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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 20

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Ads on the jerseys? Say it isn't so, NHL! Also, a heavy dose of analytics in today's edition of Quick Strikes!

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  • Ranking the Top 5 Tampa Bay Lightning players of all time. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • Five questions with new Assistant Coach Brad Lauer, including covering what he thinks he'll bring to the team, his primary role, and why he came to Tampa Bay. [Tampa Bay ;Lightning]
  • There's a lot of chatter about how the NHL could start having sponsors advertised on jerseys. Make sure you check out these recommendations for each team, but be aware when you look at the Lightning suggestion that it's a Leafs blog! [Leafs Nation]
  • Martin Havlat, with the Senators again? Possibly. They've reached out to him about the possibility of a professional tryout. [theScore]
  • Oh what's this? Another Top 25 Under 25, this time for the Edmonton Oilers. Wait, aren't most of the Oilers under 25? [Copper n Blue]
  • In case you missed it, Daniel Briere has retired after 17 seasons. A look back at his performance and team impact. [The Pink Puck]
  • Alex Ovechkin will defy the NHL to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics, if it comes to it. (Also a shout-out to Ondrej Palat in the article, worth a read just for that!) [Puck Daddy]
  • George Parros did a Reddit AMA Wednesday afternoon! Contains gems such as how he's looking to get back into hockey in some capacity. [Reddit]
  • Bridgestone will no longer sponsor the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. There has been no replacement sponsor named. [Puck Daddy]
  • The 2016 Passing Project: What it is, how it's changing, and how you can help the stats community. Also, a preview of the data for analyzing purposes. [In Lou We Trust]
  • Breaking down the anatomy of the ideal NHL player - what could scouts and teams be looking for regarding size? [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Part 1 of analyzing how a team builds a Stanley Cup contender, focusing on Goals Above Replacement (GAR).[Canucks Army]
  • Part 2 of analyzing how a team builds a Stanley Cup Contender, focusing on the Impact of Aging.  [Canucks Army]
  • And finally, part 3 of analyzing how a team builds a Stanley Cup Contender, focusing on Cap Management. [Canucks Army]
  • Not Hockey, but humor: Earl Sleek, the founder of Battle of California, adds to BOC's monument, the Arby's© Bathroom of Champions. [Battle of California]