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Quick Strikes for Sunday, October 4

Regular season hockey is just around the corner, but the headlines keep coming. These are your quick strikes for October 4, 2015

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  • Jonathan Drouin hopes his preseason performance provides a springboard to help him reach new heights in the upcoming season. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Phil Kessel belongs on Sidney Crosby's wing... and here's why. [Sports on Earth]
  • The NHL is not as squeaky clean as they would like you to believe. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • A deep look at every team's goaltending situation, from starters to backups to the minors and more. Takes into account both statistical and observational evaluations, and gives a look into what might happen for each team. [InGoal Magazine]
  • Without even playing a single regular season game for the Carolina Hurricanes, Eddie Lack has been given a two year extension contract. [Canes Country]
  • It's not out of the realm of possibility that the Philadelphia Flyers place Luke Schenn on waivers. [Broadstreet Hockey]
  • The Islanders are six days away from their season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks and the status of starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak remains unknown. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Advanced Stats: Breaking down the theory behind SPSV% (aka PDO) [Today's Slapshot]
  • The 2015-16 ECAC Hockey season is set to get underway! [US College Hockey Online]
  • Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins are back to playing "old style, big, bad" hockey. [CSNNE]
  • Marilla, NY teenager with cerebral palsy makes national sled hockey development team [WGRZ]
  • More than 100 youth teams from all over New Jersey converged on the Ice Vault for the Atlantic Jamboree, ran by USA Hockey's Atlantic Affiliate. [USA Hockey]
  • Dan Bylsma's approach to hockey starts with the small details. [Buffalo News]
  • Profiling Chicago's hockey people: Pete Rutili [ESPN]