Kukla's Korner

Lady Byng Leader

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

A week and a half ago, I picked Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers as the Lady Byng Trophy leader as the player who best combines gentlemanly conduct and playing ability.  He has doubled his penalty minute total since I made that pick, which means his gentlemanly conduct credentials have dropped.  My new pick is Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks.  Kane has 21 points, which currently places him in 17th in the league in scoring.  He has no penalty minutes at all which gives him strong credentials for sportsmanlike play.

Kane has come close to winning the Lady Byng Trophy in the past.  In 2013, he was the runner up to the award - which Martin St Louis won.  Statistically he probably should have won it.  The main reason Kane did not win the award is a dispute over a taxi fare in 2009, which lead to an indictment on criminal charges.  He wound up with a conditional discharge.  While this is embarrassing and not exactly gentlemanly conduct, it did not fall within the realm of the award.  It did not occur on the ice or within the season the award was for. 

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | The Puck Stops Here | Permalink
 

Daniel Alfredsson Tweet heavily hints at retirement on December 4th

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

This is as close to, "I'm officially retiring on December 4th" as it gets:

Update: The Senators posted a video confirming the event:

And...

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

The Wings Know It Will Take Stephen Weiss Time To Get In Game Shape

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Two games is a small sample size, but the Detroit Red Wings are encouraged by what they have seen from Stephen Weiss.

Jimmy Howard called him a great addition. It's like adding a potential top-six forward one-quarter of the way through the season without relinquishing anything.

"Once he gets his confidence and game shape ... you have to remember he hasn't played that many games in the last year or so," Howard said. "Right now it's baby steps, but he's doing a great job for us. Hopefully he can keep going and then slide over to that center spot."...

"It's a lot easier with (Datsyuk) in the middle," Weiss said. "He can take care of mistakes that Helmer and I make. But certainly as a first game together it wasn't anything spectacular in terms of possession. But we got some bounces. It was nice to contribute."

 

Oh, in case you keep track of early rankings, Sportsnet has the Wings at 18th in their power rankings.

added 4:51pm, Nicholas J. Cotsonik of Yahoo takes a look at Weiss too...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Video- The Best Of Bob Cole

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet YouTube channel,

A look, or should we say, a listen to the some of the greatest and most memorable calls so far in the 40 plus year career of legendary hockey announcer Bob Cole.

 

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bob+cole

Adam Lowry Suspended For One Game For Boarding

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (November 27, 2014) – Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta during NHL Game No. 323 in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:06 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: adam+lowry

Ryan Garbutt Suspended Two Games For Kneeing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 4:05pm, Suspension video is below...

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ryan+garbutt

NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

EASTERN CONFERENCE JOCKEYING
The Penguins, Islanders and Lightning each earned victories on Wednesday to move within one point of the Canadiens (16-6-1, 33 points) for top spot in the Eastern Conference.
 
* The Penguins (15-4-2, 32 points) maintain their spot atop the Metropolitan Division and have two games in hand on the Conference-leading Canadiens.
 
* At 16-6-0 (32 points), the Islanders are off to the best 22-game start in franchise history and remain tied with the Penguins atop the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh, however, holds one game in hand.
 
* The Lightning (15-6-2, 32 points) have set new franchise records for wins and points through 23 games and have more regulation and overtime wins than any team in the NHL (ROW = 14)

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

San Jose Sharks May Have To Fire Todd McLellan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

The San Jose Sharks lost their fourth straight game Wednesday – this one, a feeble 2-0 defeat at home to the Flames – which meant the heat on San Jose head coach Todd McLellan is only going to increase. And with the franchise falling back in the pack in the Western Conference (their 10-10-4 record has them fifth in the Pacific Division and 10th in the West), McLellan’s six-year tenure behind the Sharks bench could be at an end.

San Jose’s players had already spoken out in support of McLellan prior to Wednesday’s loss, yet in spite of that and Sharks GM Doug Wilson’s well-earned reputation as a man who doesn’t make rash decisions, he may have little choice but to fire his coach and continue the process of remaking this team in a newer, more playoff-productive mold. McLellan is a highly-respected coach whose services likely would be snapped up in short order, but his current team has dropped seven of its past nine games and its most recent five losses haven’t come at the hands of a murderer’s row of opponents (Columbus, Buffalo, Florida, Arizona and the Flames).

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, San Jose Sharks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: todd+mclellan

What’s Wrong With The Philadelphia Flyers?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Four games ago, general manager Ron Hextall tore into them for their listless effort in a 2-0 loss to the Rangers. After Monday’s 1-0 shootout loss to the Islanders and again after their latest defeat Wednesday, coach Craig Berube criticized some of his players’ effort.

Berube said some players are "not competing hard enough, and it results in goals against. It can’t happen. You need everybody on your team competing at the highest level, otherwise you will not win."

In addition, the players took turns speaking out in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that delayed the media from entering the locker room.

"You never want it to have to come to that, but at the same time... when you look at the standings, it’s pretty easy to see things slipping away," goalie Steve Mason said. "You see points up for grabs, and other teams are grabbing them and you’re not. You’re slowly falling behind."

read on

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

Adam Lowry Will Have A Hearing Today With Player Safety Department For Hit Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

 

If you missed the hit, watch it here.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: adam+lowry

 1 2 3 >  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