May 8, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) collide during the third period in game four of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: July 16th 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!

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announces Anthony Deangelo (not pictured) as the number nineteen overall pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

  • Is the NHL planning black and neon green All-Star jerseys? – The NHL All-Star game jerseys have featured the same red and blue design for the last two iterations of the game (2013 was canceled due to the lockout and 2014 did not occur due to the Sochi olympics). It appears with the game returning from its two year hiatus that the NHL is intent on turning some heads with the uniforms worn for the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus. Icethetics got their hands on a Spring 2015 apparel catalogue from Reebok, and it is filled with black and neon green All-Star Game apparel. While the Seattle Seahawks have made neon green famous in the NFL, it was the Columbus Blue Jackets who featured the color first when they made their NHL debut in 2000. With the All-Star Game being held in Columbus, perhaps the NHL has felt the occasion to be the perfect time to revive the “electric green” (as it was called on the original CBJ jerseys). [IceThetics]
  • Thornton avoided ‘tough decision’ in leaving Boston Bruins – It was a difficult decision for Shawn Thornton to sign a two year / $2.4 million deal with the Florida Panthers, leaving the Boston Bruins and a city he plans to retire to some day. However, had the Bruins offered Thornton a contract, he would have had to take a significant pay cut in order to stay. Having to turn down that offer would have been even more difficult for Thornton. [FanSided]
  • Jersey Fouls Extra – Everyone’s favorite hockey jersey series is back over at Puck Daddy! Check out their latest batch of jersey fouls. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tom Renney named president of Hockey Canada – Tom Renney spent the last two seasons as an associate coach with the Detroit Red Wings. It appears he is now ready for a bigger challenge; running Hockey Canada. Renney is no stranger to Team Canada; he has coached Canada in 10 World Championships and served as VP of Hockey Operations in 1998 and 1999. He also bring 17 years of head coaching experience in the NHL, WHL, and international play. [FanSided]

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