Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Jon Jordan on 01/27/11 at 01:18 PM ET
This afternoon, I will begin the trek to Raleigh, North Carolina, for coverage of this weekend’s All-Star festivities.
I have some feature ideas and interview targets in mind, which I’ll post individually as they come together, but one thing I wanted to put out there for the readers is a journal-type account of the trip, including the near ten-hour journey alongside my partner on The Bolts Beat, ESPN 1040’s Mike Corcoran. (Given our argumentative relationship on the show, if one of us doesn’t finally kill the other at some point between now and Monday, the weekend will be considered a roaring success.)
I’ll recap the ongoing revelry several times throughout each day and post those updates in the KK Hockey section of the site continually but I also thought I’d toss out the invitation to follow along on Twitter, if you aren’t doing so already, as this weekend’s happenings are sure to entertain the masses in rapid fire fashion, even while we’re on the road.
Don’t worry, if necessary, I’ll dictate to Mike, so as not to tweet and drive.
So play along, won’t you, and follow @JonJordan for constant updates in addition to checking out the regular entries beginning either really late tonight or tomorrow morning. (And if I can ever figure out how to get one of those damn Twitter widget/badge thingamajiggers embedded, we’ll have that method of correspondence too!)
I’ll be maintaining the usual Tampa Bay/Southeast focus, naturally, so in addition to Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos, Messrs. Staal, Green, Ovechkin, Skinner, Byfuglien and Ward will be in my sights, as will Florida’s Evgeny Dadonov and Carolina’s Jamie McBain from the rookie lot, but I’m sure to chat up a host of others as well.
We’ll be covering the player draft tomorrow night, stopping by Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon, taking in the skills competition Saturday night, the game itself, of course, on Sunday and whatever else throws itself our way.
Plus, the schedule of events provided by NHL PR includes several media mixer-type functions where I’ll get a chance to mingle with many of the other talking heads from throughout the hockey world. What’s printable out of that experience, I’ll be sure to share also.
We have a long drive ahead and a full schedule between now and the return voyage, with plenty of material at the ready. Be sure to stop by often throughout the weekend and, again, hit up the ol’ Twitter feed for constant updates on All-Star happenings (and perhaps even a little trademark JJ debauchery!)
The road awaits…
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