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Name: Kukla's Korner- Hockey
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Date Added: 2005-09-10 10:40:10
  
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Different Opinions On The Future Of Steven Stamkos
from Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Bay Times, The season is over. Now there's only the door. And Stamkos walking through it. And his introductory news conference, in Toronto, Detroit, Buffalo or wherever. It's just a question of when No. 91 walks through that door, be it July 1, when he can become an unrestricted free agent, or sometime after. Feel free to surprise us with an eleventh-hour contract, guys. It would be the salary cap upset of the century. Let's not get all w...

Storylines For The Stanley Cup Final
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun, It is a rare fantasy players’ bracket that remains intact in this upset-fraught chase to the Stanley Cup, though no doubt some statistical smarty pants picked the Sharks and the Penguins to be the two left standing and will never let you forget it. But there are still predictions to be made. Here is one man’s prognostication of the storylines that will be ground into paste during all those travel-day plane flights: REDEMPTION ...

The Toronto Maple Leafs Helped Out The Pittsburgh Penguins
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Larry Murphy one more time. To the most cynical of Maple Leaf followers — and few bands of collectively-minded folk have more reason to be cynical — you can see why it might feel that way. Just as Murphy was booed as a Leaf and transferred to Detroit only to become a Stanley Cup champion twice (!!) as a Red Wing, here we are in 2016 with Phil Kessel, a reluctant star found wanting as a franchise player in Toronto, just four wins aw...

Credit Goes To Jimmy Rutherford
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, Jimmy Rutherford looks at Mario Lemieux. Mario Lemieux looks at Jimmy Rutherford. They nod their heads in unison. Then, as if they were following a Hollywood script, they both break into huge grins. It is an acknowledgement of very few words. Then again, not many are needed here. The message to Rutherford from the Silent One — aka Magnificent Mario — is clear enough. A job well done, Mr. General Manager. Just one more to go, on...

Captain Talk For The Los Angeles Kings
from Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, Senior reporter Frank Seravalli of The Sports Network in Canada tweeted on Friday morning that he heard Brown had been told he would no longer be captain of the Kings, adding that the team wanted to go in a different direction. Brown could not be reached for comment. A front office executive did not dispute the item but objected to an interpretation of the news, stating, via text, that Brown had not been “stripped” of anything. ...

A Busy Off-Season For The Tampa Bay Lightning
from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, There's the (10?) million-dollar question of whether Yzerman can re-sign captain Steven Stamkos to a long-term deal before or after he reaches unrestricted free agency July 1. There's wing Nikita Kucherov, another potential building block, a 30-goal scorer this season due a hefty raise from $700,000 as a restricted free agent. Top defenseman Victor Hedman and forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are due new deals after next season, as is Vezi...

Every World Cup Of Hockey Roster In One Place
TORONTO (May 27, 2016) – All eight teams announced today their final, 23-man rosters for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the best-on-best international hockey championship that will be held Sept. 17 – Oct. 1 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Each of the eight teams – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA – added seven players today, joining the 16 selected to the respective ...

Rosters For Team North America, Team USA And Team Canada Announced For World Cup Of Hockey
Team North America, Team USA and Team Canada rosters are below...

Looks As If The Los Angeles Kings Will Have A New Captain
Hearing Dustin Brown has been told he will no longer be captain of the #LAKings. They want to go in a different direction with the 'C.' #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) May 27, 2016   And I believe Brown's agent...   @NHL is a copycat league. Sure @LAKings see how #Sharks have gone after change of "C" and hoping for same result — Scott Norton (@NortonSports) May 27, 2016

Sportsnet Coverage Of The Stanley Cup Final
TORONTO (May 26, 2016) Eighty-two regular season games played. Twelve postseason battles won. Now, only four wins separate the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins from capturing the Holy Grail of hockey, and Sportsnet is game-ready to deliver every moment of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. The battle for the Stanley Cup begins on Monday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT as the Penguins host the Sharks in Game 1. Fans can catch every game of the Stanley ...

