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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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Open Post- Game 6 ECF Between The Tampa Bay Lightning And New York Rangers

A game the Tampa Bay Lightning want to win.  At home and a win puts them in the Stanley Cup Final. The Rangers want to force game 7 and I expect a low-scoring game, decided late in the game. Watch on NBCSN, CBC or TVA with the puck droppi...


Afternoon Line- Doug Armstrong

Army on whether Babcock reports impact Hitchcock's ability to lead the Blues: "Not really. I think the players live in the modern ...  world of social media. When you look over the season, the number of things you read, if 1/10th of that ...


Overtime Is The Norm In The Western Conference Finals

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News, The meager hours between NHL playoff games were not always spent in the most ascetic fashion. Which is another way of saying that yesterday’s athletes had a different concept of sleep than tod...


What To Pay Devan Dubnyk?

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants, I got some Twitter questions asking if Andrew Hammond’s three-year, $4 million contract with Ottawa establishes the market. Simple answer: Not at all. Hammond has played 24 NHL games. Dubnyk has play...


On Re-signing Joel Ward In Washington

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider, If the Capitals decide to spend some of their remaining cash to re-sign Joel Ward, who will otherwise enter unrestricted free agency for the third time in his career, the versatile forward would welcome ...


The Tampa Bay Lightning Know What They Have To Do

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Cooper was adamant about ensuring no feeling of complacency had settled in around his group. "We can't just sit here and say we played a pretty good game in Game 5, that'll just carry us into a win tonigh...


Patrick Maroon’s Turnaround

from Tal Pinchevsky of the New York Times, Maroon’s is a unique hockey journey which shifted the day the Flyers told him to pack his bags. “The organization made a decision to send him home,” said Greg Gilbert, who deliv...


Players The St. Louis Blues Could Move

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was a huge disappointment, but his contract makes moving him difficult. T.J Oshie seems like an obvious target, given his high trade value, significant salary and...


Keys To Game 6, Eastern Conference Finals

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, The difference between these two teams during the first five games? Tampa Bay’s best players have made a difference. New York’s have not. The Lightning have scored 16 goals in the series,...


Video- Sights And Sounds, Game 5 Tampa Bay Lightning Against The New York Rangers

Watch and listen....  


The Salary Cap Issues With The Boston Bruins

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, The Bruins have roughly $60.5 million in contracts committed to 15 players for next season, and there’s still a good chance the cap will fall somewhere under $71 based on the NHLPA’s vote on higher escr...


NHL Short Notes

MONDAY’S RESULT Home Team in Caps ANAHEIM 5, Chicago 4 (OT) – ANA leads series 3-2   BELESKEY’S OT HEROICS HELP DUCKS SURVIVE BLACKHAWKS’ RALLY The Blackhawks scored twice in the final two minutes of regulati...


What Will The Dallas Stars Do With Their Goaltending?

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, The Stars’ biggest issue in the summer will probably be sorting out their goaltending _ and there still is plenty of information coming in on that subject. Kari Lehtonen has three years le...


A Look At Henrik Lundqvist And Ben Bishop Heading Leading Up To Game 6

from Joe McDonald of ESPN, "It’s a roller coaster of emotions. It goes up and down," Lundqvist said. "You just have to deal with it the best you can, deal with the pressure you put on yourself, expectations you have on you. It just come...


A One-Year Contract For Ken Hitchcock In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club and Head Coach Ken Hitchcock have agreed on a one-year contract.    Hitchcock, 63, was originally named the 24...


A Win Tonight And The Tampa Bay Lightning Are In The Stanley Cup Final

from the CP at TSN, Steven Stamkos knows what it's like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup Final and wind up not playing on the NHL's biggest stage. It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time A...


Video- Ready For Game 6, Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers?

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,  


Coaching Candidates For The New Jersey Devils

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Here's a list of the candidates that I am aware of and where things stand with each of them. There could be others I am not aware of as this is a fluid situation now that Shero has been back in New Jersey f...


Morning Line- Michale Arace On Mike Babcock

Babcock has the intelligence and fortitude to ignore the copious din that will surround him. He might be the only man in the world who can effect change in Toronto, if he is allowed to do his job. Perhaps, the Leafs will break from their history, ...


