Kukla's Korner Hockey
At my NHL.com blog today, I lay out my blogging plans for the 2007-08 NHL season.
As always, your participation is encouraged and welcomed.
The talented DCSportschick is hanging up the keyboard on her hockey blogging life for now:
This blog has been a source of great joy for me, and it’s incredibly hard to give it up. However, I’m faced with other life-changing events on the horizon, and in light of that, it’s time.
You’ll still see me around the rink, around the stadium, around the field. That won’t change; I might not be there as often, but I’ll be there. I’m still a sports fan, after all.
A sad day for her many fans, but our best wishes to her in all her future endeavors.
from Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,
Another day, another story on The Hockey News’ pre-season predictions – and the fury they generate in some people and players.
This time, it’s Boston defenseman Aaron Ward whose UnderArmor is in a twist. Apparently, he’s none too pleased we picked the Bruins to finish last in the Eastern Conference this season.
“There’s a reason why (those writers) are not putting skates on,” said Ward, employing the incomparably lame “Youse-guys-ain’t-NHLers-and-therefore-can’t-comment-on-nuthin’ ” argument. “And if (writers) really knew what they were doing, they wouldn’t be writing in Toronto or Montreal or New York. They’d be in Vegas, putting their money where their mouth is.”
Proteau responds and a bit on Ozolinsh too…
from the Buffalo News,
League executives will gather at Ralph Wilson Stadium this afternoon to trumpet the first NHL game to be played outdoors in the United States, one that should shatter the league’s attendance record. The Sabres will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 in the home of the Bills.
NBC, one of the league’s television partners, has been pushing for a marquee New Year’s Day event, Collins said. The holiday is one of the busiest days of the year for television use. It traditionally has been an afternoon of college football bowl games for sports fans, but since the advent of the Bowl Championship Series to determine a national champion, most of the top games are on other days.
The league views that as an ideal time to attract fans.
“It will really build a national and North American platform for the league,” Collins (NHL Sr. VP) said. “There’s a lot of interest in the game.”
more including ticket information…
Many of you know we have a pretty detailed list of many of the hockey related sites on the web.
We have now added an area in the KK Forum where you can point out specific details about your blog or website. Feel free to point to a blog post, but do make sure you do a “soft-sell: too, which will encourage KK readers to click the link!
As always, I also encourage you to point to your blog in the comments here at KK too. If you have something of interest on a post here, by all means let the KK readers know about it.
note: original post was 9/15/07 at 7:40pm, moved to top of page on Sunday.
In case you haven’t noticed, VERSUS has their NHL schedule up. I see game 2 in London will be televised beginning at 12 noon ET.
from Rangers Report,
...My personal favorite, though, was Avery talking about his reputation in the press, and how most of the national hockey media is clueless when it comes to him (he actually used the word “stupid” when referring to the Canadian press, which was a bit strong). Then he said that he really only has to answer to us—meaning the media that covers the Rangers. It was a nice touch, although I’d like to hear him take it a step further and say he really only has to answer to me.
more and you can listen to the Avery interview there…
Puckhound61 just posted a link to NHL TV in the KK Forum.
If you are intested in watching the games on your computer this season, I suggest you take a look at it.
I have also embedded the video on the direct page of this post too.
The embed didn’t work very well, so I removed it and will try to make it work.
There is no other NHL team that has used the web to their advantage like the Washington Capitals.
I started receiving a daily email from the Caps titled “Caps Today” with all types of great links in it. It points to audio, links, video and upcoming events.
I would only hope other NHL teams follow the example the Caps are providing us “new media guys”!
from On the Forecheck,
Thanks to JavaGeek over at Hockey Numbers for pointing out that the NHL is using a new format for its game report files, starting with last night’s exhibition game between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. For hockey stats analysts, this is a bit like Christmas in September; there are some welcome additions to the detailed information presented online after each game, although it will take some work to reconfigure how we pull that data down and bring it into a structured format.
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.
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