For One Team It Is Incredible For The Other Team It Is Disappointing
from Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Five years after the Penguins started spiraling into a sordid playoff history, a history at its most vexing and twisted for Game 7’s in the place they call home, you may now pronounce all of that officially over, dead and gone, as the new house Lemieux built is finally ready for the Stanley Cup. For all of their brilliance, resilience, and unflagging faith in themselves and their common goal, the Penguins might not have produced...

World Cup Of Hockey Rosters Being Released Today
So far today, Team Russia, Team Czech Republic and Team Finland have been released. You can view the rosters below...

Phil Kessel Reacts To Playing For The Stanley Cup As The Penguins Move On
from Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters, Right winger Phil Kessel is a pretty low-key personality in his dealings with the media. He is usually brief and offers few words beyond the bare minimum wheather his team wins or loses. He's introverted and slow to reveal much in the way of a personality.  Tonight, the excitement he displayed over going to a Stanley Cup final for the first time in his career was so powerful it could have lit up a nuclear submarine. “I'm ...

Steven Stamkos Returns, Feels Horrible After Game 7 Loss
from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com, The emotions were still too raw for Steven Stamkos to ponder what comes next for him. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain had worked so hard and endured so much to get back in time to play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday, and there was a lot for him to digest after the season-ending 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. A question about whether he had considered that this might have been his final game as a member of the Lightning produce...

NHL Short Notes
RUST LEADS PENGUINS TO GAME 7 VICTORY, STANLEY CUP FINAL Bryan Rust scored twice, including the decisive goal just 30 seconds after the Lightning tied the contest in the second period, to help the Penguins win Game 7 and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the fifth time in franchise history (also 1991, 1992, 2008 and 2009).     * Rust registered his second career multi-goal game in the postseason, both of which have come in series-clinching wins (also Game 5 of FR vs....

The Pittsburgh Penguins Advance To The Stanley Cup Final
The Pittsburgh Penguins earned the right to represent the Eastern Conference by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 tonight.  Bryan Rust had both goals (which you can watch below) for the Penguins. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks will be on Monday at 8:00pm ET. Who do you have?

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
via Sportsnet, Don Cherry shares his strong feelings about Steven Stamkos playing in Game 7 and why it’s a mistake.  

Open Post- Game 7 Eastern Conference Finals Pittsburgh/Tampa Bay
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 26, 2016 – NBCSN presents a win-or-go-home Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final hanging in the balance, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Tyler Johnson and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ anal...

Why Florida Won The Erik Gudbranson Trade
from Travis Yost of TSN, To recap: the Panthers acquired 2014 first-round pick Jared McCann and two 2016 draft picks (a second and fourth-rounder) in exchange for Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round pick.... Let’s not forget that Florida added a 19-year-old centre and upgraded their fifth-round pick to a second-round pick and fourth-round pick. The incremental value in that pick swap in and of itself is big. Add in a productive young player who has alread...

Video- Is Steven Stamkos Playing Tonight?
via Sportsnet, Scott Oake reports from Pittsburgh where it has been hard to read the momentum in the series between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning and the possibility that maybe Steven Stamkos will play in Game 7.  

You Can’t Do That Tampa
from Patrick Redford of Deadspin, The Tampa Bay Lighting hosted a very well-attended viewing party on Sunday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with Pittsburgh. Thousands went to the public showing (around 8,000 attended an analogous event last year), and the team had planned another official party for tonight’s Game 7, only to cancel it yesterday afternoon and encourage fans to head to a different, unofficial event. The NHL told Deadspin that the Lightning we...

Chris Phillips Announces His Retirement
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips announced today his retirement from the National Hockey League. A former first overall selection of the Senators in 1996, Phillips spent his entire 19-year NHL career in Ottawa, establishing a new Senators all-time games played mark with 1,179 while making a lasting impression on the Ottawa-Gatineau community. “Chris’ trademark leadership, determination, hard work, and resilience as a hockey player gave our city and our fa...

