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KK- How To Help Kukla’s Korner

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I usually do a semi-annual post on the ways to help out KK but this time it is a little different.

I have started a GoFundMe page which allows you to donate and improve KK.

As always, if you are a current KK member and have donated in the past, a $20 donation will get you another year of limited ads when visiting Kukla's Korner.

If you wish to donate for the first time, a $25 donation will give you the same which means only limited ads will appear on KK.

I have set a very lofty goal and feel I can achieve that over time.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. (This post will remain sticky for a few days.)

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Carolina Hurricanes Will Honor John Forslund

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

In my opinion, a very underrated hockey broadcaster.

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes will honor television broadcaster John Forslund with a special pregame ceremony on Saturday, March 21, in celebration of his 20th year as the television voice of the franchise.

 

Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis and the Hurricanes players will recognize Forslund’s milestone during the pregame ceremony, and tributes will be shown on the PNC Arena video board throughout the game. Thanks to Buffalo Brothers, the first 5,000 fans in attendance at the game will receive commemorative t-shirts featuring Forslund’s signature catchphrase, “Hey, Hey, Whaddya Say?!”.

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Jeff Reese, Goaltending Coach For The Philadelphia Flyers Is No Longer With The Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via a Flyers' press release,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that goaltending coach Jeff Reese is no longer with the team, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

“It was a mutual agreement between both parties,” said Hextall. “Jeff was an integral part of our coaching staff for the past six seasons and we wish him well.”

Reese joined the Flyers in 2009 after eight seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff, including the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup Championship.

The team will have no further comment.

added 12:08pm,

 


 

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Ken Holland appears on The Fan 960

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on Sportsnet 960's Boomer and Pinder show this morning, discussing the Wings' trade deadlie machinations, discussing the Wings' trade deadline additions, the Wings-Flames tilt, the developmental pipeline (and Anthony Manthan in particular) and this evening's game against Calgary, as well as the inevitable Mike Babcock question.

Holland spoke for almost 18 minutes:

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Nathan MacKinnon Out With A Broken Foot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Colorado Avalanche,

The Colorado Avalanche announced this morning that forward Nathan MacKinnon will miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot.

MacKinnon, 19, has yet to miss a game with the Avalanche since being drafted first-overall at the 2013 NHL Draft. He has 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) through 64 games this season, including five goals in his last five games and nine points in his past 10 contests.

He scored his first NHL hat trick on Feb. 22 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Red Wings-Flames morning skate Tweets: Ericsson’s in (probably) as Wings take an optional

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated 6x at 12:12 PM: The Red Wings face a test of a different kind against the Calgary Flames this evening (7:30 PM EST on FSD Plus/Sportsnet West/TVA Sports/97.1 FM; the Wings are collecting school supplies this evening), embarking upon a set of 3 games in 4 nights against a Flames team that's in a desperate struggle to earn a playoff sport.

Calgary also defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a shootout last night, and they've won 3 of their past 4 games, so they're coming into tonight's game on a roll.

This isn't necessarily a good sign, per MLive's Ansar Khan:

Optional morning skate for Wings. Ericsson is skating, after missing practice yesterday.

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

LATE-GAME EXCITEMENT HIGHLIGHTS THURSDAY’S ACTION
All eight games contested Thursday featured a tying or game-winning goal scored in the third period. In addition:
 
* Five featured a tying goal in the final 10 minutes of the third period, including two equalizers in the final minute of regulation (Radim Vrbata at 19:06 for VAN and Marian Gaborik at 19:15 for LAK).
 
* Four saw a team overcome a third-period deficit to pick up a victory (PHI, MIN, DAL, LAK).

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The Red Wings’ charitable donut

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From the Red Wings:

DETROIT RED WINGS FOUNDATION, TIM HORTONS CAFE & BAKE SHOP BRING BACK ANNUAL RED WINGS DONUT
... Special-Edition Donut with Edible Red Wings Logo is Now Available at Participating
Detroit Area Restaurants ...

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings Foundation and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop are pleased to announce the return of the “I Love the Red Wings” Donut, a specially-themed donut decorated with an edible Red Wings logo and red and white sprinkles. The Red Wings Donut will be available in all Michigan Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants for $1.25 beginning Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 15. Proceeds from the sale of the special donut will benefit the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

“We are thrilled to be able to help support our Detroit professional sports teams, including the Red Wings and its Foundation,” said Devin Gough, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Regional Marketing Manager. “The team’s support of the growth of hockey is a mission that would make our founder and namesake, Tim Horton, proud.”

Now in its sixth year, the “I Love the Red Wings” Donut has raised more than $145,000 for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. This year, local Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop owners have set a goal of raising more than $80,000 from donut sales. Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is the Official Coffee of the Detroit Red Wings and the Official Coffee served at Joe Louis Arena.

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Playing For Mark Giordano

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

... I had a chance to speak with Flames head coach Bob Hartley yesterday afternoon before the game. I asked him what he told his players after they lost Norris Trophy candidate and team MVP Mark Giordano for the season.

Hartley said he addressed the players after Monday's trade deadline because the timing was right, telling them this is their group now, no more help is on the way, that there was no way to replace Giordano. He also talked to his players about owing Giordano all they have and trying not let the season slip away due to his injury, telling them to get inspired by everything the captain stands for in terms of work ethic and character and use it as a group.

Hartley said he also reminded his players what people were saying about their team back in September, that Calgary would be in the Connor McDavid draft lottery. He told his players that now that Giordano was out everyone has written them off again. Well, the motivation speech has certainly worked so far with road wins in Philadelphia and Boston. Hard not to be cheering for the Flames right now to hang in there in the playoff race.

read on for more topic from the ESPN hockey writers...

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Built For The Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

The Los Angeles Kings have won two Stanley Cups in the past three seasons, without ever finishing better than fifth in the Western Conference in the regular season. Today, the defending Cup champs are in a dog fight just to make the Top 8 and qualify for the post-season, typically beginning to find their game as the playoffs near.

“For sure it’s stressful,” said soon-to-be UFA centre Jarret Stoll. “People keep saying it, and we don’t want to hear it, to be honest, anymore. It’s an easy way out, ‘These guys will flip the switch.’ We’ve done it a couple of times, but we can’t rely on that.”

They can’t. But they do. Truly, these guys are the ultimate “flip-switchers” in recent history.

This just isn’t the same team in the regular season that it is come playoff time, when they relentlessly grind out physical, low-scoring wins — to the tune of 11 playoff series’ over the past three seasons. That is more spring hockey than any other NHL club, and perhaps the answer to why the Kings seem to be wavering this season.

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