Summer of 2018 NHL Stories

by | Jul 16, 2018 | Soapbox | 7 comments

For the past several months, I’ve been writing Here’s the links to several recent stories by myself and other contributors.

An Early Look At The Top-Five 2019 Stanley Cup Contenders“. My brief take on the strengths and weaknesses of next season’s top Cup contenders.

Speaking of Cup contenders, I also examined if the Chicago Blackhawks can return to that status next season. Note that this was published prior to last week’s Marian Hossa trade. 

Carey Price’s injury history and big contract could be sticking points if the Canadiens try to move him (Photo via NHL Images)

  “The Price is Wrong for Canadiens Goaltender“. Daniel Love explains why Carey Price’s hefty contract and injury history could make him difficult to trade.

Does Matt Duchene Have a Long-Term Future in Ottawa?” Once the Senators sort out Erik Karlsson’s situation, they’ll have to sign or trade Duchene before next July. 

The NHL and a Different Kind of Super Team“. Love examines how clubs like the Tampa Bay Lightning can work within the salary cap to build a “super team”. 

Kings Relying on Kolvachuk for a Big Season.” Dennis Bernstein on the expectations facing Ilya Kovalchuk with the Los Angeles Kings.

Speaking of the Kings, here’s my take on why they could become the NHL’s latest “Over-The-Hill Gang.” 

Adam Proteau also has the early off-season reports cards for the Pacific, Central, Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions. 

Daniel Coyle recently looked ahead at the 2019 NHL unrestricted free agent market

Hope you enjoy our work and will add to your NHL bookmarks. 



  1. Lyle, I would enjoy reading any of these articles. However, Featurd requires me to turn off my ad blocker to read them. Nope. Not gonna happen. I have an ad blocker for a reason. At the least, they could be like Puck Prose and give me the option of choosing to not turn off my ad blocker and still read the article.

    • The ads aren’t that intrusive, Paul. It’s also how we get paid.

      • Actually, Lyle, companies buying those ads are how you get paid. Now, I’m a capitalist, but just because someone pays for an ad doesn’t mean I want to see it.

    • Shame on you for using this site with that on.

      • Chrisms, I consider any ad intrusive. Especially if I’m only going to ever read 1 article from a website.

      • Unless you are sending Lyle cash for all his hard work you essentially just admitted to using tech to be a thief. I hate the ads. But it’s how Lyle and other users get both recompense for their time and how they afford subscriptions to all the sites he quotes.

  2. Teef!