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!
- Patrick Kane dominates in men’s beer league game - Fresh of signing an $84 million extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane decided to celebrate by suiting up for the Piranhas Hockey Club of Buffalo’s Performax Hockey League. Kane apparently did not go easy on the competition, and as is to be expected when one of the NHL’s best takes part in a beer league game, he dominated. Either way, both team’s players now have a good story to tell their grand-kids some day. [FanSided]
- Five best nationally televised match-ups in 2014-15 - NBC released their television schedule for the 2014-15 season. TMMOTS’ Lauren Burg takes a look at the five best nationally televised match-ups that will air during the 2014-15 season. [TMMOTS]
- Colorado Avalanche and O’Reilly over $1 million apart - The negotiations between Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche are not going well; there is reportedly over $1 million between what each side believes is a fair deal. While the Avalanche and O’Reilly are no strangers to contentious negotiations, this is the furthest the two sides have been apart when it comes to a contract negotiation. A salary arbitrator will be called in to settle this latest dispute. [FanSided]
- Toronto Maple Leafs hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM - Talk about a dream job. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced some restructuring of their front office this morning; vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant general manager Claude Loiselle have been let go. Kyle Dubas, the 28 year old Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds general manager and advanced stats advocate, has been named as Loiselle’s replacement for the assistant GM spot. [TMMOTS]