, we thank everyone for their support and anticipate another great rush to the playoffs here at Kukla’s Korner.

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NHL Network Free Preview

NEW YORK – The NHL Network will offer a free preview to more than 34 million subscribers of multiple distributors in the United States, such as DIRECTV, DISH Network®, AT&T U-verse, Verizon, Cox Communications, Grande Communications and TVMAX, beginning Monday, March 2 through Saturday, March 7.

As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games, robust game highlights packages and expert analysis. As a portion of this six-day free-preview period, viewers will be able to watch 52 hours of HD hockey programming including five live games, special Trade Deadline day coverage and 10 premieres of exclusive original NHL Network™ programming.

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Question Of The Day

In my NHL.com article today, I asked readers of playoff bubble teams how they feel about their chances of making it into the second season.

So, I am also asking readers of KK the same question- Will your team make the playoffs and give me the reasons why they will or will not?

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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 pk@kuklaskorner.com

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