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!
- Dustin Brown vs the Rangers-loving FedEx delivery guy – Dustin Brown spends his off season back in his home town of Ithaca, New York; prime New York sports territory. While Brown has brought the cup back to Ithaca two times in the last three seasons, not everyone is thrilled that the most recent cup win came at the expense of the New York Rangers. Check out this article from Puck Daddy for a message left on a box for Brown from a Rangers fan / FedEx delivery guy. Even better was Brown’s response to Rangers fans everywhere: this isn’t 1994. You know, because the Rangers haven’t won the cup in 20 years, but who’s counting. [Puck Daddy]
- Is Ryan Miller overrated? – A few years ago asking this very question would be crazy, but since winning a Vezina back in 2009-10 and a silver medal with Team USA back at the 2010 Olympics, Miller has been average at best. Sure, he has played with some pretty terrible Sabres teams, but he didn’t exactly light things up with the St. Louis Blues after the trade either. [TMMOTS]
- NHL: 5 favorites to win the Stanley Cup in 2015 – It’s everyone’s favorite go to article for the dead-news months of July and August…who will win the cup next season? This time of year is tough on all of us, but this is a pretty good ranking from the guys over at FanSided.com. Not to spoil the ending, but I was happy to almost make it through an entire Stanley Cup contender slideshow and not see the Pittsburgh Penguins; alas there they were on the final slide. However, with how the Metropolitan Division played last season, I cannot argue with including Pittsburgh on a contender list. [FanSided]
- The NHL on TV: Canadian hockey media – Frank Walker continues his series on hockey on television. The latest installment takes a look at the Canadian hockey media landscape: including the current state of things, as well as the history of the game being broadcasted in Canada. [TMMOTS]