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Name: Kukla's Korner- Hockey
Description: All hockey, all the time
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Date Added: 2005-09-10 10:40:10
  
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The Auston Matthews And Patrik Laine Battles Are Just Starting
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Let this be a reminder about why there’s so much hype when Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are due to face one another. It’s not so much a showdown between top picks from the 2016 draft, with personal stakes or a determination about who is ahead in some mythical race without a finish line. No, it’s an event. Pure and simple. These are two of the three best players in the NHL’s next generation and when you get them in ...

The Rise Of Misha Donskov
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, The tour bus pulled to a stop in a Westerville neighborhood early in September. One by one, some of the biggest names in the NHL — Toronto coach Mike Babcock, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, Washington coach Barry Trotz, Detroit general manager Ken Holland, to name a few — filed onto the curb and into the Donskov family home. Misha Donskov quit a lucrative job with Dublin-based Cardinal Health in 2009 to pursue his dream of a...

Video- Carey Price Or Petr Mrazek?
And the better save of the night goes to? Carey Price...     Or Petr Mrazek?

NHL Short Notes
TUESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Pittsburgh 3, CAROLINA 1 Montreal 3, NY RANGERS 2 (SO) Ottawa 2, NEW JERSEY 1 NY Islanders 3, DETROIT 1 TAMPA BAY 4, Edmonton 1 TORONTO 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT) Chicago 5, MINNESOTA 3 Calgary 6, NASHVILLE 5 (OT) Los Angeles 2, COLORADO 1   MATTHEWS, LAINE DUEL AS MAPLE LEAFS WIN OT THRILLER Rookie forwards Auston Matthews (0-3—3) and Patrik Laine (2-0—2) – the top two picks from the 2016 NHL Draft &nda...

Evening Line- Michael Arace
It would have taken minimal effort to flash a picture of Johansen on the Jumbotron and have the PA announcer say, "Fans, welcome back Ryan Johansen," before the game, or during an intermission. It would have drawn some cheers and a few boos, and it would have been done, no sweat. Johansen's contention: He received no "thank you" because Jackets management is still hot about the vicious contract negotiations that took place in the summer of 2014. If he is right, it speaks to a certain pett...

Mike Smith Not A Fan Of The Concussion Protocol
from Bob McManaman of azcentral,  Mike Smith didn’t allow a single goal that counted in practice on Tuesday, but the Coyotes goalie was still hopping mad a day after being removed from Monday night’s game against the visiting Anaheim Ducks. Shortly after stepping off the ice following a brisk workout at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Smith told azcentral sports that the NHL’s concussion protocol system needs an overhaul. “I think there’s a lot of fl...

Video- Petr Mrazek Now A Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate
Right on his stick...  

Top Prospects
from Craig Button of TSN, Who is the best hockey player currently not skating in the NHL? Clayton Keller, the creative centre with Boston University, tops our list of the Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects. Keller’s sleight of hand is matched by a creative mind that allows him to be dangerous every time he’s on the ice. The Arizona Coyotes prospect is an electrifying player who is highly productive. Second on our list is Buffalo prospect winger Alex Nylander (Rochester, ...

The TSN Insiders Tonight
TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie have the latest on how Patrick Eaves' $1 million cap hit makes him sought-after, teams calling the Wings about defenceman Brendan Smith, Ryan Miller's five-team trade list, the Sens being unhappy with the NHL's 'no apparent injury' language regarding Mark Stone and much more. Watch at TSN... no geo-blocking...

Why Did The Boston Bruins Allow Claude Julien To Go To Montreal?
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Question that would be rhetorical except that it is not: In what world would a team allow its just-fired, universally respected coach to be hired within a week by not only a blood rival, but one that it could very well meet in the playoffs? Answer: In the world of Jeremy Jacob$, the Boston owner who allowed Claude Julien to skip to Montreal so the B’s wouldn’t be on the hook for the approximately $1.5 million due on his cont...

