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Name: Kukla's Korner- Hockey
Description: All hockey, all the time
URL: http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey
RSS Feeds: Hockey - http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/rss_2.0/
Related Team(s): General
Related Sports(s): Hockey
Date Added: 2005-09-10 10:40:10
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NHL Short Notes

DID YOU KNOW? Wednesday marks NHL Founders Day. On this date in 1917, the National Hockey League was formed in Montreal following the suspension of operations by the National Hockey Association of Canada Limited (NHA). The first NHL games then we...

Playing The Boards

from Jamie McLennan of TSN, I've noticed - more than ever this season - that there's been lots of goals and scoring chances created by pucks missing the net, off the end boards and coming back in front of the net (video link here). ...

The Colorado Avalanche Have Won Four Out Of Five Games

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, We've asked before, but is this finally the turnaround the Colorado Avalanche have been waiting for? The Avs rallied from a 3-0 first-period deficit to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night, th...

Video- Greatest Hits From The 90’s

via Sporstnet's YouTube channel, Check out some of the most memorable, amazing, and of course hard hits from the 1995/96 – 1999/00 NHL seasons.  

After Seven Weeks Of The NHL Season

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, The New York Islanders are the best Big Apple-area team right now. When is the last time you could say that? Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov are gone. Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe and Bryan Murray are ...

Action Needed In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, It is time for general manager Jarmo Kekalainen to do something. We all know the patient, long-term plan set forth by Kekalainen and his boss, John Davidson, the president of hockey operations....

The David Perron Trade Talk

via TSN, The Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets, two of the worst teams in the league, are working together to make a trade happen to improve their fortunes. TSN Hockey analyst Aaron Ward is reporting that Oilers winger David ...

Video- Highlights From The NHL Games Last Night

3 1/2 minutes of highlights from the seven NHL games last night.  

Video- Viktor Fasth With The Bad Goal Of The Night

Edmonton lost to Dallas 3-2.  

Video- The Vancouver Canucks Remember Pat Quinn With A Moment Of Silence And A Song

Mark Donnelly with a version of "Danny Boy" in remembrance of Pat Quinn.  

Martin Hanzal’s elbow on Erik Johnson: is it a matter of player culpability?

One injury, two very differen takes. Again, via Pro Hockey Talk's Dhiren Mahibian, this time it's Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal hitting Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, and the Coyotes' announcers are more critical of the hit th...

Garbutt knees Hall

During the Dallas Stars' 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, as Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski noted, Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt...Oh hell, you know how this goes. Garbutt plus opposing player, this time Oilers forward Taylor Hall, equals knee-...

Blues lose Elliott to ‘lower-body injury’

Via Pro Hockey Talk's Dhrien Mahibian, the St. Louis Blues lost an incredibly important contributor when Brian Elliot suffered a "lower-body injury" on this hit by Senators forward Erik Condra (and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Tom Timmermann repo...

Sportsnet tells the story of Alexander Mogliny’s defection, realites of late-Soviet Tikhonov hockey

Alexander Mogilny was one of the last (and only) Soviet-era players to defect from the USSR to play in the NHL (Sergei Fedorov, Mogilny and Pavel Bure were the young stars int he crown), and Sportsnet told his story. Former Buffalo Sabres GM Gerry...

The Latest On The World Cup Of Hockey

from Rick Westhead of TSN, The National Hockey League and the Players' Association hope to generate between $75 million and $100 million from the rekindled World Cup of Hockey, according to their preliminary estimates. A person familiar w...

Hockey Thoughts On A Tuesday Night

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - During a Saturday morning chat, Mike Babcock was asked about the top teams in the league. He grabbed the daily stat sheet and circled the five with the best goal differential — Pittsburgh, Tampa Ba...

Afternoon Line- David Backes

“It kind of gave me a sick feeling in my stomach to think that it’s my hometown. I’ve been here for nine years. It’s not just the local news. It’s national news, it’s probably international news. To know what a ...

Pekka Rinne Is On His Game Again

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, He was supposed to be back a year ago, back from hip surgery, back to his old self. But then came an infection, another surgery, another rehab and the worst season of his NHL career. And then came somethin...

The Nashville Predators Continue To Develop Their Game

from Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean. Shots. Goals. Wins. Losses. Those are just byproducts of what is simply known as 'the process' for Peter Laviolette's Nashville Predators. "I think when you're in the regular season, you want to ...

Video- Jon Cooper On the Return Of Marty St. Louis To Tampa Tomorrow

via the Tampa Bay Lightning... Lightning coach Jon Cooper gives his opinion on the return of Marty St. Louis to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena.       added 1:56pm, Pierre LeBrun talked wi...

Who’s Available Via Trade From the Florida Panthers

via Harvey Fialkov tweets. A team source confirmed the Panthers r trying to trade some unnamed vets to make room for players like Trocheck and Grimaldi. One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure Fleischmann is at top of list. Pe...

Detroit/Edmonton Comparison When It Comes To The Younger Players

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Listening to Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock tell the media Monday night about veteran center Stephen Weiss needing to earn his way back into the lineup ("We don't give away anything for free," Babcock said) de...

Video- Plays Of The Week

Sportsnet style... The best plays from the week that was in the NHL, including Martin St. Louis picking pockets, outlet passes from goalies, and Vladimir Tarasenko dazzling.  

Financial Value Of Your NHL Team

from Mike Ozanian of Forbes, Fueled by a new Canadian media deal with Rogers Communications that begins with the 2014-15 season, the average NHL team TISI -0.27% value rose 18.6% during the past year, to an all-time high of $490 million. The 12-...

