Kukla's Korner- Hockey
All hockey, all the time
Hockey - http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/rss_2.0/
Recent Entries (past three days) | All Entries
19 Days Before The Trade Deadline
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag.
It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations...
The Washington Capitals Have It All
from Dave Hodge of TSN,
“Thumbs up” to the Washington Capitals, because … can you think of a reason why not?
They lead their division by a whopping 17 points, the Eastern Conference by 12, and they sit atop the full lea...
Video- Welcome To New Jersey Mr. Bettman
McKenzie: Canucks lose Edler, Sutter to injuries
From TSN's Bob McKenzie (again):
Not great news on the injury front for VAN. Alex Edler (foot) and Brandon Sutter (jaw) have headed back home, both likely to miss time.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 10, 2016
Kings waive Ehrhoff
From TSN's Bob McKenzie:
Christian Ehrhoff (LAK) on waivers.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 10, 2016
Ehrhoff's earning $1.5 million this season, per General Fanager.
Dylan Reese (ARI) on waivers.
Was the Boston Bruins’ rout at the hands of Los Angeles a ‘time for a trade’ indication for Boston?
From ESPN's "Morning 3 on 3":
Scott Burnside: Well, that was quite a homecoming for Milan Lucic, no? The former Boston Bruins power forward and key member of the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team returned with his new team the Los Angeles...
On the relationship between NHL players and lost teeth
From the AP's Larry Lage:
Hall of Famer Chris Pronger has great-looking choppers, though they're not the ones he was born with, and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien can pop a perfect-looking tooth in and out like he's a magician.
KK- Out Of The Office For A Few Hours
I have a few appointments this morning and should return in about three hours.
Sorry for not being around and hopefully nothing major happens while I am gone.
Playoffs A Priority For The Florida Panthers
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Simply making the playoffs may not be the goal for players inside the Panthers dressing room, but Peter Luukko doesn’t shy away from how important it would be for business at the end of a season where s...
How Is NHL.TV Doing
from Tech Dirt,
In addition to the surprise blackouts suddenly rearing their ugly heads, it appears that NHL.tv is having trouble working across certain devices for whatever reason. Chromebooks in particular appear to be affected, but other d...
Video- Welcome To Boston Milan Lucic
The Boston Bruins played this tribute to Lucic last night.
The LA Kings defeated the Bruins 9-2.
Videos- Participants Respond To Nazem Kadri’s Geasture
And here comes the throat-slash...
Mark Giordano felt Nazem Kadri’s gesture wasn’t the smartest, Mike Babcock said his forward needs better control and Bob Hartley feels the NHL will make ...
Videos- Chicago Goal Overturned, Is It The Right Call?
What do you think, goal or not?
Joel Quenneville tells you how he feels, watch below and the video is autoplay...
Video- 12 NHL Games Were Played Last Night
Recap of the 12 NHL games played Tuesday night.
Video- Martin Brodeur’s Number Goes To The Rafters
via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,
Report- A Few Regulars In Calgary Will Not Be Playing Tonight
While the Toronto Maple Leafs will be playing their first game since trading captain Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday night, the Calgary Flames are expected to be missing stars of their own.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, ...
TSN Insiders Talk The Trade Today And More Trade Talk
Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun break down what the Dion Phaneuf trade means for the Senators and Maple Leafs, and discuss what could be next for Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello, as well as how the move affects the trade ma...
The Cost Of A Rental
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
A year ago, rental players such as Antoine Vermette and Andrej Sekera netted first-round picks to their respective selling teams, while a pile of other pending unrestricted free agents went for second-round picks.
Afternoon Line- Bill Foley
"I don't ask a lot of questions. I understand they want to get it right. And I don't blame them. This is a huge decision that is going to affect the NHL for years to come. But I'm not a patient guy by nature. However, I've learned to be patient. A...
Taking Care Of Business
from Alex Prewitt of Sports Illustrated,
Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s a...
Dion Phaneuf “Never Had A Chance” In Toronto
from Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun,
From his first awkward moments as the team’s 18th captain to the brutal, bone-headed pinch on the first shift of his last game with the Leafs, Dion Phaneuf never had a chance.
Polarizing from the...
