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Quick Strikes for Monday, June 22

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Lots of NHL Draft news and commentary, plus the possibility of some offseason rule changes and expansion into Las Vegas.

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  • Stay tuned to our transaction tracker throughout the offseason for the latest roster moves by the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Raw Charge]
  • With the NHL Draft right around the corner, here are the needs of every team in the Atlantic Division. []
  • The timing of this move is interesting. The Edmonton Oilers, who own the first overall pick this year, have fired four scouts ahead of the NHL Draft next week. [CBS Sports]
  • Two defensive prospects are set to become free agents following their involvement in a 2012 cheating scandal at Harvard. [Canucks Army]
  • After a fantastic campaign with the Minnesota Wild in 2014-15, goaltender Devan Dubnyk seems to have the leverage during free agency. [Puck Daddy]
  • Changes are still possible with overtime in the NHL, but the NHL and the NHLPA still disagree on how to go about those changes. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Television ratings for the NHL Playoffs in Canada were a stunning 20 percent lower than last season, while the ratings for the Stanley Cup Final were 12 percent lower than last year's Final series. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • With an owner who seems committed to bringing the NHL to Las Vegas, everything seems to be coming together for the NHL to expand into the Sin City sooner rather than later. [New York Times]