Short Hockey Notes
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
- When Devan Dubnyk was looking for work last summer after his nightmare 2013-14 season, two teams wanted the former Edmonton Oilers goalie: the Coyotes and the Kings. The Coyotes had a guaranteed NHL backup job and Dubnyk maybe would have had to start in the AHL with Martin Jones as Quick’s backup unless they moved Jones.
- George McPhee was a fine GM with the Washington Capitals, but how good do you think Filip Forsberg would look on...
Not A Fan Of Tanking
from Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal,
My favourite sport of all is hockey, so it pains me to say the National Hockey League has tested this ideal in more ways than one. I have railed against the Bettman Point system since it was first announced, on the grounds that it changes the balance between risk and reward and fosters an environment where a particular outcome, a regulation tie, is often in the interests of both teams. A team that wins in overtime or the shootout gets rewarded ...
The Boston Bruins Are Moving In The Right Direction
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been keeping a diary for ESPNBoston.com this season. In his latest installment, he talks about the team’s recent struggles, injuries on the team, and how the trade deadline affected him. (As told to Louise K. Cornetta)
A lot of unlucky things happened to us over the past month. I don’t think our game slipped too much from how well we played in January. I thought we were working hard but just couldn’t get bounces to g...
Kimmo Timonen Will Retire At The End Of The Season
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,
This spring is Kimmo Timonen’s final shot at a Stanley Cup ring.
The 39-year-old defenceman told reporters in Chicago Thursday that he will be retiring at the end of the 2014-15 season but wants to remain involved in hockey as a coach.
Timonen, who only made his season debut Monday, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL draft and a conditional fourth-rounder...
KK- How To Help Kukla‚Äôs Korner
I usually do a semi-annual post on the ways to help out KK but this time it is a little different.
I have started a GoFundMe page which allows you to donate and improve KK.
As always, if you are a current KK member and have donated in the past, a $20 donation will get you another year of limited ads when visiting Kukla's Korner.
If you wish to donate for the first time, a $25 donation will give you the same which means only limited ads will appear on KK.
I have set a very lofty goal a...
Fatherly Advice For Jeff Petry
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
“He told me the key to success is to work hard,” Petry said. “He said when you have guys with equal or more talent, the difference is going to be the guys who work the hardest.”
Petry’s dad knows something about working hard and succeeding in professional sports. Dan Petry pitched in the major leagues for 13 seasons, winning a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and winning a division title with the Atlan...
Richard Panik Fined For Diving/Embellishment
added 1:50pm, you can watch the play below...
NEW YORK (March 5, 2015) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
Who Said It?
“I’m pulling for a Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup. We need a Canadian team to win the Cup. It would be great for hockey. I know it’s been a long time.”
The answer is....
NHL Short Notes
GIBSON HELPS DUCKS RECLAIM FIRST PLACE IN NHL STANDINGS
John Gibson made 37 saves – two shy of his career high set on Sunday at DAL – to lead the Ducks past the Canadiens and to their seventh victory in their past eight contests.
* At 42-17-7 (91 points), the Ducks leapfrogged the idle Predators (41-17-7, 89 points) to reclaim first place in the NHL standings. Anaheim also leads the League with 42 wins; the club set a franchise record with 54 victories (and 116 points) i...
The Latest On The NHL Players Participating In The 2018 Olympics
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Will NHL players be going to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February 2018 or not?
It's a question that's far from being answered yet.
"We haven't had any discussions about it," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN.com Wednesday. "And I said in Columbus [at the All-Star Game], this decision about the World Cup has no bearing on that decision. We're focused right now on the World Cup. When we get to discussing and evaluating the Olympic opportunity, tha...
Andrew Hammond Added To The Goalie Picture In Ottawa
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Granted, it's been a small sample size, but Andrew Hammond has certainly emerged as a very promising goaltender for the Ottawa Senators organization. Hammond, who was thrust into NHL action for Ottawa last month after injuries to both Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, made his seventh consecutive start Wednesday night and led the surging Sens to a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Hammond is now 6-0-1 with a .957 save percentage and a 1.35 goals against averag...
Thinking Big When It Comes To The World Cup Of Hockey
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
A possible Olympic-village type setting for teams and fans alike, representing all the countries involved.
A splashy opening ceremony befitting what the NHL considers to be a major international event.
A series of concerts sprinkled throughout the two-week event that will augment the product on the ice.
Events held in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be going on at the same time.
Taking a page fr...
Social Media Responsibility
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Upon further review, Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert and Joffrey Lupul would like to see something positive spring from the Twitter firestorm that engulfed them this week. Something that will educate people about the perils of social media, according to their lawyer.
And then there are people like me who believe this will never happen until the person who started this particular contretemps with a defamatory tweet about the two Toronto Maple Le...
Video- Dustin Byfuglien Has An Upper-Body Injury
"We won't know until tomorrow." -Maurice on Byfuglien's status.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 5, 2015
Video- Recap Of The Four NHL Games On Wednesday
Just over three minutes of highlights...