David Poile On The Trade Market League-Wide
David Poile on @1025TheGame on the trade market league-wide, and what his plans might be. pic.twitter.com/z2SCqZ05xm — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) February 21, 2017

Rating The Ice
from Joe McDonald of ESPN, There's a growing concern among players about the ice conditions around the NHL. In an attempt to help fix the issues, the NHL and NHLPA Playing Environment subcommittee recently initiated a joint project to better identify and resolve ice-condition issues throughout the league. This process began on Feb. 1. Players and on-ice officials are asked to fill out a one-page form after every game in order to quickly rate the ice. Players rate the ice either e...

All Heidi Browning - Chief Marketing Officer For The NHL
from Alexanda Bruell of the Wall Street Journal, WSJ: You recently left a sexy digital music business to join a 100-year-old sports league. What’s your mandate? MS. BROWNING: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman gave me one clear goal, and that’s to grow our sport. Our mission is to modernize our approach and take a fresh look at the marketing mix to find new ways to engage new and future fans. The real focus here is extending the reach of the NHL brand—driving viewership,...

Video- Highlights From The Two NHL Games Played On Monday Night
Look out, NHL, the @FlaPanthers are coming. Check out everything you missed last night in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up pic.twitter.com/4WQ4mFwJrq — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 21, 2017

Bang For The Buck At The Trade Deadline
from ESPN, Which trade-deadline rental would provide the best bang for the buck in the playoffs? Craig Custance: Put me down for Kevin Shattenkirk because if you trade for the St. Louis Blues defenseman, you get a head start on the rest of league in getting a chance to sign the best unrestricted free-agent defenseman on the market to a contract extension. That's extra bang for your buck and additional value for teams that would be looking at Shattenkirk as a solution on defense beyon...

Video- Vincent Trochek’s Goal With 4.6 Ticks Left Gives The Panthers 5 Consecutive Wins
As you can see, Jake Allen had a tough time picking up the puck.   Almost had it! pic.twitter.com/KcQMjyDpWt — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 21, 2017   Below is a video of the goal....

NHL Short Notes
MONDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Florida 2, ST. LOUIS 1 ARIZONA 3, Anaheim 2   PANTHERS SWEEP FIVE-GAME ROAD TRIP, CLIMB ATLANTIC DIVISION Vincent Trocheck scored the go-ahead goal with 4.6 seconds remaining in regulation as the Panthers concluded their road trip with a 5-0-0 record. Elias notes that Florida swept a road trip of at least five games for the first time in the franchise’s 24-year history.   * Trocheck scored his second game-wi...

Nikita Zadorov Injured In Practice Today And Is Done For The Season
from Ryan Boulding of ColoradoAvalanche.com, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov left Monday's practice after colliding with forward Mikko Rantanen during one of the on-ice exercises and is out for the remainder of the regular season with a fractured ankle, the team announced. The incident occurred when Zadorov became entwined with Rantanen during a drill. "He got tangled up with Mikko," head coach Jared Bednar said after practice. "He actually fell on top of Mikko, but ...

Video- Jacob Trouba Suspended Two Games
Here is the NHL explanation...  

The Calgary Flames Get Michael Stone From Arizona
Sounds like ARI has traded Michael Stone to CGY. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2017   Calgary sends 3rd and conditional fifth to Arizona for Michael Stone. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 20, 2017   Michael Stone is going to CAL for a third and a conditional 5th, pending no surprises — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 20, 2017

The Evgeni Malkin Hit On Mark Wheeler
from Bob McKenzie of TSN, For what it’s worth, and it’s not much, I didn't like the Malkin hit on Wheeler. I like to think I like hitting in hockey as much as anyone, but Malkin's hit struck me as unnecessary. The puck was gone. Outside of fulfilling the time-worn “finish your check” mantra or protecting the sky-is-falling chorus of “there's going to be no hitting in the game,” I'm not sure what purpose Malkin's hit served, especially weighed against t...

