Kukla's Korner

Googling the NHL in the USA

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From NHLdigest.com,

I have created the following video to show yet another perspective on the popularity, or lack thereof, of the NHL in the United States.

In this video I use a tool created by Google, called Google Trends, that is used to graphically show the popularity of certain terms that are searched for on the Internet. Google Trends is very nice to use because it allows us to compare two terms against each other to determine which of the terms is most often searched for.

This video clearly shows that “Nothing” is more popular than the NHL as a search term used in the United States. This is absolutely embarrassing for me as a hockey fan.

continued…
_________________________
*thanks to a KK reader for the heads up on the link

Filed in: NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Accidental Sportswriter

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Eric McErlain at the Sporting News,

What a long strange trip it has been.

Confused? I’m sure you are, but then again, so am I.

Why? Because while this column is serving as my introduction to the hockey-loving audience at Sporting News, it’s also something of a milestone for me. I didn’t set out to become a sportswriter; it just sort of happened.

continued…

Just wanted to send a shout of congratulations to Eric for his new gig. And for more hockey news, readers can always check out Eric’s well-known blog, Off Wing Opinion.

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Mark Bell Ready For Return

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via TSN,

The 27-year-old forward will have served his 15-game suspension after Toronto plays in Montreal on Saturday night. Bell will make his Maple Leafs debut on Tuesday in Ottawa.

Practice has taken on a different feel as his debut draws closer. Bell has been around the team all year and looked downright giddy on Thursday as he contemplated actually getting into a game.

‘‘It’s been a long time since I played,’’ said Bell, who last saw the ice for San Jose on May 7. ‘‘I’m just looking forward to getting out there with the guys.’‘

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: mark+bell, toronto+maple+leafs

Following The Code

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

Recently we’ve seen examples of hockey’s citizens circumventing The Code. Alexei Kovalev criticizes his coach. Markus Naslund criticizes his coach. Alain Vigneault criticizes his player. Again, the list goes on.

The truth is The Code is broken all the time. And guess what? Nothing happened. The sky didn’t fall. The sun rose the next day. Jesus didn’t appear.

But what you need to realize – what we all need to realize – is that The Code is essentially a thinly-veiled attempt at cerebral segregation. It’s tantamount to special handshakes in secret clubs.

more

Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Who Do You Want To Draft?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Amber at ESPN,

Considering there are fewer than 800 players in the NHL, your chances of making it to the big show, and then becoming a star, fall somewhere around winning the lottery or seeing snow in Florida in the middle of July.

For those players who aren’t blue-chip prospects, the odds are even worse. That’s what makes this list even more remarkable. In this edition of 10 Degrees, we count down in reverse order the top active overlooked draft prospects-turned-stars.

10. Steve Sullivan

read on for nine more…

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Hey, Hey, Hey, A New Hockeytown

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ross McKeon at Yahoo,

But back to the task at hand: Choosing a new destination we can call Hockeytown, USA. Taking into consideration attendance, fan loyalty, a cozy relationship between the team and its region, a city that’s just right for the NHL, and our choice is pretty clear. Saint Paul, Minn., home of the Minnesota Wild, fits the bill.

Buffalo, Long Island, Denver, Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have all had their moments both recently and long ago, but the rejuvenated market in Minnesota gets our vote.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: minnesota+wild

Tocchet Learns His Fate Today

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post,

Embattled Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach and former Flyer Rick Tocchet is expected to have his 20-month suspension lifted by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman at a 1 p.m. news conference today in New York.

This would allow Tocchet to return to his role as assistant coach of the Coyotes.

continued

Update 1:37pm ET: (by Alanah)

On the NHL’s teleconference today, Attorney Robert J. Cleary discussed the depth of his investigation of Rick Tocchet.  He explained his findings (being released in a written report today) are consistent with the findings of the NJ Attorney General’s office, stating, “We found no evidence of betting on hockey by any NHL player or personnel.” 

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman then formally announced that Tocchet will not be eligible to work again within the NHL until at least February 7, 2008—that would be a 2 year total suspension.  His reinstatement requires he is (1) not involved in gambling—legal or illegal—at any time; and (2) that he is treated for gambling addiction.

Bettman stated he reserves the right to revisit the issue of Tocchet’s reinstatement in February if he feels he hasn’t complied with these conditions.
____________________________
*time of post originally 12:20pmET

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: phoenix+coyotes, rick+tocchet

Gramps Gets An Upgrade

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Somehow, if you look deep enough, this says something good about A2Y.  Consistent commenter and supreme vocabularitic, Baroque, has signed on to guest blog over at Hockeytown Todd’s.

Not sure of Baroque’s schedule of appearances over at the cranky bastard’s place, but I take full credit for her success since I gave her the original platform.

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Good, Bad & Ugly

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

As every player on a sub-par NHL team is saying these days, it’s still early in the season and there’s still a lot of hockey yet to be played. But it’s never too soon to start identifying and analyzing some of the good, bad, and ugly surprises of the 2007-08 campaign.

THE GOOD

The Canadiens
Yeah, this is the team I believed would plummet to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings this year.

continued...

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

I’ll Bet Fonzie’s Groin Never Got Tired

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

So, I guess it’s “not appropriate” to sit in your front lawn chugging beer while the neighborhood Fall Festivalers parade up and down the sidewalks begging for candy.  I guess it’s “juvenile” to make comments about certain people (adults) who probably shouldn’t wear spandex or the ever popular wench costumes.  And, yeah, I’ve been told that “falling asleep” with your head resting on the front step of your house sends “the wrong message.”

All of that may be worthy of judgment and criticism.  But I can at least say this:  My groin isn’t tired.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 5963 5964 5965 5966 5967 >  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

Most Recent Comments