Kukla's Korner

Habs Fans On The Brisebois Signing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Fans react to the signing of Brisebois at Habs Inside/Out,

Can’t wait til the first time he bobbles a puck at the blue line and someone chugs by him with a clear path to goal… It used to happen all the time, remember?? REMEMBER??? Don’t worry, it’ll all come back to you.
Brutal decision, I don’t care about depth, how much we paid for him, how little he’s going to be used, or how enthusiastic he is about playing in Montreal. I thought we’d turned the page after he and other notables left; perhaps Pierre Dagenais is available as well??
Disgusting…

much, much more...

Filed in: Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Islanders Still In Search Of Dman

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Greg Logan at On the Islanders Beat,

It would be easiest for Snow to go the free-agent route on defense by choosing among the likes of Danny Markov, Andy Sutton or Ossi Vaananen. But he’s determined not to overpay in money or length of contract for a player who might be solid but not necessarily a fit worth a major commitment.
More complicated would be the trade route, but that also might be the best way for Snow to get a player with long-term value and possibly fill other needs in the process. As the NHL world knows, Toronto is anxious to dump defenseman Bryan McCabe and the remaining four years of his contract worth $21.6 million. McCabe has a no-trade clause, but the ex-Islander likely wouldn’t have a problem waiving it to return to a team that wants his talents.

more on the Islanders…

Filed in: New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Get A Real Job Jay

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Jay Mohr at Fox Sports,

Hockey sucks too. I can’t root for a guy whose name on the back of his jersey has no vowels. I also don’t think a sport is legitimate if its inception depended on the weather.

Anybody know what Mohr is doing these days besides sounding foolish, again?

thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

Filed in: Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Forsberg Skates In Charity Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Peter Forsberg skated in a charity game in Finland a few days ago…
via the Denver Post,

Afterward, he briefly talked to local reporters, saying his surgically repaired right ankle felt good.
There has been speculation that the Detroit Red Wings would be interested in Forsberg if he decides to play in the NHL this season. But the Swedish star said he hasn’t been in contact with any NHL clubs and still isn’t sure if he will play in the NHL this season.
He said the foot, which has given him numerous problems in recent years, still needs to be proven healthy enough to withstand the rigors of an NHL season.

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Players Still Available

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Evan Grossman of NHL.com,

The gems may have all been claimed in the first few days of the summer, but that doesn’t mean the shelves are completely bare. It might be bargain-basement outlet shopping at this point and not Rodeo Drive, but there are still plenty of guys out there that can help your favorite team.
In this edition of Gross Misconduct, we break down the best of what remains, and exactly what these leftovers bring to the table. In some cases, there’s still a lot these guys can bring, provided there are teams still interested in their services.
As you’ll see, clubs would be crazy to let some of these guys sit around much longer.

read on

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Brisebois A Canadien Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

RDS (not translated) is reporting Patrice Brisebois has signed with the Canadiens for the upcoming season.

added 4:32pm, via TSN,

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Patrice is a seasoned veteran who brings a vast experience at the NHL level. His presence adds depth to our group of defensemen,” said Bob Gainey.

Filed in: Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Trent Hunter Awarded $1.5M+

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

On Friday, an arbitrator awarded New York Islanders winger Trent Hunter $1,550,000 for the 2007-08 season.

Filed in: New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Hockey Hits S. Korea

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from On Frozen Blog,

My impression is that the game is in the spirit of NFL Street, though with cyborg players and without any NHL licensing. In other words: simplified gameplay and rules, with an emphasis on big hits, blazing speed, and ludicrously muscled and armored players. Up to ten gamers can compete simultaneously, though Gravity recommends 3-on-3 as optimal.

more

Filed in: | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

5 Years For Trooper Involved In “Operation Slapshot”

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP via NJ.com,

A former state trooper who admitted to running a sports betting ring with a retired hockey star was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison.
While retired NHL player Rick Tocchet was the big name in the case, the trooper, James Harney, was the biggest catch for authorities….
Harney met Tocchet in the 1990s when Tocchet was playing for the Philadelphia Flyers and Harney tended bar at a hotel frequented by athletes.
After retiring in 2002, Tocchet became Gretzky’s top assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes but was placed on indefinite leave from his job after he was charged.
Under state law, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. But, as his lawyer emphasized, the crimes he pleaded guilty to usually do not result in incarceration for people who have had no other brushes with the law.
Authorities would not say whether they would request jail time when he is sentenced on Aug. 17.

Filed in: Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Ownership Changes In Minnesota Not Planned

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune,

Citing an unnamed source, ESPN.com reported that “plans are in the works for [Leipold] to step into an ownership role with the Minnesota Wild after cutting ties with the Preds and when current Wild owner Robert O. Naegele Jr. decides to step away from the business.”
Naegele declined to comment to the Star Tribune through a team spokesman. A source close to Naegele said he’d be shocked if Naegele, the lead investor of an ownership group with 21 principals, would sell all his shares to Leipold.
The source said there have been no meetings to discuss ownership changes.

more

Filed in: Minnesota Wild, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6145 6146 6147 6148 6149 >  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

 

image


Go Ad Free On KK

Kukla’s Korner is always a free service for readers, but it costs some money to maintain. If you’re ever in a position to donate a few dollars to help out, we’d be very appreciative.

 




Most Recent Posts

Feed

KK Hockey

Feed

Abel to Yzerman

Feed

The Malik Report

Feed

The Puck Stops Here

Feed

Tasca's Take

Feed

The Confluence

Feed

The Sabres Observer

Feed

Goal Line Report

Feed

Petshark: Talking Stick

Feed

The Goods on Fantasy Hockey

Feed

F Street Faithful

Feed

Devils Advocate

Feed

Above the Glass

Feed

The Upper Canadien

Feed

Oil Patch

Feed

23 Intently Staring Goalies

Feed

Iced Coffey

Feed

Hockey News Wire

Feed

KK Members Blog

Most Recent Comments