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Name: Kukla's Korner- Hockey
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Winnipeg And Columbus Had Some Luck On Their Side
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, One step back for two steps forward? Well, the chances of that theory becoming a reality for the Winnipeg Jets vastly improved on Saturday as the results of the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery were unveiled in Toronto. With only a 7.5% chance of securing the top pick, the Jets still managed to jump up from sixth to second overall and will have an opportunity to dramatically alter the fortunes of the franchise after missing the playoffs this past season....

Video- Brendan Shanahan On Winning The NHL Draft Lottery
from Sportsnet's YouTube channel, Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan joins Hockey Night in Canada to talk about winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery.  

Let The Boys Play
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, It is, in fact, as good a concept as the “Let the boys decide it” approach to officiating that apparently is again codified as league policy. A referee who doesn’t want to decide the game by very definition is, in fact, deciding it. Everyone would agree on that. Beyond that, why not allow the boys to decide it all the time? Why have referees on the ice at all? Especially if they’re not going to call Matt Martin for t...

The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Outplaying The Washington Capitals
from Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog, In Saturday night’s Game 2 loss to the Penguins, they were dominated for at least 40 minutes, appeared ill-equipped to handle Pittsburgh’s high-flying offense and couldn’t stay out of the penalty box. They went 14 minutes without taking a shot at one point, misfired on the few dangerous chances they did generate and coughed up the home-ice advantage they had worked months to secure. They gave up the winning goal to a popular former t...

Videos- Both Coaches Talk About The Brooks Orpik Hit On Olli Maatta
via Sportsnet,     Watch the hit below...

NHL Short Notes
FEHR BURNS FORMER TEAM AS PENGUINS EVEN SERIES WITH CAPITALS Eric Fehr – who spent nine seasons with the Capitals over two stints with the club before joining the Penguins in 2015-16 – scored the game-winning goal with 4:28 remaining in regulation to propel the Penguins to a Game 2 victory, evening their Second Round series 1-1.   * Fehr, who was drafted 18th overall by the Capitals in the 2003 NHL Draft, spent nine of his first 10 NHL seasons with the club recording ...

Saturday Night Hockey Notes
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - The easy part was firing Boudreau. The hard part for Anaheim will be finding a better coach. Boudreau’s regular-season winning percentage is .659 in the NHL, best in history. Behind him, a guy named Scotty Bowman at .657 ... Boudreau is 1-7 career in Game 7s, which got him the axe. The best Game 7 coach in hockey, Darryl Sutter of the Kings: His record is 7-2. For the record, Mike Babcock is 4-4 in Game 7s. - I like the way Lar...

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
via Sportsnet, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean talk about the hottest topics from around the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  

Videos- Brooks Orpik Interference Penalty On Olli Maatta
Maatta has not returned.     Below a fan video with Mike Milbury commentary.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Will have The First Pick In The 2016 NHL Draft
from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,  The Toronto Maple Leafs will pick first in the 2016 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Winnipeg Jets were awarded the No. 2 pick, and the Columbus Blue Jackets won the No. 3 selection. The Maple Leafs had a 20 percent chance, the best odds, to win the No. 1 pick in the draft, which will be held June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. They are the first Original Six franchise to have the No. 1 pick since 20...

Time For The Islanders To Make Adjustments After 4-1 Loss To The Lightning
from Arthur Staple of Newsday, “We’ve got to come up with some speed, some numbers, have guys going to the net,” Tavares said. “We’ve got to shoot some pucks and when there’s plays there we have to make them. It sounds simple but it’s a matter of executing.” more on today's game Watch the highlights below...

Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery
NEW YORK - The 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Sportsnet's Hockey Central Studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be announced during live television coverage of the event (8:00 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVAS). Both the Draft Lottery Drawing and the broadcast will take place at the CBC. All clubs that did no...

Your Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalists
NEW YORK (April 30, 2016) – Forwards Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers, Loui Eriksson of the Boston Bruins and Anze Kopitarof the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professio...

