Whither Carey Price? If you’re searching for a Burning Question™ heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, they don’t get much more scorching, or vexing, than that one. All right, we’ll concede it’s not quite as white-hot as whether or not Bert and Ernie are gay – duh, they’re puppets – or precisely when Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot, goes on his first murderous rampage, but it’s safe to say no star/superstar player in the NHL faces more uncertainty than Price does.
And both the short- and long-term fates of one of the most tradition-steeped franchises in NHL history hang in the balance depending upon the answer to that very question. It wasn’t long ago Price was at the top of the food chain when it came to the best goalies in the world and not even four years ago he was named bo...
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Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.