LATEST STORIES FROM KUKLA'S KORNER

Game 5 SCF Open Post

The Boston Bruins are in Chicago and will play the Blackhawks tonight with the puck drop just after 8:00pm ET. After tonight, will the Bruins be traveling back to Boston for game 6 knowing a win will secure the Cup or will it be Chicago trying to wrap up the series? We should know what Monday will bring us between 10:30pm and midnight tonight. Tonight's game can be viewed...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Calgary Saddledome Suffered Major Damage From Flooding

via the CP at Sportsnet, The Calgary Flames say everything below row eight in the hockey team’s home arena has been ruined by flooding. Team president Ken King calls it a total loss — dressing rooms, players’ equipment, seats, boards and scoreboard electronics. King says a player coming out on the ice right now would be completely submerged. He wouldn’t estimate...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: on the ‘push’ from within and targeting Clarkson

As noted last night, Red Wings GM Ken Holland suggested to the Windsor Star that the vast majority of the Red Wings' roster changes will involve Joakim Andersson, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser and Brian Lashoff joining the Wings on a full-time basis, and he both reiterated those points to the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness and expanded upon them, suggesting that...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Playing Against Chara

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at Metro News, Zdeno Chara doesn’t blend in with any crowd. At six-foot-nine, the Boston Bruins captain is noticeable whenever he’s on the ice. When he was out there for five Chicago Blackhawks goals in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final, suddenly he was the centre of attention. Jonathan Toews wondered if he and his teammates exposed Chara or...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

What Lockout?

from Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel a the New York Times, From September to January, while the lockout wore on, some predicted the league’s fans would punish the owners and players by staying home and not tuning in. But as basketball fans did after the N.B.A.’s 2011 lockout, N.H.L. fans came back immediately and in droves. To wit: ■ N.H.L. teams played to 97.5 percent...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Final Now A Best Two Out Of Three Series

from Stu Hackel of Sports Illustrated, Like two heavyweight boxers who can throw and absorb a big punch, the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will answer the bell on Saturday night in what is now a best-of-three for the Stanley Cup. The teams returned to Chicago for Game 5, and don't be surprised if this final continues to look like a Rocky film, with marathon bouts...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Just The Facts

Thanks to the NHL PR department for providing the information below... DID YOU KNOW? * Teams have split the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final 22 times since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939. The team winning Game 5 has captured the Stanley Cup 15 times (68.2%). However, the team losing Game 5 has rebounded to win the series on four of the past six occasions...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Focus On The SCF Goalies

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, So there was Rask, who’d gone a ridiculously long stretch – more than 129 minutes – without surrendering a goal, and then gave up six. So what? As for Crawford, yes, the Bruins exploited him for a handful of goals on the high glove side, as did the Los Angeles Kings and the Detroit Red Wings before them. But the fact...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

A New Attitude In NYC

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Don’t let anyone fool you. The Rangers’ transfer of coaching power from John Tortorella to Alain Vigneault is as much about style as substance, as much about personality as advanced metrics. It is about an easy smile replacing a perpetual scowl as the face of the hockey team, not only in public settings but, much more importantly, behind...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: the Wings’ biggest changes will still involve ‘building from within’

Nine days removed from the draft and thirteen from the start of free agency, it's easy to read the Free Press's Helene St. James' report about the Wings' desire to move some bodies up front and/or use some cap compliance buy-outs, to think about the progress made by the Grand Rapids Griffins' players during their Calder Cup run, and to start letting our minds...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Are coaches interchangeable?

The Toronto Star's Damien Cox finds it less than ironic that the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks have essentially traded coaches, with the media-friendly Vigneault facing New York's media horde and John Tortorella all but certain to grumble, grouse and otherwise belittle the ocean of Vancouver scribes, mostly because Cox believes that NHL coaches are all essentially...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

St. James reports that the Red Wings may use trades, buy-outs to ease roster crunch

The Free Press's Helene St. James reports that the Red Wings' management plans on easing its roster crunch by making some pre-draft or pre-free-agency trades (the Wings have $10.6 million in Capgeek-estimated cap space, but they're going to spend $4 million-plus re-signing Joakim Andersson, Jakub Kindl, Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith, and they may need to spend up to...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Dreger Talks Four Topics

