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
Reto Berra Not Living Up To Expectations In Denver
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
His often-shaky play has done little to quiet the fears that Colorado made mistakes both when it acquired him at the trading deadline on March 5 from Calgary, and — perhaps even more important — si...
Video- How Bad Is It In Edmonton?
After losing 7-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks last night.
Please Define Top Line Center
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Edmonton Oilers are interested in dealing forward David Perron.
Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish is reportedly looking for a top line centre in return for the 26-year-...
NHL Short Notes
FLAMES, AVALANCHE STAGE LATE RALLIES . . .
Both the Flames and the Avalanche staged late rallies to record come-from-behind wins Saturday:
* Down 4-2 late in the third period, the Flames scored twice in the final three minutes of regulat...
The Frozen Dome Classic In Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (theahl.com) ... The Syracuse Crunch established a new attendance record for an indoor professional hockey game in the United States as 30,715 fans filled the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University for a regular-season Am...
Calgary Flames Find A Way To Win
from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
... if you were smart enough to stick around on Saturday night, smart enough to know what the Calgary Flames seem to be capable of this 2014-15 season, you would have been treated to quite the show.
San Jose Sharks Continue To Fade In The Standings
from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,
Despite outshooting Arizona 43-25, including 91 shot attempts to 48, the Sharks lost 4-3 in a shootout to a rival that is now threatening to overtake them in the Pacific Division standings. The Coyotes (9-10-2, ...
After The Edmonton Oilers 7-1 Loss To The Chicago Blackhawks
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
The Oilers have had five coaches since they were last in the Stanley Cup in 2006 — current general manager Craig MacTavish, Pat Quinn, Tom Renney, Ralph Krueger and now Eakins — and Hall ...
Top Dmen Pairings And Fitting In More Commercials
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
- There aren’t many defensive pairings better than Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo. Among some of the elite duos — Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty being o...
Hockey Talk On A Sunday Morning
from Steve Simmons of the Toront Sun,
- Still waiting for a hockey fancy stat that can measure gap control by a defenceman, stick positioning, angling, and players who are or aren’t on the proper side of the puck. All of those are ...
Milan Lucic On The “Gutless” Punch From Dalton Prout
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
The Boston Bruins are irate at the altercation between forward Milan Lucic and Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout at the end of overtime on Friday and are vowing revenge when the teams meet on ...
Video- Highlights From Saturday’s NHL Games
Here is a recap of the 13 NHL games from Saturday in under six minutes.
Video- Jason Demers With The Hit Of The Night
Old-fashioned hip check by Demers on Jarret Stoll.
Not The Right Make Up Of Players In Toronto
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
This collection of players doesn’t have the right stuff to succeed under the glare of the Toronto spotlight. Maybe they would be able to make it in Raleigh, Sunrise or Newark, but they don’t...
Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean disussed the Toronto 'stick-gate' issue along with a few other topics.
Video- Being A GM
Tonight Sportsnet showed this segment during their pre-game and although it was probably recorded earlier this week it is still worth the watch especially if you are a Blues or Wings fan.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Red Wings GM Ken Holland s...
Evening Line- Elliotte Friedman on Daniel Alfredsson
I wouldn’t call us friends, but there aren’t many athletes with whom I’ve had a better professional, working relationship. When speaking to kids or doing question-and-answer sessions, you get asked who the best guys are to deal w...
Will College Hockey Grow In The West?
from Gary Sataniello of the New York Times,
The Sun Devils’ promotion to N.C.A.A. status opens college hockey to the West and to a metropolitan area of four million people, and it gives the N.C.A.A. a 60th Division I program.
Why The San Jose Sharks Put Adam Burish On Waivers
from David Pollak of the Mercury News,
The Sharks practiced what they've been preaching Saturday, putting veteran forward Adam Burish on waivers in their effort to become a younger team.
Burish, 31, has one goal and two assists in 20 game...
Ottawa Senators Hope To Change Their Recent Record In Afternoon Games
from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citzen,
In 2013-14, Ottawa were to play 17 afternoon dates. They wound up playing 18 because a Jan. 24 game in Carolina was re-booked to noon on Jan. 25. Nearly every one was a disaster.
The overall record...
Oilers Need A #2 Center
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
MacTavish needs a No. 2 centre (something he undoubtedly knows), and before you say he would be dealing from a position of weakness now, Montreal GM Marc Bergevin managed to trade winger Rene Bourque...