The New York Rangers Need A Win Tonight

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Game 6 on Tuesday night against the Lightning will mark the Rangers’ 100th game of a season that began in St. Louis on Oct. 9 — every day of which the team has had the singular goal of hoist...


The Chicago Blackhawks Face Elimination

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, It was the first time the Hawks have lost under Joel Quenneville after a series was tied 2-2. They had been 14-0 in Games 5 and 6 in such situations, the league’s ultimate closers. Now they fa...


The Anaheim Ducks Are One Win Away From The Stanley Cup Final

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, This was the kind of game that could have haunted the Anaheim Ducks forever. It was the kind of game that could have destroyed a Stanley Cup dream and perhaps stained the career of netminder Frederik Andersen ...


Toews’ late goals can’t snuff out resilient Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks' 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night was nothing less than wild and woolly. Jonathan Toews' 2 late-3rd-period goals gave erased a 4-2 deficit (and the Ducks' initial 3-0 lead) and forced overtime... But 4...


Open Post- Game 5 Western Conference Finals, Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawk

The puck drops just after 9:00pm ET on NBCSN, CBC and TVA. Game 5 is in Anaheim tonight with the series tied at two games apiece. One team will be facing elimination on Wednesday, who will it be? Feel free to discuss the game tonight as it p...


Afternoon Line- Bob Ford

Choosing a college coach isn't what will define Hextall's courage. He could have chosen a Labradoodle and won the same number of Stanley Cups if he doesn't have the guts to defy owner Ed Snider (or at least fool him) with a plan that will require ...


OT Games May Be Slowing Marian Hossa Down

from Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times, In three games following the multiple-overtime games in this year’s playoffs coming into Game 5 of the conference final, Hossa has no points and a minus-2 differential. In the 11 other playoff ...


Those Hard Hitting Anaheim Ducks

from Scott Powers of ESPN, The Ducks entered the series with the game plan of being physical on the Blackhawks and especially taking it to their top-4 defensemen -- Duncan Keith, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Brent Seabrook and Johnny Oduya. Blackhawks...


The Coaching Search For The San Jose Sharks

from Chris Nichol's of Today's Slapshot, Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On what he expects with the San Jose Sharks in terms of their coaching situation, and how Dan Bylsma has been making the ro...


NHL Short Notes

BISHOP, STAMKOS LEAD LIGHTING TO 3-2 SERIES LEAD Ben Bishop stopped all 26 shots he faced and the Lightning scored twice in the second period backed by 1-1—2 from captain Steven Stamkos to take a 3-2 series lead over the Rang...


Video- NHL Playoff Action In Slow Motion

Almost three minutes of slow motion action from the past week of the NHL Playoffs...  


As Close As It Gets In The West

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register, Here’s how close the Ducks and Blackhawks are right now: Late Saturday night, they gushed about their successful third-period comeback, they clung to the faith exhibited in their utter refusal to...


Great Theater

via Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, It’s taken a while but if hockey fans aren’t fully engaged in the conference finals by now, the NHL has a problem. To date, the final four has offered just about everything on a fans’...


Video- Coach’s Corner From Last Night

via Scott Lewis of Sportsnet, Don Cherry believes Babcock will make the Maple Leafs a better team sooner than later. Cherry shared some of his thoughts on how Babcock will impact the club in his first season during Sunday’s edition of &...


Memorial Day 2015

Remember and honor.  


Steven Stamkos Finds His Game

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, "Stammer and Fil, and Killorn, to be honest, I think they've elevated their game to as high a level as you can play," Cooper said after his team’s 2-0 win Sunday night, giving the Lightning a 3-2 series lead ...


The New York Rangers Fail To Deliver A Win

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, This wasn’t good enough from the Rangers, not good enough at all to win a conference final Game 5, and divining meaning from the all-but-empty locker room that greeted the press following the matc...


Open Post- Game 5 ECF Between The Tampa Bay Lightning And New York Rangers

Scheduled puck drop is just after 8:00pm ET on NBCSN, CBC and TVA. The series is tied at two games and tonight's game will be played at Madison Square Garden. Feel free to discuss the game.


