Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/17/14 at 06:10 AM ET
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
- Is it possible Hockey Hall of Famer Glen Sather, 70, may be thinking of retiring as a general manager if the New York Rangers make the playoffs this season? I’ve heard that. There was no response to a recent inquiry by me from Sather. If true, the Oilers can get his banner raised next season. The Oilers have put off a ceremony because Sather, the first member of the Oilers’ organization to make the HHOF in 1997, has been a GM with another team.
- South Korea is a Winter Olympics logistical stretch for the NHL players in 2018, but of the five finalists for 2022, only one makes real sense to me: Oslo, the 1952 Winter Games host. Beijing is on the list, which boggles the mind. They’re not having it in Asia back-to-back. The others are Almady, Kazakhstan; Lviv, Ukraine; and Krakow, Poland.
- Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems strange that Dave Andreychuk, who is still waiting for his Hockey Hall of Fame call, will be getting a nine-foot tall statue outside the rink in Tampa, Fla., but the Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t retired his No. 25 yet. In fact, Matt Carle is wearing it right now.
Also from Matheson looks at the options the Oliers have with Nail Yakupov.
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