Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird NHL Recap

[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.]

Another August has come and gone, and the Puck Daddy Summer Series is officially in the books. We want to thank all of our writers for putting in their time during the offseason to help out.

So, let’s get weird, one last time … at least today. This is the NHL we’re talking about. (Guardian Project, anyone?!)

Weird Anaheim Ducks by Jen Neale of Puck Daddy

Weird Arizona Coyotes by Sarah Hall of Five For Howling

Weird Boston Bruins by Cornelius Hardenbergh and the staff of Stanley Cup of Chowder

Weird Buffalo Sabres by Chris Ostrander of Two in the Box

Weird Calgary Flames by Ari Yanover of Flames Nation

Weird Carolina Hurricanes by Derek Roessler and Mike Flanagan of Section328.com

Weird Chicago Blackhawks by the staff of TheCommittedIndian.com

Weird Colorado Avalanche by Andi Duroux of BSN Denver

Weird Columbus Blue Jackets by Paul Berthelot, Sam Blazer, Alison Lukan, Derek Marr and Matt Souva of Buckeye State Hockey

Weird Dallas Stars by Pat Iversen of SB Nation

Weird Detroit Red Wings by Kyle M. of Winging it in Motown

Weird Edmonton Oilers by Zach Laing of Oilers Nation, Beer League Heroes, and Copper n’ Blue

Weird Florida Panthers by Todd Little of Litter Box Cats

Weird Los Angeles Kings by King Tufficult of The Royal Half

Weird Minnesota Wild by Tony Abbott of Hockey Wilderness and Today’s Slapshot


Weird Montreal Canadiens by Marc Dumont of Metro Newspaper and Habs Eyes on the Prize

Weird Nashville Predators by Mark Harris of On The Forecheck

Weird New Jersey Devils by Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy

Weird New York Islanders by Scott Charles of Islanders Insight and Blueshirt Bulletin

Weird New York Rangers by Mike Murphy of Blueshirt Banter and Today’s Slapshot

Weird Ottawa Senators by Joe Boughner and Mike Wheeler of Radek Bonk’s Mullet

Weird Philadelphia Flyers by CJ Burns with an assist from the rest of the gang of Sons of Penn

Weird Pittsburgh Penguins by Ashley Chase

Weird San Jose Sharks by Mike Chen

Weird St. Louis Blues by Kate Cimini of SI Online, Vice Sports, Excelle Sports and Today’s Slapshot


Weird Tampa Bay Lightning by John Fontana, JustinG., and Brett of Raw Charge

Weird Toronto Maple Leafs by Steve “Dangle” Glynn of Sportsnet.ca

Weird Vancouver Canucks by Ryan Biech of Canucks Army and Daily Hive Vancouver

Weird Washington Capitals by Scotty Wazz of FaceOffHockeyShow.com and TheSinBin.net

Weird Winnipeg Jets by Dave Minuk of Illegal Curve