May 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) gets the puck away from Montreal Canadiens players Brian Gionta (21) , Francis Bouillon (55) and Lars Eller (81) during the second period in game four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 27th 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 expansion to Las Vegas reportedly a done deal – Last night I was working on an article that would have listed the top 5 potential cities for expansion or relocation. It would have ranked them from the most to least likely. At the time, Las Vegas probably would have appeared somewhere behind Seattle, Quebec City, and a second team in the Toronto area. That was before I did a quick glance at Twitter and saw numerous tweets about the NHL expanding to Las Vegas. The NHL’s lips are sealed, but according to a report from the Vancouver Province, a deal is in place to make the NHL the first professional league to have a team in Sin City. [TMMOTS]
  • Key numbers for a Anaheim Ducks Cup run – Pucks of a Feather has crunched the numbers and they believe they have the required stats for the Anaheim Ducks to go on a Cup run. The Ducks have improved their scoring in the offseason, adding Ryan Kesler and Dany Heatley. However, is that enough for the Ducks to be Cup contenders in the West? [Pucks Of A Feather]
  • The 10 most fascinating NHL players in 2014-15 – Puck Daddy has compiled a list of the 10 most fascinating players going into the 2014-15 NHL season. [Puck Daddy]

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