Remember Angelo Esposito?

from Bill Beacon of the CP at MetroNews, Junior hockey was the high point for Esposito, who had 39 goals and 98 points in his first season. His stock dropped when he fell to 79 points in his draft year. He slipped again to 69 the following se...


Preparing For Game 5, Eastern Conference Finals

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, This is where we are heading into Sunday’s Game 5: All square in the Eastern Conference final with everything on the line. Two wins from the Stanley Cup final or two losses from a summer of regret. ...


All Marc Crawford

from Today's Slapshot, Marc Crawford, head coach of the ZSC Lions of the National League A, took some time to email with Sean Tierney and had some interesting thoughts on the process of coaching, Auston Matthews and analytics. His answers are...


Watching Illegal Streams

from Aaron Elstein of Crain's New York Business, If you've followed the Rangers' quest for the Stanley Cup, then you've had a few options if you've wanted to watch. You could buy a ticket, though the cheapest seats for playoff games at Ma...


NHL Short Notes

SATURDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps CHICAGO 5, Anaheim 4 (2OT) – series tied 2-2   BLACKHAWKS OUTLAST DUCKS, EVEN SERIES IN DOUBLE OVERTIME Tied 1-1 after 40 minutes, the Blackhawks and Ducks each scored three times in ...


Rangers/Lightning Now A Two Out Of Three Series

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Eastern Conference final may be level at two-all with Sunday’s Game 5 coming up at the Garden, but make no mistake, this series between the Rangers and Lightning has been marked by peaks and v...


Morning Line- Tom Jones On The Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay is not considered a great sports market. We're a melting pot, with fans from all over the country who have not lost their hometown allegiances. We become a good sports market when one of our teams gets really good and following that team...


The Chicago Blackhawks Refused To Lose

from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times, Has anybody paid attention to the Hawks’ resolve over the last seven seasons? They don’t cave in. There don’t go away without a fight. They have been known to heal themselves. ...


The Anaheim Ducks Still Believe

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register, This Game 4 at United Center wasn’t as long as Game 2 was back at Honda Center, but then that exercise in triple overtime was the longest Blackhawks’ game ever, and this franchise has been arou...


Re-Signing Dougie Hamilton And Steven Stamkos

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, - Re-signing Dougie Hamilton will be one of Sweeney’s priorities. It won’t be easy. Through three seasons, 178 games of NHL play have given both sides a good idea of Hamilton’s future...


Will Mike Babcock Attract UFAs To Toronto?

from NHL.com, Defenseman Cody Franson, who played almost four seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded in March, said Saturday that free agents, like himself, will find the team more attractive now that it's coached by Mike Bab...


The Chicago Blackhawks Found A Way To Win

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, The Blackhawks endured an improbable three-goal Ducks onslaught in a 37-second span in the third period, an onslaught that erased a 3-1 Chicago lead. And they withstood a further onslaught from the Ducks in overti...


Vermette gives Chicago a double OT win

Antoine Vermette finished off what was nothing less than a wild and wacky game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night, scoring 5 minutes and 37 seconds into the second overtime period:


Ducks’ 3 in 37 yield double OT

The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks are currently heading to double overtime because Anaheim scored 3 goals in 37 seconds, the second-fastest 3 goals scored in playoff history: Via @EliasSports: The @AnaheimDucks and their thr...


Saturday Headlines discuss coaches’ moves and Dubnyk

On Hockey Night in Canada, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman discussed the post-Babcock coaching dominoes (Todd Nelson of Edmonton "free to look around," Don Sweeney meeting with Claude Julien to discuss "personnel and style of play," Dan Bylsma's sta...


Video- Hockey In Chicago

via Spoertsnet, Elliotte Friedman takes an in depth look at the resurgence of the Chicago Blackhawks in the Chicago sports scene.  


Evening Line- Steve Simmons

(Dan) Bylsma was not a fan of Babcock as coach or person. He barely played in those two seasons in Anaheim. Now, oddly enough, Bylsma, who beat Babcock for a Stanley Cup, might end up coaching the Sabres because Babcock said no to Buffalo. ...


Video- Brandon Saad’s Short-Handed Goal Tonight

Not sure why ref Chris Rooney was where he was....  


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