Los Angeles Kings Will Oversee Operations Of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey
BERLIN / LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will now oversee all operations of Berlin Eisbaren Hockey, it was announced today at a news conference at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Eisbaren Berlin of the German Ice Hockey League and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League are owned and operated by AEG Sports, a division of the Anschutz Entertainment Group. The LA Kings will now begin leading all hockey operations and administrative matters, directing the day-to-day leadership of Ma...

Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2017) – Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 19.

A Feature On Scott And Rob Niedermayer
from Hometown Hockey, Scott and Rob Niedermayer did everything together growing up as kids in Cranbrook and since the brothers were just 16 months apart in age, they could also be teammates on several hockey teams.  When Scott and Rob went their separate ways to pursue hockey careers at the age of 16, they never thought they’d have the opportunity to play on the same team again. Not only did they end up playing together again, but they won championships together, including the...

Too Young For An Agent?
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, There is a boy playing minor hockey in Toronto you haven’t heard about yet but probably will before too long. Then again, he could be out of hockey in three years or become a marginal player in junior or college hockey. We have chosen to not publish his name. But he’s very, very good. He’s attending an elite hockey academy in Toronto and is thriving a year above his age bracket for one of the top Triple-A organizations in the Greate...

Video- Game Highlights From Sunday’s NHL Games
Take two minutes out of your day to watch.   Youth continued to rule #NHL on Sunday, check out the highlights in the @LGCanada Morning Catch Up. pic.twitter.com/amOYHnTXb0 — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 20, 2017

Ryan Johansen Returns to Columbus Without Any Fanfare
from Adam Vingan of The Tennessean, On Sunday afternoon, Johansen, drafted by the Blue Jackets at No. 4 in 2010, said that "it feels like everyone’s forgotten about (the trade)," remembering his four-plus seasons in Columbus fondly. At no point during Sunday’s game, however, did the Blue Jackets recognize Johansen, which he noted afterwards. "I was a little disappointed they didn't put anything on the (scoreboard) to say thank you or anything like that," Johansen told...

Chill Montreal
from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Relax, people. The Canadiens are going to right the ship and win the Atlantic Division. How do I know this? Because Claude Julien is a good coach, this is still a good team and Saturday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets was as meaningless as a press conference from that gas-bag Donald Trump. There are losses that can’t be blamed on the coach, the GM or even the players. Schedules, acts of nature, events no one can control. And let’s...

Video- Jonathan Drouin Shines In OT
from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, It was a dazzling 47 seconds, with the puck on the Lightning wing's stick for most of it. "I was gassed," Drouin said. Drouin was also determined. With the Lightning blowing a two-goal lead for the second straight night — this time with 41 seconds left — it desperately needed the second point. Drouin made sure of it, his slick steal-and-deke display on the winner lifting Tampa Bay to a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche at the Pepsi ...

Video- Senators Thought They Had Tied The Game
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, Inconclusive replays of the close in shot taken by Pageau and the scramble that followed in the last second of regulation time wiped out any hope the Senators had of at least getting into OT, and picking up one all important point. “My blade was in the net, his glove was in the net, his pad was in the net,” said Pageau. “So there was a lot of stuff to cover the puck. There was no call on the ice. “It’s probably the...

NHL Short Notes
SUNDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY RANGERS 2, Washington 1 Detroit 5, PITTSBURGH 2 Winnipeg 3, OTTAWA 2 NY ISLANDERS 6, New Jersey 4 Chicago 5, BUFFALO 1 Nashville 4, COLUMBUS 3 Toronto 4, CAROLINA 0 Tampa Bay 3, COLORADO 2 (OT) Boston 2, SAN JOSE 1 (OT) ANAHEIM 1, Los Angeles 0 Philadelphia 3, VANCOUVER 2   KANE REACHES 20-GOAL MARK IN BLACKHAWKS’ WIN Patrick Kane (1-1—2) scored his 20th goal of the season to help the Blackhawks pick up their six...

Video- Jacob Trouba Two Minutes For Illegal Check To The Head
You make the call.  

 

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