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Quick Strikes for Saturday, August 15

Some points Pro Hockey Talk focused on with the Bolts on Friday, an event of note in Markham today, and some noteworthy signings around the NHL.

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  • Pro Hockey talk focused on the antics revolving around the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. One area of conversation where question(s) for the Bolts... There was only one key focus - the contract extension for #91. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Who is a prime candidate to make the leap from the AHL to the NHL? He's on defense... [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Then again, you might want a full lineup summary to get an idea where we're at right now... Great time to post a link to the Raw Charge Lined-Up Update! [Raw Charge]
  • And from the "We knew this, we were paying attention" department, the club will have a largely familiar look with the product on ice this upcoming season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • For residents in Markham, Ontario the annual hockey equipment swap will feature local product, NHL star and Lightning team captain Steven Stamkos. []
  • The biggest story from Friday was the Toronto Maple Leafs continuing the turnover of the organization by hiring Jacques Lemaire as a special assistant coach. It remains to be seen if and when Mike Babcock balks at the style of play management calls for. [The Leafs Nation]
  • Defenseman Sergei Gonchar returns to the Pittsburgh Penguins - on a tryout basis. Gonchar spent five seasons on the Pens blue-line before signing as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. He'd played for Dallas after his stint in Ottawa and then got traded to the Canadiens last season. [Pensburgh]
  • The other big signing - this one a solid 4 year deal - sees Carl Hagelin join the Anaheim Ducks. [Anaheim Calling]
  • It's business and technical stuff you need to know about the NHL's deal with Major League Baseball and how it's going to affect you.[Puck Daddy]
  • You're used to hearing about the Arizona Coyotes for their business issues with the city of Glendale, but perhaps it may be more interesting to catch a glimpse of something more valuable to the sport: the organizational depth. [Five for Howling]
  • How about another hockey league? This one featuring the best retired players in the world... [theScore]