Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) watches the puck hit the post during the first period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 13th 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!

  • 2014-15 NHL Season Previews – Over the next 30 days, we will be posting a series of previews for the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season was posted yesterday. While it may be hard to believe, hockey is right around the bend. Make sure you are informed for the upcoming season! Included is a look back at the 2013-14 season, as well as an outlook and predications for the upcoming season. [Anaheim Ducks] – [Arizona Coyotes]
  • NHL Jersey Watch 2014 – IceThetics has updated their Jersey Watch post with the latest uniform related news and rumors for the month of August. Included is a look at the uniforms the Anaheim Ducks revealed prior to the draft, as well as the logos that the Phoenix Coyotes have recently retired. We are still awaiting our first look at the St. Louis Blues new uniforms, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins new third jersey, which is rumored to bring back their classic shade of gold. [IceThetics]
  • Hockey fans drive petition to ‘Ban The Stripper’ at Blackhawks home games – The Vancouver Canucks first choice would likely be to ban the playing of “Chelsey Dagger”, but Chicago Blackhawks fans would like the team to do away with the playing of “The Stripper” during promotional contest in between periods. It isn’t the song that is the issue, but they way it is used. You see, when a male contestant takes part in a contest, there is little fanfare. However, if the contestant is female, the Hawks in arena organ player strikes up a salacious rendition of “The Stripper”. Fans have put together a petition to get this practice to stop. [Puck Daddy]

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