Afternoon Line- Corey Perry
via Anaheim Ducks Twitter, "I have memories and opportunities I wish I could have back. It was the way it kind of went that whole series, for me anyway." "We laid it on the line in Game 7. A bounce here, a bounce there, it’s a different story. But we keep saying that..." "This one probably hurts even more than the rest of them. You look at the team, what we overcame, it was a close-knit group." Perry says Boudreau, "Has nothing do with what we did on the ice. We have to...

Video- Highlight Package From The Two NHL Playoff Games On Friday
A little over three minutes long.  

The St. Louis Blues Start Flat Against The Dallas Stars
from Jose de Jseus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, If you struggled to recognize the Blues on Friday night, you’re not alone. Those may have been the same players who eliminated the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round, but they definitely weren’t the same team. They were slower, a tad behind most of the night and completely missing in the first two periods against the Dallas Stars. By the time it was over, they were fortunate to have lost Game...

Morning Line- Ray Ratto After Game 1 Sharks/Predators
And San Jose, which has suddenly become the hockey punditocracy’s popular choice for Stealth Team Nobody Wants To Play, had conquered a few more fence-sitters. True, the Sharks remain the most anomalous of playoff teams in that it has a hideous home/absurdly strong road record combo, but unless Nashville can find what abandoned it Friday night, the Sharks may create a little elbow-room in what has been a very Warrior-centric world. -Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea where you can read more on ...

NHL Short Notes
SHARKS MATCH FRANCHISE RECORD IN COMEBACK WIN The Sharks scored five times in the third period, sparked by Joel Ward (1-1—2) who factored on each of San Jose’s first two goals as the club rallied to defeat Nashville in the opener of their Second Round series.     * The Sharks matched a franchise playoff record for goals in one period, achieving the feat for the first time on home ice. The only other time San Jose scored five goals in a single period dur...

Your James Norris Memorial Trophy Finalists
NEW YORK (April 29, 2016) -- Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators are the three finalists for the 2015-16 James Norris Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots for the Norris Tr...

If The Edmonton Oilers Hit The Lottery Again Tomorrow Night
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Do they really need another centre in Auston Matthews? Do they need Matthews to saddle up with their other three young horses up the middle in Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins? They’d have to shop the No. 1 pick, right? Or would they take Matthews and try to move King Leon instead for a ready-made defenceman? Teams are calling more on Draisaitl than Nugent-Hopkins because he’s bigger. There are o...

The Matchup Game In The Dallas/St. Louis Series
from Craig Custance of ESPN, The top two seeds in the Central Division get started tonight in Dallas, as the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues square off at 8 p.m. in Game 1. Here’s what to watch for as each team tries to get the early edge: The Blues advanced in large part because they shut down Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews as they eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks in seven games. It doesn’t get any easier for St. Louis this round, as Stars captain Jamie Benn has been ...

Bob Murray Today
from the Anaheim Ducks, Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray discussed the dismissal of head coach Bruce Boudreau and the state of the franchise on Friday, April 29.... When did you first determine that this move had to be necessary? I started worrying in Games 1 and 2. I started really worrying. We sort of rallied, although I didn’t think we played that well. I thought our goaltender played really good. And then we won three in a row. Game 6, we di...

Afternoon Line- Jason Spezza On Jamie Benn
"You'll find that he's not as quiet and introverted as maybe he leads on. He's the leader in our room, he's one of the funniest guys in our room, he's involved in a lot of the stuff that goes on in our room...He's a big part of our room. He truly is a natural leader, the way he plays and the way he acts, we're lucky to have a guy like him, and you can see him grow into it even more. You go out and win the scoring title and then follow it up where he finished second this year. I think he has t...

Tom Wilson Fined For Last Night’s Hit
NEW YORK (April 29, 2016) – Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,403.67, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for kneeing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary during Game 1 of the teams’ Second Round series in Washington on Thursday, April 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. See the hit below if you missed it.

Bruce Boudreau Done In Anaheim
#NHLDucks have relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties, Executive Vice President/GM Bob Murray announced. pic.twitter.com/aFAH2XhR9x — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) April 29, 2016   added 12:29pm, Press release is below...

