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] – [Chicago Blackhawks] – [Colorado Avalanche] – [Columbus Blue Jackets] – [Dallas Stars] – [Detroit Red Wings] – [Edmonton Oilers] – [Florida Panthers] – [Los Angeles Kings] – [Minnesota Wild] – [Montreal Canadiens] – [Nashville Predators] – [New Jersey Devils] – [New York Islanders] – [New York Rangers] – [Ottawa Senators] – [Philadelphia Flyers] – [Pittsburgh Penguins] – [San Jose Sharks]
- The Next Generation of Hockey Statistics – When ExtraSkater closed its doors due to a little team from Toronto raiding the advanced stats community for talent, there was a palpable panic from hockey bloggers everywhere that relied on the site for advanced stats data. Thankfully, War-On-Ice is looking to fill the void that ExtraSkater left. The site is still under construction, but it is geared towards fans that are new to advanced stats, as well as advanced stats gurus. Head on over to War-On-Ice and check it out! [TMMOTS]
- 5 things 90’s hockey fans miss in today’s NHL – The 90’s may not seem like they were that long ago, but 20 years have elapsed since Mark Messier’s guarantee. In June 2015, the Devils will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup championship. We’ve hit the point where the 70’s are ancient history and we can look back on the 90’s for a dose of nostalgia. This post takes a look at five aspects of 90’s hockey that we miss (sort of) today. [FanSided]
- Boudreau on the Ducks in 2014-15 – In an ESPN interview with Scott Burnside, Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau discusses what it is like to play in the Western Conference playoffs, the outlook for the Ducks in 2014-15, and the state of hockey in California. [ESPN]