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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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Thinking About Hockey On A Tuesday Afternoon
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - This is my read on Claude Julien and the Bruins: Julien is tired of being made a public scapegoat, which is why he took a shot at the roster last week. But he’s a pro. He feels he has a responsibility to the players and coaching staff, so he will push forward because that’s the right thing to do. But I’m sure part of him is saying, “Look, if you want to fire me, just do it already.” Why hasn’t it happened? A c...

Remembering The Glow Puck
I tweeted this earlier today but now have decided to post it too. from SportsBusiness Journal, Fox Sports President David Hill loved hockey the moment he saw it at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. “It’s fighting on ice,” he said recently. “I love it.” The NHL, though, was not a big television draw, and Hill believed he knew why — in standard definition, it was impossible to see the puck on TV. As Fox agreed to a heavily hyped five-year deal for NHL...

Afternoon Line- Alex Prewitt On Stan Mikita
On the best days, Stan’s memory will activate. Then the family sees glimmers of his old self. When the family takes him to Jane’s house, which overlooks a golf course, Stan brings his grandchildren onto the putting green and offers tips on their strokes. After watching the Blackhawks lose to the St. Louis Blues in the 2017 Winter Classic earlier this month, Scott asked the next day if he remembered the game. Yes, Stan replied, “and they looked like crap.” Over the summ...

Hockey And Hollywood
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 24, 2017 – With the movie capital of the world hosting the NHL’s biggest stars, NBC Sports is rolling out its biggest NHL All-Star Game engagement plan ever with “Hockey Goes Hollywood.” The multi-platform campaign weaves together this year’s NHL All-Stars with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood moviemaking, and many of Los Angeles’ world famous landmarks. The 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be played at Staples Cent...

San Jose Sharks Trade Tommy Wingels To The Ottawa Senators
SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired right wings Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini, and a 2017 seventh-round draft selection from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Tommy Wingels (@tommywingels57).  "Tommy has been a valuable member of our franchise for many years, a phenomenal teammate and a true role model on and off the ice for our organization and the N...

Coyotes’ Peter Holland fined for punching Ondrej Palat
From the NHL's Department of Player Safety: Arizona’s Peter Holland fined $3,611.11, the maximum allowable under CBA, for a punch to an unsuspecting opponent,Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 24, 2017

Under Pressure In Dallas
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News did a recent online chat... Do you get the sense that the team's frustrations are reaching a tipping point this year? Heika: Yes, definitely. As much as we can keep saying they are close to a playoff spot, the math gets tougher in February. Plus, they have a vicious March schedule and have to make some big decisions at the trade deadline, so there is a lot of pressure on this team, coaches and management included. Lindy Ruff's contract is up ...

Video- ‘Auditions’ By The NHL All-Stars
Hockey is hard. So is acting. #NHLAllStar Skills Competition: Jan 28, 7pm ET#NHLAllStar Game: Jan 29, 3:30pm ET h/t @NHLonNBCSports pic.twitter.com/TfpdTTIepk — NHL (@NHL) January 24, 2017

Another Top 100 NHL All-Time Players List
from Mick Kern of SiriusMM. The very nature of a Best of List mandates that it be exclusive, not inclusive.   There is no way a Top 100 list of anything (albums, films, great restaurants) will not end up offending someone somewhere. What measuring stick is applied? How does one compare eras, particularly regarding players most of us never saw play?  The short answer is, you don’t.  Yet we sally forth, determined to measure the unmeasurable. How much weig...

Backup Goaltending Position Still An Issue For The Columbus Blue Jackets
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, The Blue Jackets' search for a backup goaltender to Sergei Bobrovsky could best be described as ...; ongoing. If a whirlwind 7-6 overtime win Sunday at the Ottawa Senators showed anything, it's that Joonas Korpisalo's grip on the position is hardly firm. Korpisalo stopped 28 of 34 shots, fighting the puck all game and allowing two, maybe three, tough goals. Coach John Tortorella didn't see it that way, however. "You have to be re...

Video- Have A Night Patrick Marleau
from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News, Patrick Marleau is the owner of just about every career record for goal scoring in Sharks franchise history. But he’s never had a game like Monday’s against the Colorado Avalanche. With his team needing a spark, Marleau came through with one of the most memorable games of his 19-year NHL career, scoring four third period goals in the Sharks’ 5-2 win over the Avalanche. Marleau scored at 2:53, 5:57 and the 10:35 marks of ...

NHL Short Notes
MONDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY RANGERS 3, Los Angeles 2 WASHINGTON 6, Carolina 1 TORONTO 4, Calgary 0 Anaheim 3, WINNIPEG 2 San Jose 5, COLORADO 2 ARIZONA 3, Florida 2 (OT)   MARLEAU MATCHES NHL RECORD WITH FOUR GOALS IN A PERIOD Patrick Marleau scored four times in the third period – including his first three in span of 7:42 – to tie the NHL record for goals in a period and propel the Sharks to their fifth consecutive victory.     &...

video- Leo Komarov Hit On Johnny Gaudreau
No penalty on the play and Gaudreau is back after going to the room.  

Ottawa Signs Zack Smith To A Four-Year Contract Extension
JUST IN: @Senators sign F Zack Smith to four-year, $13 million contract extension. #NHL https://t.co/ew33tBbozj pic.twitter.com/XnFRL04LDN — SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) January 23, 2017

NHL Coaches On The Game Today
from Bob McKenzie of TSN, ...as part of TSN's annual Mid-Season NHL Coaches' poll, we asked the head coaches this basic question: What bugs you about the game these days? Oh, my, the answers. The runaway winner was the schedule. Eight of the 24 respondents ticked that box as the one that ticks them off the most. This rolls the five-day bye, World Cup compression, CBA-mandated days off and plain, old 82 games into one big ball of hate. If we were to provide one response th...

