Apr 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) moves the puck defended by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Kings won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: July 8th 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! 

Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck between his legs on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39) during a shootout at Verizon Center. The Lightning won 1-0 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

  • St. Louis Blues Returning To A More Traditional Design – IceThetics got a sneak peak at the St. Louis Blues new home jersey (the new away jersey was not on display) and it appears that the Blues will be returning to a more traditional design. The new jerseys are inspired by the Blues pre-Reebok Edge uniforms they wore from 1998 until 2007. [ TMMOTS ]
  • Four Teams To Look Out For Next Season – A Winning Habit has a list of four teams that could be shaping up to be contenders next season. While the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings may be the favorites going into next season, look for some of these teams to be in the mix come playoff time in 2015. [ A Winning Habit ]
  • Dan Boyle Wanted To Play For The Rangers, Left Money On The Table – The New York Post speculated on the first day of free agency that Dan Boyle left money on the table in order to come play for the New York Rangers. Yesterday in his first meeting with the media, Boyle confirmed those reports. [ Puck Daddy ]
  • NHL Free Agency: 3 Teams That Overpaid – A quick look at three teams that paid a little too much for their acquisitions in the opening days of the NHL free agency signing period. While both the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals made big changes to their lineup, both grossly overpaid for some of the players they added to their rosters. [ FanSided ]


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