The Blues Had No More To Give
from Craig Custance of ESPN, By Game No. 20, the Blues were done. That they took this run just about as far as they possibly could have wasn't much consolation because they saw the finish line. Two more wins and they would have been playing for a Stanley Cup. The Blues, unlike in postseasons past, didn't choke or disappoint this spring. They simply got beat by a Sharks team that was relentless in its tracking, completely eliminating the Blues' rush game. San Jose had more speed a...

The Core Of The San Jose Sharks Comes Through
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, The Sharks did it with a core group of players that have long been questioned for their inability to go deep into the playoffs. One thing that’s occasionally overlooked is that many of those Sharks teams didn’t get strong enough goaltending. After the Sharks missed the playoffs last season, general manager Doug Wilson addressed that need by acquiring Martin Jones in a trade with the Boston Bruins at the 2015 draft. Wilson also r...

Joy In San Jose
from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News, The sound at the finish was a noise never before heard at SAP Center. It was the sound of a 25-year emotional release, surging from the seats to the playing surface. The air above the ice was clogged with swirling joy and churning elation and damn near disbelief. The Sharks are going to the Stanley Cup final. It only took them until the 2,020th game in franchise history, dating back to the team's birth in 1991. But it might have been worth the wai...

Videos- The St. Louis Blues On Losing The Western Conference Final
from Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, When it was over, the captain cried. David Backes came into the media interview with puffy, saddened eyes — possibly like the eyes reading this column were Wednesday night — and he broke down again when describing his team’s character. “He’ll kill me for telling you this story,” a lip-quivering, watery-eyed Backes said after the Game 6, season-ending loss. “But Game 5, I’m not fe...

The Ride Continues For The San Jose Sharks
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, They sat side by side by side at the news conference podium, the last three captains of the San Jose Sharks, the guys who have tried so many times to get to this very point with this very team. Some 19 years in the making for Patrick Marleau since the Sharks drafted him. More than a decade for Joe Thornton since the blockbuster trade brought him here. And 10 years for Joe Pavelski since he played his first game for this franchise. Finally -- a trip to ...

NHL Short Notes
SHARKS REACH STANLEY CUP FINAL FOR FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY Logan Couture (1-2—3) and Joel Ward (2-0—2) combined for three of San Jose’s five goals to help the Sharks win Game 6 and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.     * The Sharks are the first team to advance to the Stanley Cup Final after missing the playoffs the previous season since the 2011-12 New Jersey Devils. Both achieved the feat unde...

The San Jose Sharks Advance To The Stanley Cup Final
The San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night, winning the teams' third-round series 4-2. The Sharks will now face either Pittsburgh or Tampa Bay. Game 1 of the SCF is Monday at 8:00pm ET.  Games 1 & 2 will be hosted by Pittsburgh if they win tomorrow night or San Jose if Tampa Bay wins.

Some Talk On The New York Rangers
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The Post has learned the Blueshirts do not intend to buy out the remainder of Dan Girardi’s contract, which has four years remaining at an annual $5.5 million cap charge. In addition, sources report management has not requested the alternate captain to waive his no-move clause (which will be replaced by a modified no-trade following 2016-17). Further, no such request is expected.... Communication remains open between the Blueshirts an...

Florida/Vancouver Trade In The Works
Chris Johnston tweets, Hearing the #canucks and #FlaPanthers are closing in on a trade. Believe prospect Jared McCann is part of it. Working on full details. No salary retained on Erik Gudbranson in the trade to Vancouver.   It will be McCann, a second and a fourth for Gudbranson and a fifth. All picks this year — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 26, 2016   added 9:17pm, TSN confirms....

Open Post- Game 6 WCF St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks
St. Louis @ San Jose 9:00 PM ET NBCSN, CBC & TVAS Blues need a win to extend this series to seven games, Sharks need a win for their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Which will it be?

 

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