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!
- 2014-15 NHL Season Previews – Anaheim Ducks – Our first edition for a series of previews for the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season was posted yesterday. Over the next 30 days, we will provide a preview of each NHL team. While it may be hard to believe, hockey is right around the bend. Make sure you are informed for the upcoming season! [TMMOTS]
- NHL: Players and coaches that can jump to the broadcast booth – Not every NHL player and coach is made for television. The majority of them tend to clam up when the cameras are turned on and give out the same cliche responses we are all used to by now. When compared to the other major sports, hockey has fewer former players / coaches in high profile broadcast positions. Think of all the former players and coaches we see included on Sunday NFL broadcasts. However, there are several players and coaches in the NHL right now who have shown some comfort in front of the camera, and would in fact make great hockey broadcasters. This post takes a look at five of those players. [FanSided]
- New York Islanders: Charles Wang sued – New York Islanders owner is being sued over violating the terms of a 70-page sale agreement. Wang had initially agreed to sell the franchise for $420 million to Andrew Barroway, but later got cold feet. Part of the reason is believed to be that Wang now feels that the Islanders are worth more than $420 million. Forbes valued the team back in 2013 at $195 million, so even at $420 million, Wang is making a hefty profit (he purchased the franchise in 2000 at $130 million). [TMMOTS]