Kukla's Korner

While In Motown, Bryan Murray And Daniel Alfredsson Go For A Spin

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Bryan Murray went for a car ride with an old pal Monday in Detroit.

Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson invited Murray along for a little ride about town, allowing the two to catch up.

"I ran into him today and he asked me what I was doing and he said, 'Let’s go for a drive.' It was nice," the Senators GM told ESPN.com Monday ahead of his team’s game against the Red Wings.

Just goes to show that despite Alfredsson’s dramatic exit from Ottawa before signing with the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 2013, time heals all wounds. 

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bryan+murray, daniel+alfredsson

Video- Monday Means Slow Motion Highlights

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Another edition of NHL highlights from the past week, all in four minutes of slow motion.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Gretzky Collection

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Hometown Hockey,

From the jersey Wayne Gretzky wore during 81-82 when he broke all those records (worth more than $300,000 today), to Wayne’s 1986 Mercedes convertible (license plate: WAS 99S), Shawn Chaulk, the Wayne Gretzky of Wayne Gretzky collectors, talks about how a Newfoundlander who came to Fort McMurray 30-odd years ago to raise a family and build a home fell in love with the Oilers and built the world’s largest collection of game-worn Gretzky memorabilia.

 

 

More at HometownHockey including a few pictures of some of the memorabilia.

Filed in: NHL Talk, Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: wayne+gretzky

Sabres Have Special Memories Of Pat Quinn

Blog: The Sabres Observer By @DaveDavisHockey

From Bill Hoppe of Olean Times Herald,

“He was a big reason why we were the last Canadian team to win,” Ennis said. “He was really nice to us young kids who were all intimidated because he was such a good head coach in the NHL, and we didn’t know what to expect.”

more

Filed in: | The Sabres Observer | Permalink
  Tags: pat+quinn

The Perils of Financial Mismanagement by Sports Stars

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

By Mike,

It is one of the strange anomalies of modern sport that even high earning players and coaches can go bankrupt, whether this is at the peak of their career or once they have put their glory days behind them. Some case are more unusual than others, however, with the recent circumstances surrounding NHL player and Columbus Blue Jackets’ defenceman Jack Johnson particularly strange. The player has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, while he also claims that his parents are responsible for having led him financially astray.

The Blue Jackets, who sit eighth in the Metropolitan Division and host Boston at the Nationwide Arena at the weekend, have declined to comment so far. This has not prevented the news from reaching the Columbus Dispatch, however, which reports that Johnson’s financial issues began after he granted power of attorney to his mother and gave her full control of his finances. The news of his plight is even more surprising given the fact that Johnson signed a seven year, $30.5 million deal with the Blue Jackets as recently as 2011.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Pat Quinn Was All About Respect

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhastchek of the Globe and Mail,

The first sense that Pat Quinn’s health was failing in a meaningful way came last week, just before Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were to take place. Quinn, as chairman of the Hall, had a significant role in the proceedings and up until a week before, seemed to be recovering from a stubbornly resistant infection that had followed a medical procedure back in mid-September. Finally, Quinn sent word that he wouldn’t be able to travel after all and John Davidson, stepped in to handle his duties.

It was an unexpected and worrisome development – Quinn was, after all, just 71 and as recently as last June, when our committee met to select the class of 2014, apart from a slight limp, looked good. But when Tiger Williams travelled to Vancouver last week to see Quinn and was told he wasn’t well enough to receive guests that created a renewed sense of concern in the hockey community.

This wasn’t good news. Quinn achieved a lot in his career – 606 NHL games played, another 1,400 coached. He was in charge when Canada won its first men’s Olympic hockey gold medal in 2002 at Salt Lake City - arguably his greatest achievement as a coach – and again in 2009, when he led Canada to a world junior gold.

During his time away from coaching in the mid-1980s, he earned a law degree – something that’s a bit more common now, but virtually an unprecedented academic feat back in the day.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: pat+quinn

Weiss And Kindl Return To The Lineup Tonight And Datsyuk Needs More Practice

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Stephen Weiss and Jakub Kindl return to the lineup tonight for the Detroit Red Wings against the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit), but Pavel Datsyuk still needs more time for his groin to heal.

This will be the fourth game in a row Datsyuk will miss. He has sat out six of the past eight games.

"I feel much better, but I think I need more full practices with team to make sure it feels good and it does not come back every second game," Datsyuk said.

Asked if he might return before the weekend, Datsyuk said. "Hard to say, but I just hoping to be back in the lineup to help team."

"It's hard for me because it's the first time with these symptoms. After two games, I think I'm fine and I come back and it just comes right back. Now I am more careful and want to be more ready, more energy, more exciting. But I'm happy to see you guys a lot."

continued with more on Weiss and Kindl returning to the lineup.

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Stars Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2014) – Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen, Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 23.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Hockey Hall Of Fame Release On The Passing Of Pat Quinn

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TORONTO (November 24, 2014) – It is with great sadness that the Hockey Hall of Fame, on behalf of the Quinn family, announces the passing of our Chairman, Pat Quinn, last night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.  At this time the family requests privacy.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Quinn”, said Jim Gregory, Vice-Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  "Pat is one of hockey's most respected individuals whose lifetime involvement as a player, coach and executive has made an indelible mark on the game, and our thoughts and prayers are with Sandra and all of Pat's family and friends at this extremely difficult time."

 

 

added 11:11am, TSN on Pat Quinn... Also added at 11:16am a very good video from Sportsnet on Quinn below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: pat+quinn

Wings Skating This Morning

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

via Chuck Pleiness tweets,

Stephen Weiss appears to be in tonight. Skating with Darren Helm and Tomas Jurco

Cleary, Datsyuk and Lashoff appear out tonight against Ottawa.

Numerous media reports state Datsyuk is skating but it appears he will not play tonight.

 

added 10:45am, Pleiness tweet,

Weiss on second power play unit. Along with Kindl.

added 10:47am, Khan tweet,

First power play:
Zetterberg-Nyquist-Franzen, Abdelkader, Kronwall
Second unit:
Sheahan-Tatar-Weiss, Jurco, Kindl

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla’s Korner

Kukla’s Korner is updated around the clock with the work of our own talented bloggers, plus links to the best hockey writing around the internet.  We strive to bring you all the breaking hockey news as it happens.

The home page allows you to see the latest postings from every blog on the site. Subscribe here.  For general inquiries and more, please contact us anytime.

image

 

Most Recent Posts

Feed

KK Hockey

Feed

The Malik Report

Feed

Abel to Yzerman

Feed

The Puck Stops Here

Feed

The Sabres Observer

Feed

The Upper Canadien

Feed

F Street Faithful

Feed

Above the Glass

Feed

Oil Patch

Feed

Hockey News Wire

Feed

KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments