NHL Quick Shifts is a daily series where we gather up the latest NHL news and links from the FanSided NHL blogosphere, as well as other NHL / hockey blogs. So with that, here is today’s edition of Quick Shifts!
- Should The Chicago Blackhawks Sign Brad Richards? - Blackhawk Up takes a look at Brad Richards and whether he would be a good fit with the Chicago Blackhawks. With Richards getting paid by the New York Rangers, it is likely that his next team will get him at a relative discount. [ Blackhawk Up ]
- Sidney Crosby Leads The Way At NHL Awards - As could be expected, the 2014 NHL Awards proved to be a fun night for Sidney Crosby; winning his second Hart Trophy. SB Nation has a full list of last night’s winners, as well as a voting breakdown for each award. [ SB Nation ]
- Cuba Gooding Jr. Was A Mess - Puck Daddy has the full seven minutes of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s drunken shenanigans at the NHL Awards. As SB Nation already stated, it was quite possibly the best part of the entire night. [ Puck Daddy ]
- Sharks vs Kings Outdoor Game Date - While there was not a definitive answer over the weekend with the release of the 2014-15 NHL Schedule, it is being reported by the Globe and Mail that the February 21st meeting between the Sharks and Kings will be an outdoor game. Potential venues for such a game include the San Francisco 49ers new Levis Stadium, as well as AT&T park, home of the San Francisco Giants.