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!
- The NHL on TV: ESPN - Frank Walker’s series on the NHL TV continues with the next installment, ESPN. While the “world wide leader in sports” used to be a major player in NHL television, but after the NHL decided to not continue their partnership with ESPN in 2005, hockey has received the least amount of coverage for the big four sports on the ESPN airwaves. [TMMOTS]
- NHL: Why the Steven Stamkos / Lebron Comparisons - The Steven Stamkos Toronto homecoming speculation has continued to run rampant over the last week, with everything from favorited tweets and generic comments about Toronto from the Stamkos camp fueling the fire. Whether LeBron James or the slow news month of July is to blame, Steven Stamkos has been the hottest topic in hockey, and he still has two years left on his contract in Tampa Bay. [FanSided]
- Sabres owner bids of $1 billion for NFL’s Buffalo Bills - Terry Pegula has a lot of money. We all know this. Terry Pegula also loves to try to turn fledgling Buffalo franchises around. The Sabres are still a work in process, but if Pegula’s bid is the highest, he will also now own the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The Bills are worth an apparent $870 million and will sell for around $1 billion. [Puck Daddy]
- Assembling the NHL Avengers - The dog days of August are nearly upon us and for most of the world’s hockey fans, fall can’t come soon enough. To help you kill some of that excruciatingly slow-passing time, Andreas Matsoukas decided to have some fun given the recent hype about Avengers: Age of Ultron from San Diego’s Comic-Con. If the attributes of NHL players were used to cast them as Avengers characters, who would they be? [TMMOTS]