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Talking Hockey on XM Radio

Yesterday, Paul Kukla chatted with Dan Blakeley and Mick Kern of the The War Room at NHL Home Ice on XM Radio,  on a variety of hockey topics. 

You can listen to the interview on the player below, or download the audio here.


*Our thanks to NHL Home Ice for providing the audio to us

Filed in: NHL Talk, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, media, nhl+home+ice

Hockey Blogging Went Mainstream

Last week we mentioned this story in USA Hockey Magazine that was already on newsstands, but not yet on the internet.  Now it’s available online.

From Ricki Dugdale at USA Hockey Magazine:

Today’s bloggers are gaining acceptance among mainstream media, in part because professional journalists have learned that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

The rising popularity of blogs has forced mainstream media to re-evaluate which direction coverage is heading in the near future as fingers stay glued to the keyboard and eyes stay fixed on a computer screen.

“I think [blogging] sort of changed how we approached coverage of events,” said Kevin Allen, president of the Professional Writer’s Association and USA Today’s hockey writer. “Instead of just reporting what happened in the news we are interpreting it quickly, and we have been forced to do it by the amateur bloggers.”

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Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, media

Odds & Ends—From Fish to Fatherhood

  • Fish markets in Pittsburgh won’t be selling octopus to just anyone. If your driver’s license reads “Michigan” you’ll have to import your 8-legged splatter bombs from out-of-state. [ESPN]

  • Sabres coach Lindy Ruff is currently working as a golf caddy this summer. Says PGA golfer and friend Dudley Hart, “He’s trying to stay out of the way.” [Dallas Morning News]

  • Forget the SCF games… the important question is: Which city has the better arena? Distinguising Mellon Arena and The Joe. (I’ve been told one smells better, but that issue is tastefully not discussed…)  [Puck Daddy]

  • Anaheim Ducks’ Todd Marchant will be appearing as a panelist on the website SheKnows.com, as one member representing the New Faces of Fatherhood. Todd will be sharing his thoughts on topics of parenthood, sex education and more.  [press release]

  • Some NHLers have hot wives. (Who knew?) [Waiting for Stanley]

  • The Crazy Canucks podcasters talked hockey in a panel discussion in Vancouver a few months ago. (Nothing that fascinating, but yes, that’s me making an ass of myself in public, alongside my much-smarter cohorts.). [YouTube]

Filed in: NHL Talk, Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, playoffs, podcasting

How to Be a Professional Hockey Player

From David Littman at The Hockey News,

I joined the Oyster Bay youth hockey organization and went to summer hockey camps where I was coached by the likes of Resch, Smith, Lou Lamoriello and Brian Burke. 

When I wasn’t playing on the ice, I was playing street hockey. When I wasn’t playing street hockey, I was in my basement throwing tennis balls against the stairs and making glove saves that would win my team the Stanley Cup.

Hockey was all I thought about and there was no doubt in my mind I would play in the NHL.

But not everyone else thought so.

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Littman was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres and played for both the Sabres and Tampa Bay, as well as in the AHL, ECHL and IHL. Currently he’s the producer of EA Sports NHL series and now a blogger with THN, promising a lot of great stories.

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, david+littman, media

Sheldon Souray on the Playoffs

During the playoffs, Sheldon Souray is blogging weekly at AskMen.com.  Today’s installment includes thoughts on home ice advantage, and the importance of veterans:

A veteran just brings experience. He’s never too high or too low. You can’t think you’ve lost the series after one game; you have to be even-keeled and provide stability for the young guys. And that ties into the home-ice advantage. A vet has been there before, so he’s not intimidated to play in places like Montreal, where the crowd is loud.

When you’re in the playoffs, you just have to trust that everyone else on your team is going to step up.

At the bottom of the post, you can find contact info to send your questions to Souray.

Previously on KK: Martin Biron’s blog at Maxim, and Milan Lucic and Jamie McLennan are blogging at The Hockey News

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, playoffs, sheldon+souray

The Future of the Hockey Blogger


Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, was interviewed today on XM Radio discussing the world of hockey blogging.



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*Our thanks to Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice XM 204, for the providing the audio for KK readers.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, interview, media, ted+leonsis, xm+radio

Lucic’s Blog At THN

from Milan Lucic at the Hockey News,

Growing up in British Columbia, I remember always watching Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays with my friends and family.

We would plan our nights around watching the games – whatever we did, we’d always try and make sure we’d be in front of the television when HNIC started.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blogging, boston+bruins, milan+lucic

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