50 Years Ago Today- NHL Expansion Announced
from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,
There were owners of the six original NHL franchises and League president Clarence Campbell on one side of the table. On the other side were owners from the NFL, famous entertainers and politicians. On the agend...
Tuesday Morning Hockey Thoughts
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- For months now, Blues GM Doug Armstrong’s been saying he wants to see his team when healthy, and they just can’t get there.
Blue-line anchor Alex Pietrangelo is out at least three weeks, ...
Dion Phaneuf Headed To Ottawa
Details sketchy, no confirmation, but sounds like OTT/TOR working on a trade involving Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf. Let's see where this goes.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 9, 2016
added 11:11am, And there it is.
NHL Short Notes
CROSBY CONTINUES TEAR AS PENGUINS STAY HOT
Sidney Crosby registered 2-2—4 to power the Penguins to their sixth victory in their past seven games overall as well as an 8-0-2 record in their last 10 outings at CONSOL Energy Center, inclu...
Milan Lucic Returns To Boston
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Milan Lucic is a bear of man. Everything about him is oversized, from his 6-foot-3, 228-pound frame and the force of his personality to the way he plays hockey – mean and on the edge.
The ‘Old’ Sidney Crosby Is Back
from Michael Traikos at the Toronto Sun,
After a slow start, where Crosby managed five points in October, had a minus-11 rating in November and even had some questioning whether he belonged on Canada’s World Cup roster, the two-time lea...
The New York Rangers May Have To Keep Keith Yandle
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The Rangers’ workmanlike 2-1 victory over the Devils at the Garden on Monday cannot obscure how Ryan McDonagh’s concussion complicates matters for general manager Jeff Gorton as the Feb. 29 ...
Numbers From Last Night
Ottawa's new scoring connection, Crosby continues to climb in the scoring race; Letang, Datsyuk, fantasy and more in Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mark Stone - The Senators duo each contributed ...
Video- Recap Of The Four NHL Games Played On Monday Night
Catch the highlights from the four NHL games played last night.
With Dustin Byfuglien Signed, What About Andre Ladd?
#nhljets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on whether Byfuglien's $38M deal leaves room for captain Andrew Ladd: pic.twitter.com/HXHjjSZfHS
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 8, 2016
from Milan Lucic at The Players' Tribune,
is is how naive I was when I got to Boston. Are you ready for this?
We had this really nice guy who worked for the team and handled all the road travel. He was in his early 70s. His name was Johnn...
Video- Drew Stafford Suspended One Game
Patrick Burke with the explanation.
A Five-Year Contract Extension For Dustin Byfuglien In Winnipeg
via a press release from the Winnipeg Jets,
The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have signed defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $7.6 million.
Byfuglien, 30, has recorded 32 points (1...
Awarded Penalty Shot To The Boston Bruins Should Have Been Just A Minor Penalty
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
The fully extended push from behind by Ristolainen occurred after Marchand had lost possession of the puck and therefore did not prevent the scoring opportunity. The actions of Ristolainen throughout this play were w...
Alex Pietrangelo Out At Least Three Weeks
(Feb. 8, 2016) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on Injured Reserve (IR) after he suffered a right knee injury in the Blues&rsq...
Alain Vigneault On No Suspension For Wayne Simmonds
from Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants,
McDonagh suffered a concussion when he was hit by the Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds with a gloved punch to his jaw at 10:36 of the first period of the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout win at Wells Fargo Center on ...
Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK – Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 7.
NHL Short Notes
ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR OVECHKIN
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of his first 11 se...
Are The Anaheim Ducks And Pittsburgh Penguins Headed To The Playoffs?
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Okay now that the Super Bowl (that was super?) is over, we can turn our full attention to the stretch run and the trade deadline, which is only three weeks away. I'm looking forward to Monday's Anaheim Ducks-Pitts...
Believing In The Washington Capitals
from Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog,
“I don’t see another team in the Eastern Conference — right now, based on how they’ve played — that can beat them in a seven-game series,” said the NHL Network’s K...
Just When You Thought The Edmonton Oilers May Have Turned The Corner
from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,
They’ve been outscored 13-2 in their last two games after an equally miserable 5-1 stink bomb Saturday in Montreal, and any illusion they had of playing a meaningful game between now and t...
Video- Recap Of The NHL Games Played Yesterday
Highlights from the three NHL games played on Sunday.