Afternoon Line- Kevin Paul Dupont
Bruins season slipping away 60 minutes at a time, neither Sweeney nor Neely opting to comment. Mistake. — Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) January 23, 2017

Matt Duchene Would Be A Nice Fit In Ottawa
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen, --- it makes sense for general manager Pierre Dorion to take a hard look at trading for Duchene before the March 1 trade deadline. The 26-year-old centre/left winger is heading into his peak hockey years with two more seasons remaining on his current contract. Duchene will make $6 million next season and $6.5 million in 2018-19, with a salary-cap hit of $6 million. He has topped 20 goals and 55 points in his past three seasons and is on target t...

Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (Jan. 23, 2017) – Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary, New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshiehave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 22.  

Top 100 In Portrait Form
Assignment of a lifetime: Ottawa painter Tony Harris is bringing the NHL's top 100 to life w/ oil on canvas #NHL100 https://t.co/7xfRzmLi4I pic.twitter.com/0vsn8QSoNx — Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) January 23, 2017

Video- A Recap Of Sunday’s NHL Action
A little over three minutes long.   Check out last night's highlights including the Blue Jackets and Senators slugfest in the @LGCanada NHL Morning Catch Up. pic.twitter.com/foV2bPADxE — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 23, 2017

Not The Best Year For The Tampa Bay Lightning
from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay was a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, but it's a shell of that now, one reason general manager Steve Yzerman needs to make a move. It has the lowest points-per-game percentage in the Eastern Conference and would need 49 points in its final 34 games to reach 96, typically a bench mark for a playoff team. That's hard to imagine from a Tampa Bay team (21-22-5) that has won back-to-back games just once in the past two months and has three poin...

An Impressive Rookie Season For Matthew Tkachuk
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, “He’s bold, but he’s not cocky,” Flames’ coach Glen Gulutzan said. “If you spend any time around the kid, you realize he’s very humble. But he’s a competitor and confident in his game.” Tkachuk was the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft. The third and fifth players, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Olli Juolevi, were immediately returned to junior. The fourth, Jesse Puljujarvi, was sent...

Poor Goaltending A Big Issue For The St. Louis Blues
from Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, To be fair, it seemed like a decent gamble to trade away veteran goaltender Brian Elliott so that Allen could become the undisputed starting goaltender. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that there’s a big difference between sharing the load and being asked to carry most of it. On the ice, the young Blues have shown some great signs at times. There’s no doubt that Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo, Robby...

Video- Mike Condon With The Bad Goal Of The Night On Sunday
The Blue Jackets went on to win 7-6 in OT.  

NHL Short Notes
SUNDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY Rangers 1, DETROIT 0 (OT) PITTSBURGH 5, Boston 1 Columbus 7, OTTAWA 6 (OT) Philadelphia 3, NY ISLANDERS 2 (OT) CHICAGO 4, Vancouver 2 Nashville 4, MINNESOTA 2 PENGUINS CONTINUE HOME DOMINANCE The line of Sidney Crosby (1-2—3), Bryan Rust (1-2—3) and Conor Sheary (2-1—3) combined for 4-5—9 as the Penguins extended their home winning streak to a season-high seven games, improving to 13-0...

The Avs At The Trade Deadline
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Here’s what I think is going to happen: As the March 1 trading deadline approaches, whether that means in the final weeks or the final minutes, the Avalanche will have decent — not great — offers on the table for Duchene and Landeskog. By “not great,” I mean a package that doesn’t qualify as a mouth-dropping difference maker. A great “offer” is: Did they really offer that? To qualify as great, it woul...

Saturday Headlines And Coach’s Corner
Topics of discussion on Saturday Headlines include the future of Sam Bennett in Calgary, Brad Treliving on the last year of his contract, Patrick Laine is now cleared for practice and the decision to shut down Clarke MacArthur for the season. Also discussed were the St.Louis Blues including Kevin Shattenkirk and their goaltending issues and other topics including the size of goalies. Watch at Sportsnet. On Coach's Corner, Ron MacLean and Don Cherry talked about "The Russian" on the Leaf...

NHL Short Notes
SATURDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps WINNIPEG 5, St. Louis 3 COLUMBUS 3, Carolina 2 Ottawa 3, TORONTO 2 (SO) Buffalo 3, MONTREAL 2 (OT) NY ISLANDERS 4, Los Angeles 2 New Jersey 4, PHILADELPHIA 1 ARIZONA 5, Tampa Bay 3 Washington 4, DALLAS 3 (OT) MINNESOTA 5, Anaheim 3 Edmonton 7, CALGARY 3 SAN JOSE 3, Colorado 2 (OT)   LEAGUE-LEADING CAPITALS RALLY TO EXTEND POINT STREAK Washington overcame a 3-1 deficit and Jay Beagle scored 19 seconds into overtime as the...

Video- Robin Lehner With The Save Of The Night
Possibly the save of the year too.  The save was in OT and the video also contains the game winning OT goal by Buffalo.     Below, Carey Price made two key saves near the end of regulation to force OT.

Video- Two Minutes For Clipping On Radko Gudas
Eadko Gudas gets 2 for clipping Wayne Simmonds 2 for unsportsmanlike The Devils scored 16 seconds into the 5 on 3. Gudas may be a marked man by the refs.  He has not been the same player since his return from suspension, although he said he would not change his game.  

Questioning The Top 100 NHL Players Of All Time
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current toss-ups — including Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Drew Doughty, Joe Thornton, Carey Price and maybe John Tavares or Steven Stamkos &mda...

 

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