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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 13

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Quick Strikes covering goaltender prospect rankings, tentative release date for the AHL schedule, NWHL signings, a possible new arena, and more.

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  • Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, and Ondrej Palat were amazing in the playoffs. But which one was considered the best player of the line and driving offense? Have a "fancy/advanced stats" look at it. [SportLogIQ]
  • The 50 top goaltending prospects include Lightning property Kristers Gudlevskis and Adam Wilcox (24 and 25, respectively.) Qualifications for the list included: 25 years old or younger, played 10 games or less, and must be drafted or signed by a professional club. [InGoal Mag]
  • If you missed or were unable to view the video of Tyler Johnson discussing the status of his broken arm, the NHL has the details. "It's recovering, and I can't wait for camp." [NHL.com]
  • The AHL schedule will hopefully be released in the next two weeks.
  • There's been a lot of talk about the NWHL, but maybe you missed it's origination story. Learn (or refresh) about it's short history with a decidedly Boston take on it. [Boston Magazine]
  • Jenny Scrivens has signed with the NWHL's NY Riveters! [Today's Slapshot]
  • Devin Setoguchi may be returning to the NHL, specifically with the Toronto Maple Leafs. How would he fit there and what kind of deal might he receive? [The Leafs Nation]
  • The Florida Panthers are adding to the broadcast team with the Randy Moller. He'll be the analyst on pregame, intermission, and postgame shows, and provide in-game commentary. [Litter Box Cats]
  • EA Sports has dropped Patrick Kane from appearing on the cover of the NHL 16 game. He will not be involved with the launch or participate in any other promotional activities. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Calgary Flames may be announcing plans for a new arena next week with their project CalgaryNEXT to be unveiled. [Calgary Sun]
  • Speaking of the Flames... Flowers are a nice gift. They're also a pretty mocking gesture to make toward a rival General Manager; the Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning can attest to this. [Fox Sports]
  • Baptism by... melted arena ice water? Two people doing it makes a trend, right? I suppose there are worst uses for the Nasseau Coliseum's old ice. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • NHLPA will donate $500,000 to Western University in London, Ontario as the foundation of $3.125 million fund to research concussions. [AM 980]