Mar 27, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; Winnipeg Jets center Olli Jokinen (12) controls the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: July 7th Edition

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! 

May 12, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) reacts at the end of game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center. The Ducks defeated the Kings 4-3 to take a 3-2 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

  • Five Lightning Players From Development Camp To Watch – The Tampa Bay Lightning held their annual prospect development camp this past week. Bolts By The Bay takes a look at five players from the camp who could potentially crack the NHL roster during the 2014-15 season. [ Bolts By The Bay ]
  • Olli Jokinen In Nashville: A Long Time Coming – The Nashville Predators were 27 hours into free agency before they made their first move, signing Olli Jokinen to a one year, $2.5 million contract. However, getting Jokinen to Nashville was a process that started at the World Championships when talking to Predators goaltender and fellow Finland team mate, Pekka Rinne. [ Predlines ]
  • John Gibson’s New Pacman Inspired Ducks Mask – My favorite goalie masks are those that are inspired by pop-culture in some way. John Gibson’s mask for the 2014-15 season meets that criteria, as it is inspired by the classic video game, Pacman. [ Puck Daddy ]
  • Blackhawks Cap Space Crunch: Who Should Get The Tomahawk? – The Chicago Blackhawks are currently $2.2 million over the $69 million salary cap, so they are going to need to cut salary soon. Blackhawk Up takes a look at some potential cuts that could be made in order to get the Blackhawks back within the cap limits. [ Blackhawk Up ]
  • The Puck Daddy All Buyout Team – Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy has put together his take on the all buyout team, including a great Monopoly / North Stars inspired uniform. [ Puck Daddy ]

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