NHL Quick Shifts is a daily series where we gather up links to other interesting stories from the FanSided NHL blogosphere, as well as other NHL / hockey blogs. So with that, here is today’s edition of Quick Shifts!
- Team of the Decade?: The word dynasty has become the most over used word in Sports after the Los Angeles Kings captured their second Stanley Cup in three years. Over at Blackhawk Up, Keith Shultz argues that next year could determine who the true “team of the decade” is, assuming the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks are once again in the mix. [ Blackhawk Up ]
- Will Mark Fayne Pursue Free Agency? – Pucks and Pitchforks takes a look at whether the New Jersey Devils will look to re-sign defenseman Mark Fayne or allow him to test free agency this off season. Fayne showed some promise in 2013-14, especially in the month of March where he scored 2G and 3A and finished with a -1 rating. A defensive defenseman, Fayne was selected in the 5th round of the 2005 draft and is currently finishing a 2 year / $2.6 million contract. [ Pucks And Pitchforks ]
- Shawn Thornton Reflects On Time In Boston: The Boston Bruins have elected to not sign Shawn Thornton to a new contract and after spending seven years with the Bruins, Thornton will test free agency this summer. Once the news was announced yesterday, Thornton reflected positively on his time with the Bruins organization. [ Causeway Crowd ]
- LA Kings Turn Stanley Cup Into A Margarita Bowl On Jimmy Kimmel: The Stanley Cup, along with Justin Williams and Alec Martinez made their way to Jimmy Kimmel Live a few hours after the Kings victory parade. Phil Pritchard of the Hockey Hall of Fame also made the trip to explain what the players can and cannot do with the Cup. Turning the Cup into a king size margarita bowl is one of the things they are allowed to do. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also made good on a bet and sang “I Love LA” live on the air. [ Puck Daddy ]