Kukla's Korner Hockey

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Saturday Night Hockey Notes

10/21/2017 at 6:06pm EDT

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- After the first 88 games Wayne Gretzky played in the NHL, he had scored 52 goals. Mario Lemieux, in the same numbers of games, had 54. Auston Matthews scored his 45th goal in his 88th game. But the NHL Matthews plays in scores 2.89 goals per team, per game. The NHL Gretzky entered in 1979 scored 3.45 a game while Lemieux walked into a league in 1984 that scored 3.78 goals a game.

- Imagine what a Swedish defence would look like were NHL players at the upcoming Olympics: Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Mattias Ekholm, Anton Stralman and probably one of Oscar Klefbom, John Klingberg or Nik Hjalmarsson.

- Jeremy Jacobs is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Can anyone explain why?


On a personal note, thank you to many of you for the well wishes. It has been a bad few days for me but I am trying to get on the bike again and continue what I do at KK.

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