Apr 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller (81) and defenseman P.K. Subban (76) talks against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 3rd 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!

  • P.K. Subban signs long-term deal – In what felt like the 11th hour for Montreal Canadiens fans, the Canadiens and P.K. Subban put an end to the hysteria that had enveloped the contract negotiations by agreeing to a eight year, $9 million AAV contract. The new contract gives Subban the highest cap hit for a defenseman in the NHL. The announcement of the Subban contract gained attention all over the FanSided network, here are some of the highlights: [TMMOTS] [FanSided] [A Winning Habit] [TMMOTS]
  • Breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season – As we get closer to dropping the puck on the 2014-15 NHL season, we will shift from looking back on last season and start making predictions about the upcoming one. J.A. Dominicis takes a look at potential breakout candidates for the 2014-15 NHL season. [TMMOTS]
  • Florida Panthers season in 60 – Didn’t watch the Florida Panthers last season (we don’t blame you, most didn’t)? The Rat Trick has a quick video that highlights the entire 2013-14 season in 60 seconds. The Panthers were one of the more active teams during free agency, so a quick catch up on last season might do all of us some good. [The Rat Trick]

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