Apr 13, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers (44) and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (42) fight during the third period at First Niagara Center. Islanders beat Buffalo 4 to 3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 16th 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] – [Boston Bruins] – [Buffalo Sabres] – [Calgary Flames] – [Carolina Hurricanes]
  • Buffalo Sabers are playing a dangerous game – Last season was a nightmare for Buffalo Sabers fans, and it appears that this upcoming season could be even worse. The Sabers have obviously denied they will be tanking during the 2014-15 NHL season, but with franchise changing talent avail in the 2015 draft, it is definitely a season the Sabers front office would be happy to finish a high draft pick in. Unfortunately for Sabers fans, that means sitting through another losing season, with the promise of brighter days ahead. [TMMOTS]
  • NHL: Projecting the next 10 superstars – Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toes, Steven Stamkos are all household names because they are today’s NHL superstars. One of the more enjoyable thing about sports is watching the next wave of superstars grow and develop to one day take over the reigns from the previous generation. Over at FanSided, Patrick Schmidt takes a look at 10 potential future NHL superstars and why you should start learning their names. [FanSided]
  • Five outdoor stadiums that should host NHL games - The NHL has already held outdoor games at several historic venues, but there are many other host venues still available for use for an outdoor game. Michael Collins listed five outdoor stadium options for a future stadium series or Winter Classic game. [FanSided]

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