Kukla's Korner

Proposed Schedule

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Toronto Sun,

As the league’s big shots gather on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, an alteration in the NHL schedule will be first and foremost on the agenda.

The format expected to get proposed would see teams play their four division rivals six times each (24 total games); the other 10 teams in their conference four times each (40 total games); and the 15 teams in the other conference each once (15 total games), adding up to a total of 79 games.

The other three games are believed to be wild-card tilts against teams in the other conference, thereby completing the 82-game sked.

more  * And I do hope the schedule is changed and doesn’t get turned down by some hardliners in the East.

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: nhl+schedule

Habs Pay Up

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Montreal Gazette,

The National Hockey League can’t protect players from headshots and dangerous hits from behind, but it is determined to have games start on time.

The Canadiens have been fined an undisclosed amount after the start of last Monday’s game against Ottawa was delayed about 10 minutes because the ceremony to retire Larry Robinson’s No. 19 ran longer than planned.

more and you can read about the Leafs situation if you wish…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: larry+robinson, montreal+canadiens

What A Difference A Decade Makes

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

George Johnson at the Calgary Herald has a good piece on your starting goaltender.

“I can deal with whatever comes.

“I mean, when people say, ‘Oh, he’s just a backup . . .’

“I guess some guys, as they get older, can accept that. I never could. In my mind, no matter how much I play or I don’t play, I believe I’m capable of getting the job done. I’m no kid anymore, but I want to improve. I still want to play in the big games at playoff time and win another Stanley Cup.

“And I do know this: I’m a better goalie at 35 than I was at 25.”

Statistics bear him out. And so far this season at any rate, he’s light years better at 35 than the legendary Dominik Hasek at 42.

More...

 

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Report- Jager Could Hit UFA Market

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks at the NY Post,

Jaromir Jagr’s contract no longer contains a team option for next season, meaning that the current agreement under which he would earn $8.36M for 2008-09 will be extended only if he hits the performance triggers included in the deal, The Post has learned.

That means that unless Jagr scores 40 goals or records 84 points while the Rangers win a playoff round in April, or unless he wins the Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy or Conn Smythe Trophy, a) No. 68 will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1; and, b) beginning next season the Blueshirts will no longer be entitled to any cap discount on their captain.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jaromir+jagr, new+york+rangers

Pascal Leclaire Leaves Game In Loss To Edmonton

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Columbus Dispatch,

Goaltender Pascal Leclaire, whose early career has been dogged by leg injuries, left the game at 5:58 of the second period, complaining of a tight hamstring.

After the game, the Blue Jackets—from coach Ken Hitchcock to Leclaire himself—stressed that the injury was minor, that Leclaire might be out only a brief while, if he missed any time at all.

“We’ll see how it is (today),” Leclaire said. “But I don’t have any sharp pain or anything.

“It’s more like a tweak, but it’s not something I wanted to take a chance on.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: columbus+blue+jackets, goalies, pascal+leclaire

The History Of The Goal Judge

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the New York Times,

In the time before television and computers that can replay, magnify and freeze frame questionable goals, goal umpires stood on the ice or on a nearby snowbank, the hockey historian J. W. Fitzell said.

“It was a hazardous trade,” Fitzell said in a telephone interview from his home in Kingston, Ontario.

Besides the risk of standing in the middle of the action, goal umpires were often chosen from the home crowd and were often threatened by visiting players after a questionable goal. Often, they were replaced in the middle of a game.

more

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: nhl+officials

Tick, Tock

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

There is a strong likelihood that within a month the world will have returned to normalcy. Dominik Hasek will have regained his starter’s job.  Chris Osgood will get the nod every four games or so.  Joy will envelop us all and we’ll all look back at November as Iwo just being his reactionary self, finding controversy where none exists.  It could happen.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Grimson Gone From NHLPA

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

The NHL Players’ Association and Stu Grimson, a former player who was legal counsel with the NHLPA, have parted ways.

It is not clear whether Grimson was fired or resigned, but he is no longer working with the Association.

Filed in: NHLPA, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: nhlpa, stu+grimson

Hartnell Hit On Alberts Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Andrew Alberts was on his knees in the neutral zone, blocking a puck near the boards.  Scott Hartnell hit him and drove him into the boards.

Andrews was done for a few minutes, skated off the ice with a little assistance.  Five minute major for Hartnell.

image

added 9:03pm, from the Sports Network via TSN,

On the play, which occurred with 5:38 remaining in the second period, Flyers forward Scott Hartnell collided with Alberts, who was sliding on his knees near the boards at center ice. Hartnell’s elbow and shoulder hit Alberts flush in the side of the head, causing it to collide with the dasher violently.

Alberts lay on the ice for several minutes, and was eventually lifted to his feet and escorted to the locker room for evaluation.

added 6:09am on 11/27/07, Video added…

 

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+alberts, boston+bruins, philadelphia+flyers, scott+hartnell

Dater Has A Trade Hunch

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater at the Denver Post,

A little birdie told me the Avs had scouts at the Penguins-Senators game the other night, so start your trade rumors from those locations.

Personally, I think the Avs might be considering getting Marc-Andre Fleury, the former first-round goalie pick who hasn’t been that great for the Pens. But that’s just a hunch, not based on big word of mouth. John-Michael Liles could be part of that mix, but again, just a hunch.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: colorado+avalanche, trade+rumors.+john-michael+liles

« Previous       ‹ First  < 6248 6249 6250 6251 6252 >  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