Apr 30, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden (left) scores on a power play against the Minnesota Wild in the first period in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 18th 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!

  • NHL: 5 teams that will surprise you in 2014-15 - At this time time in the NHL offseason, we often start to see predictions being made for the upcoming season. We tend to forget that the previous season taught us that hockey is an unpredictable game, and there will always be surprises along the way. With that cautionary statement about making predictions stated, over at FanSided they took a look at five teams that could surprise you during the 2014-15 NHL season. [FanSided]
  • 2014-15 NHL Affiliation Infographic - IceThetics has a great info graphic detailing all 30 NHL teams and their AHL and ECHL affiliates. Things get pretty complex at the ECHL level, as some teams have multiple affiliates, or share affiliates with other teams. [IceThetics]
  • Yevgeny Medvedev scores sick goal of the year candidate - We may be some time away from the NHL season, but the KHL has already started its preseason play. Yevgeny Medvedev already has provided an early candidate for the goal of the year. [Puck Daddy]

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