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A Day with the Cup

I have heard all the wild stories about the Cup's summer travels, but this one is hard to top, the Cup visits Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Photo album of the visit.

The accompanying video.

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Why Hockey Organizations Trump All Others

In a world filled with Footballers being arrested, LeBron addressing his haters, and other HOT news stories, this ad in today's Boston Globe deserves as much attention.

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2013 Mock Draft

I'm a long time KuklasKorner reader/follower, but I've never contributed before via a blog or even message (not really sure why).

Regardless, every year, I love putting together mock drafts.  With the draft being on Sunday, I thought you all might enjoy my crack at guessing who will be taken where.  Whenever I do a mockdraft, I consult team needs, drafting tendencines (CHL over European leagues, Canadian players only in the first round, etc.), as well as best player available (I consult ISS, Central Scouting, Bob McKenzie and other ratings).  Feel free to comment and point out where I'm wrong or need work in my selections smile

1. Colorado – C Nate MacKinnon

Everyone, including myself was convinced Colorado would opt to take Denver native Seth Jones with this pick.  However, after a recent announcement from the Avalanche, they seem to be going in a different direction.  The likely choice for the Avalanche with the #1 pick therefore is Nate MacKinnon.  MacKinnon has game-breaking speed, an excellent shot, great passing ability and vision.  He is a player the Avalanche will be able to build around, a franchise player that will be the face of the Avalanche for years to come. 

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Some NHL views current and upcoming

- The Caps were thinking what exactly trading for Erat?  Brooks Laich's "tenure and term" is insanity too. 

- I don't believe Philly and Vancouver have any choice but to amnesty Bryzgalov and Luongo.  Maybe they'll trade them and their new teams will amnesty them after next year.  Unless there's some rule against that.

- I thought I was listening to Chicago radio with all the people picking Chicago over Detroit. It was Detroit radio, though.  I'm sure everyone picked the Ducks over the Wings in 2002 too, right?  I picked Detroit in 6 immediately after this match-up became official.  Frankly I was more worried about Chicago's 2009 team. 

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John Gibson at the 2013 IIHF WC’s

A continent away, Europe's season ending championship is taking place, with teams sourced by the 17th through 30th best teams from the NHL. 

One player who is not from an NHL team is gathering some attention, this entry from the NYT Slap Shot Blog  discusses John Gibson at the 2013 IIHF World Championships.

It is rare for the United States to use a teenage goalie at the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships, and John Gibson’s performance in his tournament debut was of rare quality.

Gibson, a 19-year-old from Pittsburgh, made 31 saves to backstop the Americans to a 4-1 win over Finland on Wednesday. The Finns are co-hosting the tournament with Sweden this year, but he was unfazed by the boisterous, flag-waving crowd of 12,484 at Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena.

At 19, it is hard to tell how much seasoning he will need before the Anahiem Ducks have a goaltending logjam.

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  Tags: john+gibson, team+usa

The Red Wings and the Playoffs.

I'm an avid KK reader but rarely a writer.

 I only really write anything when I'm fired up or angry about the Wings.

 I am brutally honest and never sugarcoat anything.  I can say that I watch every single Wings game without fail.  I'm a stat and cap geek.  I've been ganged up on and called names before for voicing my opinion by so called bigger fans on the DRW than I am.

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Goaltending Montage to Set the Playoff Mood

A goaltending friend shared this Youtube video with me on a social media site.

I DO NOT know much about the Youtube author titled, ShootAllGoalies (I think he means with a camera).

I DO know the video has a playoff feel to it, and I hope the KK community enjoys.

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Swedish Federation Blocks Soderberg to Boston

During the trade deadline, I think the Bruins counted Soderberg as part of their playoff run. 

Then this occurrred.

It is also curious to me that this occurs at the same time as Olympic participation talks are taking place.

Here's the story from the local CBS station in Boston.

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  Tags: carl+soderberg

This Is SportsCenter - Henrik Lundqvist

Hank has been getting a lot of air time lately. 

But this commercial combines two of my favorite things, Hockey and the Muppets.  In a twist of irony, some of Sports Center's best commercials are hockey based. 

And for the record Linda Cohn is a goalie too.

 

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It is Good to be King

King Henrik was rockin on Jimmy Fallon Friday night

 

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