Kukla's Korner

Artyukhin Hit On Peltonen May Be Under Review

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Erik Erlendsson of Bolts Report,

There is a good chance that Evgeny Artyukhin will at least receive a phone call from the league office, if he hasn’t already, regarding his knee-on-knee hit with Florida’s Ville Peltonen. It appeared that Arthukhin stuck out his knee as the two collided at the end of the second period. Peltonen lay on the ice for several minutes and had to be helped off the ice. The Panthers scored the eventual game winner on the penalty (which was called tripping, not kneeing).

more on the Lightning…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: evgeny+artyukhin, ville+peltonen

Ryan Shannon Not Happy Playing In The AHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steven Buono of the Darien Times,

“Yeah, I’m not happy about being in the AHL,” said Shannon during the league’s mid-season break this week. “I am trying to get (ahead), play my best.”

The current turmoil could help, with possibly a second call-up as the Sens inevitably open the tool box wide and start throwing every hammer and wrench at their dilemma soon.

“I just continue to work on my craft, to get to play in the NHL,” said Shannon, who is the B-Sens alternate captain and leading scorer with 10 goals, 26 points in 25 games. “I think of myself as an NHL player. And hopefully it’s just a matter of time before I am back.”...

“I felt that my first game they were happy with what I did,” Shannon said of his strong effort vs. the Islanders at Scotiabank Place on Nov. 13. “But, the Ottawa organization right now is going through a lot of, trouble, so… Who knows what is going to happen.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Ottawa Senators, Non-NHL Hockey, Minor League, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ryan+shannon

Hemsky Activated

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have activated right wing Ales Hemsky from the NHL Injured Reserve List and placed left wing Robert Nilsson on the IRL.

Hemsky returns to the Oilers lineup after missing the last 10 games (December 30-January 16) with a concussion suffered in Edmonton’s December 28th game versus the Nashville Predators at Rexall Place.

Nilsson is placed on the NHL IRL retroactive to January 9th due to a concussion suffered versus the San Jose Sharks. Nilsson has missed four games (January 11th-16th) due to the injury.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ales+hemsky

Rick Nash Activated

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Rick Nash off injured reserve and have assigned forward Craig MacDonald to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 18.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: rick+nash

Numminen Out Indefinitely

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing minor surgery this morning for a small fracture of the jaw.

Numminen was injured in the first minute of the second period Saturday night in HSBC Arena when he was struck flush in the face with the puck after a shot by Carolina defenseman Tom Gleason. Numminen returned to play eight more shifts in the second period but did not play in the third.

“He’s going to be out for a period of time,” coach Lindy Ruff said today following practice in the Amherst Pepsi Center. “We don’t know exactly how long but it’s weeks versus days. ... It’s a fracture that had to be fixed. He feels good but it’s just kind of a freak accident.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Buffalo Sabres, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: teppo+numminen

The First-Half Impact Players

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jay Feaster at the Sporting News,

My top 25 excludes players from teams out of the playoff picture. An impact player matters only if he is having a positive impact getting his team to the playoffs.

1. Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez, Boston Bruins goaltenders:...

2. Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks defenseman:...

3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals forward:...

4. Marc Savard, Bruins forward:...

continued with a brief look at each player…

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

We Will Know The PA Plans This Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

We fully understand why most hockey fans’ eyes glaze over whenever we update them on labor issues in the NHL. But this little bit of news, we believe, will grab some attention.

We’ve been told the NHL Players’ Association will hold a conference call with the players’ executive board (30 player reps) on Thursday night in which the group will ultimately decided whether or not to opt out of the current collective-bargaining agreement. (The players’ union, as per terms of the CBA, has the right to opt out after the fourth season of the deal, which is this season).

If the answer is yes to opt out, who knows if there’ll be hockey next season. If the answer is no, then it’s at least two more years with the current CBA and labor peace.

continued with more hockey topics…  If you watched the Hot Stove on HNIC last night, you heard most of the additional topics…

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Talk, NHL Business of Hockey, NHLPA, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Blues Lose Polak To Fractured Foot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that defenseman Roman Polak will be sidelined indefinitely with a fractured right foot. He suffered the injury in the third period on Jan. 17 vs. Chicago.  In addition, the club has recalled defenseman Steve Wagner from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

Filed in: NHL Teams, St. Louis Blues, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

A Look At Pavel Datsyuk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Those who remember Datsyuk as a rookie, when he was a lanky little thing with deft hands and the shiest smile, aren’t the least bit surprised he has become a luminous star.

“His first day of training camp he had the flu,” former captain Steve Yzerman said. “From the second day on, he wowed us.”

Yzerman played with Datsyuk from 2001-02 until he retired in the summer of 2006. Now a member of the front office, Yzerman has vivid memories of Datsyuk’s first year.

“His stickhandling stood out immediately,” Yzerman said. “He just shoots more now. He was really good back then; he just didn’t play a lot.”

It spoke volumes about Datsyuk that, even as a rookie, veteran Brett Hull wanted to play with him, because Hull wasn’t the type to tolerate linemates who didn’t get him the puck.

“Brett recognized a good player there, for sure,” Yzerman said. “Pavel was so good right off the bat. Had we needed him to, he could have played a lot more than he did. He was phenomenal.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: pavel+datsyuk

Flyers Taking Too Many Penalties

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post,

The Flyers have taken 251 minor penalties this season—second in the NHL to the Anaheim Ducks’ 266—and they lead the NHL with 11 bench minors for too many men on the ice.

As a result, they have been short handed 228 times this season (second to Anaheim) while being awarded just 167 power plays (second-fewest to the New Jersey Devils).

So the question begs to be asked: Why have the Flyers received 61 fewer power plays than their opponents, while the Minnesota Wild have been awarded 36 more power plays than their opponents?

“I think it has a lot to do with the crest we wear on our jerseys, with all our history and stuff like that,” said Hartnell, who leads the Flyers with 28 minor penalties, which is tied for third in the NHL. “But we have to do a better job individually to keep our sticks where they belong.”

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6130 6131 6132 6133 6134 >  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