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!
- P.K. Subban will get big money – The Montreal Canadiens took a big risk when they signed P.K. Subban to a two year, bridge contract. Subban already showed signs of becoming one of the NHL’s elite defensemen, but Montreal was not ready to sign him to a long term deal. Subban responded with by winning the Norris Trophy and just about guaranteeing a big pay day when his contract expired. Montreal got Subban at a friendly rate the first time around; that will not be the case with his next contract. [TMMOTS]
- NHL Power Rankings – Michael Collins of FanSided.com is keeping busy in the offseason by doing positional power rankings. This week’s edition takes a look at the top five centers in the NHL. [FanSided]
- Pallbearers at Leafs fan funeral wear Toronto jerseys – Say the punchline with me….”to let him down one last time”. A Cleveland Browns fan made headlines a few months ago with a similar request. This time it is the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Puck Daddy]
- NHL: Free agent goaltenders still looking for work – There are several high profile free agent goaltenders still looking for a starting or backup job for the 2014-15 season. Several teams have been rumored to be looking into Martin Brodeur, but so far no offers have been made public. Joining Brodeur on the “still available list” is Tim Thomas. It is unknown whether either players will take on a backup role this season, or simply decide to retire. [FanSided]