Summer of 2018 NHL Stories

Summer of 2018 NHL Stories

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.