Darren Dreger of TSN was on NHL Live today and discussed John Tortorella in Vancouver, Team USA, David Clarkson and possible landing spots for him and trading at the draft.  
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 5 SCF Ticket Talk

By Nick Tranfaglia of TiqIQ, If you don’t like overtime, four-plus-hour games and mild heart attacks, then this series really isn’t for you. But if you can stay up until midnight or 1 a.m. watching hockey and can withstand the mini arrhythmias when Patrick Kane goes speeding down the wing alone in overtime, then this series between the Blackhawks and Bruins has been a dream...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Buyouts

from Pat Pickens of Sportsnet, Briere’s buyout of $3.33 million over four years ranks as the eighth-highest buyout in NHL history. Here is a brief look at the 20 priciest of all time. 20. Alexei Zhitnik, Atlanta Thrashers Zhitnik, who was traded to Atlanta for Braydon Coburn– we all remember that deal– was bought out after just 83 games. The current-Jets franchise...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

If Tortorella Is The Next Vancouver Coach

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, John Stevens was a sound consideration. John Tortorella is an emotional decision as the expected new coach of the Canucks, although the NHL club has yet to make a formal announcement. He was reportedly en route to Vancouver on Friday and has already had two interviews.... Tortorella was an assistant coach for the U.S. at the 2010...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day news: on locking up Datsyuk, Mrazek and a chat with a follow-on rink archtect

Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related stories not involving Jeff Blashill or Pavel Datsyuk battling Pavel Datsyuk in TSN's Play of the Year showdown: The vast majority of our discussions over the last couple of days have involved the proposed follow-on rink that will replace Joe Louis Arena, as well as the surrounding economic development that's absolutely essential...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Streaming- Lindy Ruff Press Conference

WGRZ is streaming the Ruff press conference, watch below... Continue reading "Streaming- Lindy Ruff Press Conference"
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stay Safe Calgary

from TSN and CTV files, Scotiabank Saddledome and the Stampede grounds are among the many areas that have been hit by severe flooding as the province has called on the residents of Calgary's flood-hit regions to heed evacuation orders and head to higher ground. According to several reports, the water is up to the 10th row of seats in the NHL arena while the dressing...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Awesome: Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk faces Pavel Datsyuk in TSN’s Play of the Year Final

Via RedWingsFeed, this is just awesome, from TSN: We've reached the Final Round of TSN.ca's 2013 Play of the Year Showdown, and for the first time in POY history the final match-up features just one player, Pavel Datsyuk. Both of Datsyuk's plays have beat out outstanding goals, passes and saves to land in the final two spots of this year's Play of the Year competition...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Breathing a sigh of relief as Jeff Blashill will remain with the Griffins

As Paul noted, the Dallas Stars hired Lindy Ruff as their head coach, all but ensuring that Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill will defend Grand Rapids' Calder Cup championship while continuing to mentor the Red Wings' top prospects. Blashill just happened to speak to the Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner about his status this morning, and Blashill stated...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

An Extension For Tippett In Phoenix

Dave Tippett and the Phoenix Coyotes have agreed on a five-year extension. The NHL has approved it, as well. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 21, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stream- Watch New York Rangers Press Conference

Scheduled to begin at 11:00am ET, you can watch the announcement of Alain Vigneault being named head coach of the New York Rangers below.... Continue reading "Stream- Watch New York Rangers Press Conference"
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

All The SCF Notes

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the following... DID YOU KNOW? * This is fourth time in the last five years that the Stanley Cup Final has been tied 2-2 after four games, with 2012 being the lone exception (3-1 in favor of Los Angeles).   * Teams have split the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final 22 times since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939. The...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Watching The Stanley Cup Final From Prague

from Brian Pinelli of the New York Times, As Jagr and the Bruins played the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, fans gathered at a small 24-hour pub adjacent to the Pilsensky beer garden in Andel, a commercial neighborhood in the Fifth District, just outside of the historic city center. Jagr is not the only reason fans here are paying...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Kukla's Korner
Kukla's Korner
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.