Players Who Can Be Exposed In The NHL Expansion Draft
Important to note some of the information starting to come out regarding the expansion draft process. via Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Sometime this week, the NHL and NHLPA agreed on expansion draft rules. No-move clauses are protected, and teams will not be able to expose those players. What’s next? A meeting of the NHL’s Executive Committee, the most powerful group of 10 owners. It’s chaired by Boston’s Jeremy Jacobs. It’s expected that group will be ...

Friday Morning Hockey Thoughts
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - While all of the SoCal attention is on Boudreau, there’s no clarity yet with Darryl Sutter and Los Angeles. His contract is up, and he’s said several times he will be back. The question — for anyone who may be looking — is whether or not he or anyone else on his staff becomes available. The Kings take pretty good care of them. John Stevens is believed to be the highest-paid assistant coach in the NHL and, if Sutter ever leave...

NHLPA And The NHL Are On The Same Page When It Comes To Expansion
from Gary Lawless of TSN, The National Hockey League and the Players’ Association have agreed upon the rules of engagement for an expansion draft. While the NHL’s executive committee has yet to recommend expansion, this is a major hurdle cleared. The NHL has hundreds of steps to go through before expansion can potentially become a reality and getting an agreement with the NHLPA was viewed as near top of the list. The executive committee would not have recommended expa...

Understanding Joe Thornton
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Even when DeBoer wasn’t with the Sharks, he viewed Thornton as the solution.  He never tied San Jose’s postseason inadequacies, which included losing in the first round to the Los Angeles Kings in 2014 after a 3-0 series lead, directly to Thornton. “It’s a misconception,” DeBoer said.  “When you hear that, and when you are around Joe Thornton, you realize how ridiculous it is. This guy is exactly what you wa...

Enough Of Tom Wilson
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The UFC is where somebody like Capitals winger Tom Wilson belongs. He has no place in what should be the NHL's showcase series of the Stanley Cup playoffs. If he's allowed to play in Game 2, the league's Player Safety department has whiffed in front of an open net. Suspending Wilson for his knee-on-knee hit on the Penguins' Conor Sheary — a player shorter than him by 8 inches — should be a tap-in. Of course, should is a...

T.J. Oshie’s Night
from Scott Burnside of ESPN, At one point T.J. Oshie was asked about his second goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night. "Yeah," the Washington Capitals winger said, thinking. "Um, the second one? The five-hole? Backhand? Oh, the breakaway. OK." And then he started to chuckle as he realized that he was having trouble placing the exact moment he was being asked about because there were actually three such moments on this night. Three goals, including the game-winne...

NHL Short Notes
OSHIE COMPLETES HAT TRICK IN OVERTIME TO LEAD CAPITALS TO GAME 1 WIN T.J. Oshie completed his first career playoff hat trick at 9:33 of overtime to lead the Capitals past the Penguins in a back-and-forth opening game of their Second Round series.     * Oshie became the first player to record a postseason hat trick that included an overtime goal since June 8, 2013, when Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane did so in the team’s series-clinch...

T.J. Oshie’s OT goal
Here's T.J. Oshie's overtime game-winner for the Washington Capitals, which required video review to confirm:

Video- Your Opinion On This Tom Wilson Hit
No call for the hit.  

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight
via Sportsnet, Ron McLean and Don Cherry looks at why did Tom Wilson taunted the Pittsburgh Penguins bench and wondered at the fate of Bruce Boudreau.  

Your Frank J. Selke Trophy Finalists
NEW YORK (April 28, 2016) -- Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Ryan Kesler of the Anaheim Ducks and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game,” the National Hockey League announced today. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots for the Selke Trophy at the conclu...

Open Post- Game 1 Round 2 Pittsburgh/Washington
Pittsburgh @ Washington 8:00 PM ET NBCSN, CBC & TVAS Should be a very entertaining series and I feel the Capitals have a huge advantage in goal, but I have been wrong before. Feel free to discuss the game.

 

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