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Quick Strikes for Friday, February 20

News on Jonathan Drouin, some potential Tampa Bay Lightning trade targets, and the new fancy stats on NHL dot com.

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  • Jonathan Drouin's rookie year is not be going as well as many predicted. Still, not sure many folks are clamoring to "chase the teenager out of town", but as always, patience with young players is important. [Fan Rag Sports]
  • Managing expectations with Drouin may be the most important single thing to remember. He's 19. (!!!) [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Curtis Glencross does indeed appear to be on his way out of Calgary. Tampa Bay had been reported as a team interested in acquiring his services. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • On the subject of potential Tampa Bay trade targets -- Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils is on more than one team's wish list. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Ahead of NHL dot com releasing new advanced stats on their site today, read about how "Corsi" and "Fenwick" will re re-dubbed "Shot Attempts" and "Unblocked Shot Attempts". [Sportsnet]
  • A detailed look at how the average size of an NHLer has changed over time. [Hockey Graphs]
  • The "is player X elite?" debate will never go away as long as Jonathan Quick is around. [TSN]