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“It’s obviously a privilege to be part of such a prestigious organization and now be captain of it. I am going to do my best. We have a lot of great team leaders right now on our team and we don’t have to change anything. I think that everyone really helps out around the dressing room. There are so many leaders that you just kind of have to do your own thing and more worry about yourself and help out where things are needed.”
-Mike Richards on being named Flyers captain. More from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post…
With the launch of the new Kukla’s Korner website design, I want to quickly point out a few of the new-and-improved features of the site:
- KK’s new design is meant to be easy to navigate around. Using the nav bar above, visit the Home page to see everything published on KK all in one handy spot, or go to Blogs to check out each blog individually.
- One of our priorities has been to speed up page-loading time on the site, and that has been improved drastically—it’s now rendering about 30-50% faster than before. This will allow readers to navigate from page to page much quicker than in the past.
- Mobile device users will particularly benefit from the faster page loads, but also from the improved page rendering. Bottom line: the content you look for when you come to the KK site via your smartphone will now appear much higher on your screen, and much cleaner than in the past. Appearance on iPhone:
Welcome to the new look Kukla’s Korner.
I suggest you hover over the Blogs section on the black navbar near the top of the page. You will notice a few more additions to KK and Alanah, Bill and I welcome them with open arms and wish them much success.
Feel free to take a tour around the blogs, click the areas in the navbar and as always, let us know what you think.
Feel free to leave a comment about the new look and KK members, don’t forget to upload your avatar too. If you don’t like the look of avatars in the comment areas, go to your member profile and you can edit your preferences there.
We have removed the forum, but fear not, we have a better solution coming by the start of the regular season, which means, there is a phase II of the new Kukla’s Korner, so more to come!
I also want to personally thank Alanah for all of her hard work behind the scenes. Organizing a new group of bloggers and setting up many of the pages on KK are not the easiest things to do, but she passed the test with flying colors.
Also, Kevin of Venn, our KK web designer, did a great job with the site and has hung an “Open for business”, sign in his window.
from Terrell Williams of CarolinaHurricanes.com,
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that right wing Justin Williams will have surgery this week to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Williams suffered the injury on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out for four to six months.
from Sam McCaig of the Hockey News,
Most teams have a star player who can take a run at the Hart Trophy as league MVP in any given year. But what about their supporting casts? Here is a rundown of potential MVP candidates who you may not see coming.
Patrice Bergeron could get more than a few sympathy votes if he comes back with a vengeance after a washout of a year last season when he missed 72 games due to concussion symptoms.
Two seasons ago, Maxim Afinogenov burst out of the gates and had people making Pavel Bure comparisons. Last year…not so much, after he scored just 10 goals in 56 games. He’s no Bure, but Afinogenov is much better than last season’s debacle.
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,
And now that a group that wanted to build an arena in Las Vegas that could house an NBA team has backed off, it is an opportunity for the NHL to become the first major sports league to put a team there. That, too, is tempting.
But would it work? And more importantly, what will owners be left with after they deposit their share of the expansion fees into the bank accounts? I’ll tell you what: a further watered-down product and two more teams on shaky ground from the moment of inception.
They can get in line behind Phoenix, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Florida and Atlanta. Even Tampa Bay, which generated a lot of buzz with new ownership and an aggressive rebuilding program this summer, isn’t out of the woods in terms of being able to generate a profit.
Around 5:00pm ET
today, KK will be down between 45 minutes to 2 hours.
When we come back online, you will see the 3rd edition of Kukla’s Korner. Stay tuned, we are very close.
Note: This post was originally put on KK yesterday afternoon. Just bumping it up now as a reminder that we’ll be offline briefly, later today.
TORONTO – Toronto’s Hockey Station THE FAN 590 welcomed NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly to Hockey Central at Noon with Darren Millard and Nick Kypreos on Wednesday.
When asked about the current legal process involving former Nashville Predator Alexander Radulov and the KHL league in Russia Daly broke the news that “They have suggested they are amenable to the arbitration in the Radulov matter in connection with the arbitration on a couple of other players.”
According to Darren Dreger on Leafs Lunch, no team put a claim in for Schneider.
from NHL PR,
Following yesterday’s NHL’s September Board of Governors meeting yesterday in Toronto, Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met with the media to answer questions. Among the topics discussed: the Alexander Radulov situation; the absence of an NHL-IIHF player transfer agreement; the North American economy and its possible impact on the NHL, and the possibility of expansion.
continue for the transcript…
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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