Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Pittsburgh-Penguins

Video- Evgeni Malkin With A Big Hit On Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi did go the the Rangers dressing room but did return half way through OT.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dan+girardi, evgeni+malkin

The Hockey Savior

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

We tend to forget that Sidney Crosby saved hockey.

That was the narrative pinned to him as he was drafted nearly a decade ago. The NHL had just lost the 2004-05 season. People were throwing around words like “beleaguered” and “troubled” in connection with the sport.

Though it didn’t turn out this way, everyone assumed hockey was going to take a post-lockout, baseball-style nosedive in popularity.

n the midst of all that angst and expectation, Crosby floated into our lives. He’s been there 10 years. It feels like 30. Crosby has risen to the highest conceptual plane any pro can reach – he’s become a means by which we measure time in our own lives.

He’s still only 27. But as Crosby begins to take on the lean look of athletic middle age, we’re reminded just how much older we’ve become since he arrived.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sidney+crosby

Video- Ah, The Old “Goalie Prevented From Doing His Job” Rule

via the Situation Room blog,

At 9:15 of the second period in the Pittsburgh Penguins/New York Rangers game, the referee informed the Situation Room that Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was prevented from doing his job in the crease. According to Rule 78.5 "Apparent goals shall be disallowed by the Referee when an attacking player has interfered with a goalkeeper in his goal crease." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no penalty and no goal New York Rangers.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Video- Kris Letang Injury

 

Letang has not returned for the 2nd period.

added 8:08pm, Letang is back on the bench.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: kris+letang

Video- Can’t Call It Anything But A Cheap Shot By Dustin Byfuglien

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dustin+byfuglien, steve+downie

A Four-Year Contract Extension For Marc-Andre Fleury In Pittsburgh

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal begins with the 2015-16 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign, and has an average annual value of $5.75 million.

“I believe in Marc-Andre Fleury, as the team does,” said Rutherford, a former goaltender. “He’s won before and he will win again. We’re very pleased to have him signed long term.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marc+andre+fleury

Successful Surgery For Olli Maatta Today

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta underwent successful surgery today to remove a tumor in his thyroid gland.

Team doctors had said it was possible that the tumor was a form of low-grade thyroid cancer. Results of pathology testing to determine whether the tumor was malignant will be available within 7-10 days.

“Even if it is found to be cancerous, we do not expect that he will need radiation or chemotherapy, and we anticipate a complete recovery,” said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician. “The surgery went well and Olli is resting comfortably.”

Maatta, 20, is expected to be able to return to the lineup within four weeks.

The surgery was performed by UPMC head and neck surgeon Dr. Robert Ferris.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: olli+maatta

You Can Come Out Of The Penalty Box Now

from Darren Dreger of The Dreger Report at TSN,

- As our video shows (click here to watch the video), L.A. Kings forward Jarret Stoll was tagged for tripping as Pittsburgh's Brandon Sutter went down inside the blue line. Stoll argued the call, but was swiftly directed to the penalty box by Greg Kimmerley who eventually waived Stoll out of the box after consulting with fellow referee Steve Kozari.

It's clear a mistake was made and this isn't the first time on-ice officials have rescinded a penalty. However, a similar scenario almost always includes a high-sticking infraction when a teammate has caused the foul, as recognized by one of the game's four officials.

This wasn't that case. This was a tripping call the Penguins might argue shouldn't have been called back.

As it turns out, Pittsburgh won the game and this isolated play had no impact on the outcome. However, while NHL officials shouldn't be beaten down for getting it right, some around the league worry about the precedent of this overturned call from now on. ...

- We're just over four months until the NHL trade deadline, so there's plenty of time for the Washington Capitals and veteran defenceman Mike Green to work on a contract extension. However, with the offseason signings of blueliners Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, many believe Green may be viewed as the odd man out given the $6.08 million cap space he takes up.  

more

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Talk, NHL Officiating, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Olli Maatta On How He Feels After Announcing Surgery To Remove A Tumor

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

“Importantly for Olli, we don't expect this to affect his health in the long term,” Dr. Vyas said. “Secondarily, we expect him to do well from a hockey standpoint.”

Maatta spoke at the press conference and said he doesn't feel much different since learning of the mass during training camp physicals.

“I don't feel any different,” Maatta said. “Feel the same as I did before I found out. I don't think right now I feel any different than I did a year ago or anything. I feel healthy, and I feel fine.

“Only thing is different is now maybe I know I have cancer. You know what? It's tough news, but I don't think it has affected me much.”

He said there's about an 85 percent chance the mass is cancerous.

An ultrasound, DNA testing and a biopsy were all performed, Dr. Vyas said.

If there's something additional that Maatta needs to have done, that will come at the end of the season, Dr. Vyas said.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: olli+maatta

Olli Maatta Will Have Surgery To Remove A Tumor On His Neck

via a Pittsburgh Penguins release.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck that could be a low-grade thyroid cancer.

“Olli will have surgery to remove the tumor,” said Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ team physician. “Even if it is found to be cancerous, we do not expect that he will need radiation or chemotherapy, and we anticipate a complete recovery. In all likelihood, Olli will go on to live a healthy life and this should not affect his ability to play hockey long-term.”

Maatta, 20, has been cleared to play until the time of the surgery.

Vyas said he will likely be able to return to the lineup within four weeks.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: olli+maatta

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›      Next »

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

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts