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!
- Has the Pittsburgh Penguins title window closed? – When Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins raised the Stanley Cup back in 2009, it appeared to be the start of a promising run of Cups for the franchise. Since then, a championship has eluded the team and it appears that their window for a championship could be closing. The Penguins still have some of the best players in the NHL on their roster, but instead of a Crosby lead dynasty, we have seen the resurgence of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings. [TMMOTS]
- KHL clup offers Teemu Selanne $10M – Teemu Selanne’s NHL days may be over, but Finnish KHL team Jokerit has offered Selanne $10M to play for them. They are even willing to cut the offer in half to $5M if he only wants to play home games. [FanSided]
- NHL Power Rankings: 5 best moves of the offseason – The calendar has flipped to August and NHL training camps are little over a month away. There are still some salary negotiations going on and several UFAs have yet to find teams for the 2014-15 season, but the big offseason moves are done and we have a clearer image of how teams are shaping up for the upcoming NHL season. With that said, here are the 5 best moves made during the 2014 offseason. [FanSided]