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Quick Strikes for Monday, November 9

Offensive struggles continue for the Bolts, a final vote for UND’s new name, and features on two Hall of Fame inductees in today’s Quick Strikes.

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  • Considering the amount of offensive talent on the Lightning roster, it is baffling that they are struggling so much with scoring thus far. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Some of the teams that are in the midst of rebuilding, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils, are poised to become big spenders during the 2016 free agency. [Spector's Hockey]
  • The University of North Dakota has two nicknames to choose from in a final runoff vote since the old nickname - the Fighting Sioux - was retired three years ago. The Fighting Hawks and the Roughriders are the two remaining names to choose from. [Minnesota Star Tribune]
  • The University of Maine, which was once known as a hotbed for NHL talent, is struggling mightily in recent years. In nine games this season, the team has been shut out four times. Yikes. [SB Nation College Hockey]
  • The Montreal Canadiens are on a major hot-streak early in the season. But expect them to come back down to earth as the season progresses. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Nicklas Lidstrom played his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings after being selected as part of the "best draft" in Red Wings history, according to then-GM Jim Devellano. He will be formally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame today. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Current NHL star Alex Ovechkin grew up a fan of Sergei Fedorov. Fedorov, who will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame today, never knew it, even as he played alongside Ovechkin with the Washington Capitals. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Los Angeles Kings are shooting the puck like crazy on the power play this season. An in-depth analysis tells the story of how they have improved drastically over last season on special teams. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Clayton Keller, a top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft scored four goals (!!) in a 7-0 win for the United States over Switzerland in the title game of the Five Nations Tournament on Sunday. [NHL.com]