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Shea Weber Out At Least 5-6 Months After Knee Surgery

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MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced on Thursday that defenseman Shea Weber will be out for an extended period of time after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee. His recovery period is expected to be five to six months. The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado. 

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  Tags: shea+weber

Video- Top Goals From The Past NHL Season

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A bit over 28 minutes long.


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Boone Jenner Signs A Four-Year Extension With Columbus

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Press release is below.

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  Tags: boone+jenner

KK- Whew

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All is well, thanks to a very good friend and donations from KK members and guests.

By no means am I out of the woods and if you have the urge to help out, the information is here.

If you have followed KK over the years, you know what I do and remain committed to doing so in the future.

Summer is very slow income wise and any help is appreciated.


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The Slow Down

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It is summer, it is hot and the hockey news is starting to slow down.

But I remain around, keeping you updated on the latest news from the hockey world.

Yes I may take off a day here and there in a few weeks, but when hockey news is made, I will be around to post it.

A little on KK:

About 3 1/2 months ago the KK Donation Drive went okay and I appreciate all the people who have donated.

Summer time is certainly a down time for ad revenue but I still need to keep the lights on here and any help via donation you can provide is greatly appreciated.

I prefer payment via PayPal (note account name is Shalen Franchini) and also have a GoFundMe account set up too.

Every dollar amount helps and if you do contribute at least $25, the majority of ads on KK will be removed for the next year.  

update: this post will now fall in line and the sticky has been removed.  Original post was on 7/3/15 at 10:25am.

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KK- Not Good

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Hosting service for KK will be suspended around 11am ET today unless $1400 is paid before then.

I will be able to pay the amount on the 12th of the month but today do not have the funds to do so.

I am tired folks, tired of trying to keep my head above water and have been able to do so in the past but not today.

The stress only makes it much worse on me physically and I just can't come up with a solution this time.

With the suspension, also comes the loss of the KK domain, so any correspondence should be done through kuklaskorner@gmail.com.

I love what I do, plan to continue what I do and if indeed KK is suspended, I should return early next week.

I start collecting social security at an early age this month, guess where that money is going to?

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Still No Deal For Erik Karlsson

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

All was quiet on the Erik Karlsson front Wednesday.

Was it the calm before the storm?

As our neighbors to the south celebrated the Fourth of July in the United States, there was no deal in place that was good enough for the Ottawa Senators to trade their captain.

While the belief is Karlsson’s days with the Senators are numbered after the organization allowed his agents to talk about a contract extension with two teams — and possibly more — there was no physical evidence Wednesday that any deal is imminent.

Of course, that can all change with one phone call, but if general manager Pierre Dorion had an offer on the table he couldn’t refuse, then this trade would have already been made because the Senators have enough to deal with elsewhere.

continued, with menitons of teams who may be interested...

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Do The Right Thing Montreal And Sign Max Pacioretty

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from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

At a time when free agents avoid Montreal as if it were ground zero for the plague — hello, John Tavares and bonjour, Paul Stastny — why would the Canadiens think about trading a player who wants to play here, one who has embraced the city and the pressure that accompanies playing hockey here?

Why would the Canadiens think about trading a player who has invested his time and money in making this city a better place to live through his involvement with the city’s hospitals and other charities?

These are all questions raised two years ago when the Canadiens traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.

Those same questions resonate today as Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is left dangling over his future in Montreal.

Pacioretty has one season remaining on a cap-friendly contract that will pay him US$5 million. It’s a handsome payday but in the rarefied world of pro sports, Pacioretty is underpaid and has been for most of the six-year deal. This has been a sore point for the player who fired Alex Schall, the agent who negotiated the deal.

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  Tags: max+pacioretty, max+pacioretty

A Look At The Contracts For Zach Parise And Ryan Suter

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from Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune,

At the time of negotiations, there was no stipulation in the collective bargaining agreement that limited the length of contracts. But after the league rejected a whopping 17-year, $102 million deal between Ilya Kovalchuk and the Devils in 2010, the NHL and NHL Players Association agreed that the cap hit for any contract longer than five years would be recalculated once a player turned 41 during that deal.

That influenced Suter and Parise, essentially capping them at a 13-year commitment since they’d each be 40 years old in the final season of those contracts.

“There’s a lot of variables that can happen in 13 years,” Wild owner Craig Leipold said. “But that was the risk we were willing to take in order to get those two players.”...

“We also felt that a provision implementing term limits on contracts was a reasonable and responsible ‘allocation tool’ within the overall Cap system,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email, “which hopefully would operate to better ensure that the overall pool of dollars available for Player compensation in any given year was being distributed in a fair and equitable way."


The cap hit for each is a little over $7.5M through the 2024-25 season.

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  Tags: ryan+suter, zach+parise

Video- Too Early To Think About The 2019 NHL Draft?

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