NHL Short Notes
ISLANDERS EDGE PENGUINS IN FIRST HALF OF HOME-AND-HOME
Kyle Okposo scored the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout to power the Islanders to a win in the first half of their home-and-home series with the Penguins.
* At 13-6-0...
Video- Three Games On Friday Night
Two minutes of highlights...
Video- Don Cherry On The Toronto Maple Leafs Stopping The Stick Salute
Another Bad Loss For The Edmonton Oilers
from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,
The Edmonton Oilers sunk to a new low Friday, difficult as that might be to comprehend, having to skate off the ice to a chorus of boos after being badly outworked in a 2-0 home-ice loss to the New ...
Video- Sergei Bobrovsky With The Bad Goal Of The Night
The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 in a shootout.
Video- Johnny Boychuk Hit On Evgeni Malkin
No penalty on the play, thoughts?
Video- Benoit Pouliot Out With A Broken Foot
Benoit Pouliot (broken foot) will be sidelined indefinitely.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 22, 2014
You can see how the injury occurred at the :22 second mark of this game recap video.
Video- Milan Lucic Stunned With A Punch To The Head
Dalton Prout with one punch...
Leafs Waiting For April?
from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,
You can understand why Shanahan is keeping out of this. This season was always lost. All he wants to do is get to April. By then, he can torch Carlyle and maybe Nonis, and hire Detroit head coach Mike ...
Los Angeles Kings Will Now Receive Cap Relief Regarding Slava Voynov Suspension
NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 21, 2014) -- The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.
However, in light of the uncertain and pote...
Dallas Stars Trade Brenden Dillon To San Jose For Jason Demers And A 3rd Round Pick
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick, according to an NHL source.
Dallas already traded Sergei G...
No Panic In Chicago
from Corey Masisak of NHL.com,
There are not many franchises in the NHL where a 10-7-1 start to the season would elicit varying degrees of panic amongst the fan base, but the Chicago Blackhawks live in that space in 2014.
The Blackhawks h...
Report- Daniel Alfredsson Won’t Play This Season
from Darren Dreger of The Dreger Report,
Three weeks shy of his 42nd birthday, Daniel Alfredsson's comeback bid is about to end.
Sources tell The Dreger Report that Alfredsson has decided not to play this season and while the Red Wings ha...
The San Jose Sharks Need To Start Winning
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
There are young players that have developed and are ready for bigger roles in the organization. While it’s almost certain they’ll have NHL jobs next fall, they might even have NHL gigs by January if the...
Four-Year Extension For Jason Spezza In Dallas
from the Dallas Stars,
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Spezza, 31, has posted 18 ...
NHL Short Notes
CLOSE GAMES HIGHLIGHT THURSDAY'S ACTION
Of the 11 games contested Thursday:
* Nine were tied or within one goal entering the third period.
* Eight featured one-goal margins, including two that went past regulation (ANA-VAN and F...
Nick Bjugstad Heating Up
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Fantasy owners, take note: Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad's stock is steadily rising.
The 22-year-old appears primed for a breakout season this year and has been brimming with confidence during a stretch...
Friday Morning Hockey Thoughts
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- If the NHL debates three-on-three overtime at the March GM meetings, will the format be slightly different? The AHL uses a seven-minute extra period. The switch from four-on-four comes at the first whist...
Eric Lindros And John LeClair Enter The Flyers’ Hall Of Fame
from Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly,
Eric Lindros and John LeClair are years removed from their playing days, but they are still teammates.
The two made that clear Thursday night as they were inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame. They didn&...
Morning Line- Todd McLellan
“We’re pleased that we got the point. Obviously it didn’t look too good with 30 seconds left, so we’ll take the point. Would have preferred two. Find a way to get one in the shootout, but when we look at the game. . .
Video- Four And A Half Minutes Of Highlights From The Games Last Night
Highlights from the 11 games last night.
Video- Dan Hamuis Leaves Game With Apparent Injury To His Leg
No update on the extent of the injury and it will be tough on the Canucks if Hamuis is lost for a lengthy period.
Leafs Win, Skate Off The Ice Without A Stick Salute
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Most notably, the Maple Leafs decided to buck tradition by skipping the customary salute to fans following a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the last couple seasons every win at Air Canada Ce...
Video- Alex Tanguay Takes A Puck To His Face
Patrick Roy said post-game Tanguay will be evaluated on Friday.