Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Your New Analysts And Host At NHL Network

September 20, 2017 – NHL Network today announced that 2009 Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma, three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko, 14-year NHL veteran Stu Grimson, and former Sportsnet anchor Jackie Redmond have joined its roster of on-air talent appearing across its studio programming. Bylsma, Daneyko and Grimson will contribute as studio analysts, and Redmond will serve as a studio host and reporter.  

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, NHL Network, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Morning Line- Andrew Cogliano On Calling Slashing Penalties

“Hopefully they don’t call penalties when you’re getting guys’ sticks. I think that’s the only thing I don’t want to see happen because a lot of times, that’s what turns over pucks. That’s what makes a forechecker effective. He’s on guys and he’s disrupting their stick.

“So hopefully there’s a big difference between slashing a guy’s stick than slashing a guy on his hands or his wrists. I agree with that. Because a lot of times you can be trouble if you take one of those slashes.”

-Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks.  Eric Stephens of the OC Register has more on this topic.

added 8:38am, Jon Cooper...

"The game is no fun, it's not fun to watch. There's 30 minutes of special teams. I don't think that's what the league intended for our game to be a game of special teams. I don't think that's what the league intended for our game to be a game of special teams. I guess what's tough is nobody knows what the standard is and all of a sudden, you come into the first exhibition game and now they've got to completely change anything that's gone on in faceoffs, which I didn't know that was a big issue in the game, but apparently it was.

-Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times has more from Jon Cooper.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Anaheim Ducks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+cogliano, jon+cooper

The Boston Bruins Are Last In The Local Sports Scene

from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe,

Four is a number always associated with the Boston Bruins.

Bobby Orr — the greatest hockey player of all time — wore No. 4. Black-and-Gold No. 4 jerseys pepper the stands wherever the Bruins play. The best Boston sports bar is The Fours on Canal Street.

Now, as the Bruins get ready for a new season, they once again are all about number four . . . but this time not in a good way.

There is little dispute as to where the Bruins rank on the local sports totem pole at this hour. In terms of overall interest and championship hopes, they are a distant fourth. When it comes to fireworks and buzz, the local hockey team ranks far behind the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics.

Being Fourth In The Market: It’s Called Bruins.

The Bruins simply aren’t in the conversation. They can’t even see the medal platform.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Teams Still Showing Interest In Matt Duchene

from TSN,

Matt Duchene's next destination remains a mystery as he spends training camp with the Colorado Avalanche awaiting a trade.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, as many as eight teams have contacted Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic about Duchene, but no deal appears to be close.

Dreger adds that none of the teams who have reached out feel confident they will acquire the centre, who has been on the trade market since February.

The Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets are all believed to have reached out over the past few days, according to Dreger.

Duchene was asked on Monday if he would stay with the Avalanche if the team did not trade him before the start of the season and he was non-committal in his answer.

“I’m not looking that far (ahead),” Duchene told the Denver Post. “I’m taking one day at a time.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: matt+duchene

Ten Interesting UFAs In 2018

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

The following is a list of the 10 most interesting players, all younger than 35 (listed alphabetically), who could highlight the UFA Class of 2018 (all salary figures are from CapFriendly.com):

Cam Atkinson, RW
Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Cap charge: $3.5 million
Age: 28
2016-17 stats: 35-27-62 in 82 games

Atkinson, entering the last year of a three-year contract, is one of the best bargains in the NHL. He was tied for eighth in the League in goals with Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty and tied for 33rd in points with Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk. Pacioretty has a $4.5 million cap charge. Van Riemsdyk has a $4.25 million cap charge. Atkinson is 13th in the NHL with 62 goals the past two seasons....

John Carlson, D
Team: Washington Capitals
Cap charge: $3.96 million
Age: 27
2016-17 stats: 9-28-37 in 72 games

Carlson is entering the last year of a six-year contract. Since the 2013-14 season, Carlson is 20th among defensemen in points (168), 19th in assists (129), tied for 16th in power play points (68), tied for 11th in game-winning goals (10) and 22nd in ice time per game (23:30)....

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Video- Pat Foley With A Health Update On Eddie Olczyk

via CSNChicago,


Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: eddie+olczyk

The TSN Insiders Tonight

via TSN,

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun have the latest on the teams interested in Matt Duchene, NHL options for Jaromir Jagr, the league's crackdown on faceoffs, a possible extension for Jack Eichel, what the Golden Knights plan to do with their extra defencemen and more.

watch here, no geo-blocking...

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink

The Ottawa Senators Have Interest In Matt Duchene

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Ottawa Senators have done more than kick tires on disgruntled Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene.

Sources say Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has been aggressive in his pursuit of the 26-year-old Duchene, who begrudgingly reported to training camp last week while he continues to wait for a trade.

But that doesn’t mean anybody in Ottawa should go out and purchase a jersey with his name on the back. At this point, it’s believed the two sides aren’t close to a deal.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: matt+duchene

Thoughts For Brian Boyle

Boyle has not skated in camp.




added 5:23pm,

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, New Jersey Devils, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brian+boyle

The Players Will Have To Adapt To The Rule Changes

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

During Monday night’s seven preseason games with available statistics, 41 minor penalties for slashing were whistled, for an average of nearly six per game.

Though it is not a direct comparison, since last year’s preseason data is not available, there were 791 slashing minor penalties called last regular season, for an average of just 0.6 slashing calls per game.

That is a nearly 10-fold jump, sure to snap players to attention to the NHL’s new zero-tolerance policy. There were four slashing infractions in the first period alone of the Rangers-Islanders exhibition at Madison Square Garden on Monday. No preseason game so far has featured fewer than four slashing calls.

The idea is to police slashing more stringently from the outset of the preseason to allow players seven or eight games to adapt before the regular season when the same standard will be in place....

Not only will referees be more focused on slashing, incoming NHL senior vice-president of player safety George Parros said recently that egregious slashes will be met with supplemental discipline.

“We’ll be looking at them more,” Parros said on Sept. 7. “If they seem to be more intentful or directed towards the fingers and hands with greater force, we’re going to be looking to do something: fines, suspensions, whatever it might be.


As always, consistency will be the key.

added 5:26pm, Video- Brad Marchand on the faceoffs, watch below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Talk, NHL Officiating, | KK Hockey | Permalink

« Previous       ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  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


Recommended Sportsbook


Most Recent Blog Posts