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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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Practice Tweets: Khan reports that Ericsson’s ‘banged up’; Marchenko skating, Helm not

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena hoping to build upon last night's 2-1 OT win over the Rangers and prepare for tomorrow's game against the Calgary Flames (who tangle with the Boston Bruins this evening), and MLive's Ansar Khan initially reported "no changes" as it were:

Wings on ice for practice. Helm still not skating, Marchenko continues to skate.

But this is not good news:

Ericsson not skating today. He is banged up. Ken Holland  said they'll see how he feels tomorrow regarding his status for the game.

DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose confirmed the initial report...

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Richard Panik Fined For Diving/Embellishment

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (March 5, 2015) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

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Pre-practice post: On the trade deadline, Wings-Rangers tailings, multimedia & the charitable donut

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

This entry is most definitely a set of disparate parts, mostly involving the Red Wings' 2-1 OT win over the New York Rangers and the trade deadline.

In the lattery category, ESPN's Craig Custance "reset" the Eastern Conference playoff race in an Insider-only entry, and here's what he had to say about the post-deadline Wings:

2. Detroit Red Wings There might be a little more urgency to win for Detroit than for any other team in the East. There’s the uncertainty surrounding coach Mike Babcock, the league’s best coach. And if Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk enter the playoffs healthy, this might be the best chance to win a Stanley Cup with those two stars as their careers hit the twilight.

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Free Press’s Schrader: Fetisov discusses tenure in Detroit during ‘Daily Show’ interview

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Vyacheslav Fetisov appeared on The Daily Show last night, discussing the Gabe Polsky documentayr Red Army, and his on-TV interview was subdued in nature, at least by Fetisov standards. The 11:52 "extended interview" is much more interesting, and as the Detroit Free Press's Steve Schrader notes, Fetisov gave Detroit quite the "shout out" while discussing the Russian 5:

"It was like put fish back to the water," Fetisov said, referring to Scotty Bowman assembling the Russian Five with him, Igor Larionov, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Kozlov and Vladimir Konstantinov.

"And support of the people in Detroit, their team and Russian Five, it was incredible," Fetisov said. "You never forget this when we win the first Cup. I never see this, 20,000 happiest people in the world, just to celebrate with us the first Stanley Cup in 42 years.

"And then 1.5 million people in the parade. And then the sign, 'I Gonna Name All My Children Viacheslav.' "

Schrader continues, and I poked around and found the interview before reading Schrader's article, so I didn't "lift" it.

Update: Mile High Hockey's Sandie Gauthier spoke to Polsky in an "extended interview" as well...

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Who Said It?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“I’m pulling for a Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup. We need a Canadian team to win the Cup. It would be great for hockey. I know it’s been a long time.”

The answer is....

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

John Gibson made 37 saves – two shy of his career high set on Sunday at DAL – to lead the Ducks past the Canadiens and to their seventh victory in their past eight contests.
* At 42-17-7 (91 points), the Ducks leapfrogged the idle Predators (41-17-7, 89 points) to reclaim first place in the NHL standings. Anaheim also leads the League with 42 wins; the club set a franchise record with 54 victories (and 116 points) in 2013-14.
* Gibson, who fell 1:41 short of his third career shutout, improved to 6-1-0 in his last seven outings (1.84 GAA, .942 SV%). Overall, he has a 12-5-0 record in 18 career appearances (2.22 GAA, .929 SV%).

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The Latest On The NHL Players Participating In The 2018 Olympics

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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Will NHL players be going to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February 2018 or not?

It's a question that's far from being answered yet.

"We haven't had any discussions about it," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN.com Wednesday. "And I said in Columbus [at the All-Star Game], this decision about the World Cup has no bearing on that decision. We're focused right now on the World Cup. When we get to discussing and evaluating the Olympic opportunity, that decision -- whether or not we go or not go -- will rise and fall on the merits of making that decision."

NHLPA executive director Don Fehr agreed with Bettman's characterization of the Olympic decision not being tied to the return of the World Cup.

"Yes, I think that's a correct statement, that the Olympics have to be evaluated on their own, and you have to get the right kinds of agreements with the IIHF and the IOC," Fehr told ESPN.com Wednesday. "Assuming you can, it's no secret what the players' position is going to be. But this [World Cup] is something we would do if we had already decided to go to the Olympics or if the Olympics had shut down and you never had them again. It wouldn't matter." 

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Andrew Hammond Added To The Goalie Picture In Ottawa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Katie Strang of ESPN,

Granted, it's been a small sample size, but Andrew Hammond has certainly emerged as a very promising goaltender for the Ottawa Senators organization. Hammond, who was thrust into NHL action for Ottawa last month after injuries to both Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, made his seventh consecutive start Wednesday night and led the surging Sens to a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Hammond is now 6-0-1 with a .957 save percentage and a 1.35 goals against average for Ottawa, making for a mighty interesting scenario when both Anderson and Lehner return. Ottawa will have some interesting decisions to make this summer, and Hammond has played well enough to give the Sens something to think about when it comes to the club's future between the pipes.

continue for Burnside on the Sens, Custance on the Rangers, LeBrun on Habs/Ducks and MacDonald on the Bruins...

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Thinking Big When It Comes To The World Cup Of Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

A possible Olympic-village type setting for teams and fans alike, representing all the countries involved.

A splashy opening ceremony befitting what the NHL considers to be a major international event.

A series of concerts sprinkled throughout the two-week event that will augment the product on the ice.

Events held in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be going on at the same time.

Taking a page from the the annual “A Taste of Danforth” Food Festival, how about a Taste of The World Cup event, one in which fans can have the opportunity to graze on some of the dishes native to the countries taking part in the tournament?

In the minds of the NHL and NHLPA kingpins who are setting up the World Cup of Hockey, these are some of the ideas they would like to see come to fruition as part of the tournament, which will run Sept. 17–Oct. 1, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre.


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