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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, August 12

More on new Lightning color man Brian Engblom, some alternate jersey news from around the league, and stats talk. Yay stats talk!

Brian is Engblomin'
Brian is Engblomin'
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  • Kevin Weekes was among candidates for the Lightning color commentary role fill by Brian Engblom. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • So, there's a new guy in the booth and surely you have some questions for him? Well, he answered five of them for the organization that hired him to cover their games. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • It was part of Quick Strikes yesterday but again we promote Lightning GM Steve Yzerman's conversation with Gary Levine. A lot of things are touched on here including the 2015 draft, Ben Bishop's groin injury in the Cup Final, and the Detroit Red Wings. [Naples Herald]
  • Lightning prospect Brayden Point done gone and put on a show during the World Junior Showcase event in Calgary last week. Mike Stuart latches on to the merit of the Bolts going after skill by way of Point. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Speaking of prospects, the Bolts system is ranked 14th in a subscription-necessary article on ESPN. [ESPN Insider]
  • There is no love for Crunchman, the character in the Syracuse Crunch logo, from The Hockey News in their assessment of AHL franchise logos. [The Hockey News]
  • While the Bolts announced their new broadcast team member, there's a report out there saying the Florida Panthers have shed part of their broadcast group. [Litter Box Cats]
  • The Isles are starting life in a new home at Barclays Center. To mark the move, he club is unveiling a new third jersey in September. [NYI Point Blank]
  • A rumored mock up of the Detroit Red Wings stadium series jersey and a bunch of alternative concepts. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Meanwhile, the Colorado Avalanche's new alternate sweaters (that will be worn in the Stadium Series game against Detroit) are officially out there. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Psst! Hey... Hey, d-do you like the stats? Huh? You like the analysis? Yeah? Analysis is good, huh? Ha Ha Ha Ha! Well, we got your analysis right here! The basic things driving scoring: shots and save percentage. [Puck Plus Plus]
  • All the NHL expansion talk has helped induce some relocation talk (and no, the Arizona Coyotes aren't the franchise mused about). It's just hot air being blown, but the Ottawa Senators got linked (via hot air) to Markham, Ontario. [The Sixth Sens]
  • The Patrick Kane situation has had a side effect in an idled sport: A social conversation that's well outside the sport. It's a conversation necessary in general with how things have been in society. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • A Quebec City charity event / training camp is coming up this weekend. Plenty of Tampacuse alumni and Lightning players are going to participate as well as plenty of other NHL stars. Check out these rosters for proof of that. [Le Boot Camp Official Page (French)]