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Quick Strikes for Monday, September 15

Rookie tournament talk of all colors, the looming transition for hockey broadcasts in Canada, and just where players want to see the NHL expand... Have a good week, everyone!

Victor Hedman, Norris Trophy contender?
Victor Hedman, Norris Trophy contender?
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  • The Norris Trophy, given to the league's best defenseman, has yet to be bestowed upon a Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman in the club's 22 year history. Todd Cordell at Hockey Buzz predicts that will change this season with Victor Hedman. [Hockey Buzz]
  • While Sunday was day 2 of the prospect tournament between the Lightning, Bruins, Predators and Panthers, our friends over at On the Forecheck posted up a photo gallery from Saturday (day 1). [On the Forecheck]
  • Tampa Bay beat the Bruins on Sunday. Joe Smith has the recap. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The rookie tourney shows organizational depth for all clubs involved. With a degree of young depth ready to make the transition to the NHL, prospect camp might be showing the Florida Panthers the veterans on the club who are expandable. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Elsewhere, prospects are impressing prospects. Case in point, Calgary Flames 2014 1st round draft pick Sam Bennett is wowed by Johnny Gaudreau, comparing him to likely 2015 1st round draft pick Connor McDavid. [The Score]
  • A big change is forthcoming for Canadian hockey fans as Rogers Sportsnet takes over NHL broadcasts, including Hockey Night in Canada. [Beer League Blog]
  • The New York Rangers have a problem, and that's Marc Staal and what he's seeking in a new contract. [Save By Richter]
  • With the NHL season getting closer and closer, you may have the itch to write something out and not sure of the way to kick off your career as a hockey blogger. Might we offer a little help? [Raw Charge]
  • In the past week, the NHL had notable players in NYC for a media tour leading in to the 2014-15 season. The question of NHL expansion came up and some of those high profile players (anonymously) put down their top choices for destinations for the NHL to expand to. [USA Today]