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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, June 24

Draft and free agency insight, final prospect rankings for 2015, and...baseball? Here are today's Quick Strikes.

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  • Bolt Prospects sheds some light on how well some of the young talent in the Tampa Bay Lightning system developed over the course of the season with the final prospect ranking of 2014-15. [Bolt Prospects]
  • That being said, the Lightning saw their offense throughout the prospect pipeline dwindle throughout the course of the season and may need help at forward at the 2015 NHL Draft. Bolt Prospects has a draft preview here. [Bolt Prospects]
  • A great in-depth draft wish list for the Florida Panthers can be found over at Litter Box Cats. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Hockey Canada has announced the 194 players that will be attending the National Teams' Summer Showcase. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point made the cut for the U20 roster. [Hockey Canada]
  • VIDEO: The Tampa Bay Rays invited five Bolts players, including Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop, over to Tropicana Field to play a little baseball yesterday. [Fox Sports Florida]
  • Arctic Ice Hockey has highlighted some RFAs that could become offer sheet targets of the Winnipeg Jets. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • A maneuver we may see during this free agency season is the strategy of sending out "dual offer sheets" in order to land an RFA from teams near the salary cap ceiling. [TSN]
  • On the other end of the spectrum, the Arizona Coyotes are at least $18 million under the cap floor going into the free agency period. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • At least three teams are interested in New York Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot, but none have been able to get a deal done. Darren Dreger has details of a deal the Rangers reportedly rejected. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has had a long journey from being selected 178th overall in 2010 to Calder Trophy finalist at the upcoming NHL Awards. [TSN]