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!
- NHL vs KHL: Players who switched leagues this offseason – While still not on the same level as the NHL, the KHL is undoubtedly the second best professional hockey league in the world. The Russian league was supposed to add three new teams this offseason, but that was overshadowed by three other teams closing up shop due to financial difficulties. Being the number one and two leagues in hockey, the NHL and KHL see several players switch sides during the offseason. TMMOTS took a look at which KHL players will be in the NHL next season, and which NHLers will now be playing in Russia for 2014-15. [TMMOTS]
- Washington Capitals interested in Paul Bissonnette – If the Bissonnette camp is to be believed, the former Phoenix Coyote is fielding interest from five or six teams, including the Washington Capitals. Bissonnette was skipped over in the original rush on free agents, but if John Scott can find a suitor, it is likely Biznasty will have a place to play next season. With skill, speed, and scoring taking precedence over grit for any team not run by Brian Burke, players like Bissonnette have had some difficulty during free agency. When #GetsMoreIcetimeThanBiznasty is a thing, it does not come as a surprise that Bissonnette is still available. [FanSided]
- Did Ticketmaster spoil details for Sharks, Kings NHL Stadium Series game? – For a few hours on Saturday afternoon, you could purchase tickets to a February 21st game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks at Levis Stadium on Ticketmaster. The page was taken down, but Puck Daddy has a few screen grabs from the site. It has been rumored that after the success of the Kings / Ducks outdoor game last season, that the Sharks would host either the Ducks or Kings in an outdoor game within the next two seasons. Ticketmaster may have tipped us off to the date and team for that event. [Puck Daddy]