Hockey Fan? Keep Reading

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, By the simple act of reading this column, you’ve confirmed yourself to be a hockey fan. And you probably want to be the best hockey fan you can be, right? Of course you do. This is why you’re ...

NHL Short Notes

MALKIN HELPS FLEURY SECURE 300TH WIN Evgeni Malkin scored twice, including the winning goal at 0:32 of overtime, to help the Penguins improve to 11-2-1 in their last 14 games.   * Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves to become the 31st goaltend...

Video- Roberto Luongo With A Mask Save

Best part of the video is when the camera zooms on the face of Roberto Luongo near the end.  Great job!  

Oilers/Blues May Be Talking Trade

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, If the Edmonton Oilers are indeed sniffing around St. Louis Blues centre Patrik Berglund, who is currently playing left wing on that stacked team because the team has Paul Stastny, David Backes and J...

Morning Line- Claude Julien

"When you've got to score two goals every night to get one, it’s tough to win hockey games. We got some tough calls against us and our guys played hard right till the end. Unfortunately, we didn’t get that second point that I thought w...

So Far The Calgary Flames Are Beating The Odds

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Starting the season, oddsmakers had the Flames as the longest of long shots – 100 to 1 or more – to win the Stanley Cup. Recently, they’ve been upgraded to 40 to 1. Now, at the ver...

Video- Highlights From The Four NHL Games Last Night

3 1/2 minutes of NHL action on Monday.  

Video- Goals Of The Week

Sportsnet style...  

The Pressure In Edmonton

from Damien Cox of Sportsnet, The pressure is mounting in Edmonton, the pressure to do something. Anything. Now. Which is, of course, absolutely the wrong idea. It’s the kind of thinking that has, for example, kept the Toronto Maple...

The Chicago Blackhawks Have Had Their Ups And Downs

from Tracey Myers of CSNChicago, Twenty-one games down, 61 games to go. Yes, boys and girls, we’re just past the quarter mark of the 2014-15 season. The Blackhawks have been very good at times, mediocre at others. If the playoffs st...

While In Motown, Bryan Murray And Daniel Alfredsson Go For A Spin

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Bryan Murray went for a car ride with an old pal Monday in Detroit. Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson invited Murray along for a little ride about town, allowing the two to catch up. "I ran i...

Video- Monday Means Slow Motion Highlights

Another edition of NHL highlights from the past week, all in four minutes of slow motion.  

The Gretzky Collection

via Hometown Hockey, From the jersey Wayne Gretzky wore during 81-82 when he broke all those records (worth more than $300,000 today), to Wayne’s 1986 Mercedes convertible (license plate: WAS 99S), Shawn Chaulk, the Wayne Gretzky of Way...

The Perils of Financial Mismanagement by Sports Stars

By Mike, It is one of the strange anomalies of modern sport that even high earning players and coaches can go bankrupt, whether this is at the peak of their career or once they have put their glory days behind them. Some case are more unusual th...

Pat Quinn Was All About Respect

from Eric Duhastchek of the Globe and Mail, The first sense that Pat Quinn’s health was failing in a meaningful way came last week, just before Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were to take place. Quinn, as chairman of the Hall,...

$50 To The Winner Of The BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game On Tuesday Night

Here is your chance to win $50 in the BoltDraft/KK Fantasy Game on Tuesday, November 25th. Register and/or submit your lineup by 7:00pm ET tomorrow then watch how the games play out. All you have to do is pick one forward, one defenseman and o...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2014) – Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen, Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 23.

Hockey Hall Of Fame Release On The Passing Of Pat Quinn

TORONTO (November 24, 2014) – It is with great sadness that the Hockey Hall of Fame, on behalf of the Quinn family, announces the passing of our Chairman, Pat Quinn, last night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.  At ...

NHL Short Notes

2014-15 SEASON HITS THE QUARTER MARK The 2014-15 season passed the quarter mark Sunday, with 311 of 1,230 games (25.3%) in the books. A look at some of the highlights thus far (compiled with the assistance of the Elias Sports Bureau):   OV...

Vancouver Canucks Keep Winning

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Some people keep waiting for the bottom to fall out on the Vancouver Canucks, and and it certainly hasn't been pretty every single night this season. However, Sunday night's full-value, 4-1 win over the visiting Ch...

Trade Options For The Edmonton Oilers

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, MacTavish knows he has to make a trade, but what is his No. 1 priority? It’s tough to finger Ben Scrivens or Vitkor Fasth completely for their .887 and .890 save percentages because the team de...

Why The World Cup Of Hockey Is A Good Idea

from Abraham D. Madkour of SportsBusiness Journal, During recent appearances by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and COO John Collins, it’s obvious this is getting a great deal of their attention. Bettman sum...

After Montreal’s 5-0 Loss To The New York Rangers Last Night

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, It’s the last week of November, but the winter of our discontent is starting early. And there is cause for concern. In their six regulation losses, the Canadiens have been outscored 30-...

Video- Mike Smith With The Bad Goal Of The Night

The video explains it all and the Ducks won 2-1.  

Video- Review Of The NHL Games On Sunday

Four games yesterday, almost three minutes of highlights...  

Viktor Tikhonov Dead At Age 84

from Martin Merk of IIHF.com, MOSCOW – One of international hockey’s most successful coaches of all time, Viktor Tikhonov, died this morning in a hospital in Moscow after long illness. He was 84. The funeral will take place in Mos...


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