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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 27

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News and articles from around the web regarding the Bolts, advanced stats, jersey news, and more!

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning: A-Z. Covering the club, one letter at a time. [Puck Daddy]
  • 2015 Report Cards, including Martin St. Louis. What's that grade again? [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Saku Salminen was cut from Jokerit's KHL roster at the end of preseason and it's yet to be determined where he'll end up. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sergei Gusav has been banned for breaking doping rules in Russia. [CTV News]
  • Ex-Bolt and Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players' Association Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program. (Author note: John would like it noted that he's not the only one who does typos, as shown by the headline in the link.) []
  • Looking back at the 2013 draft class - where are they now? Of particular interest - Jonathan Drouin. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Fun with advanced stats: Using Passing Metrics to Predict Future Goals. [In Lou We Trust]
  • Shannon Szabados chooses to stay with the Columbus Cottonmouths (SPHL), after considering the NWHL. She has not written off changing leagues further down the road, though. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Penguins, you were doing so good this off-season! WHY did you sign Tom Sestito to a PTO? WHY. Nonetheless, they did. []
  • Quebec may not have a team right now, but there is a jersey available for the inevitable expansion. And look, it's AC/DC! [AC/DC Store]
  • Speaking of jerseys, look at the shiny new thirds the Utica Comets revealed today!! (What, they're suppose to be our sworn enemies or something? Pffft. Not for this blogger.) [Canucks Army]
  • Breaking down the roster of the All-American Prospects game and who to watch for. [The Hockey News]
  • A link roundup posting to a news dump post? Why not. More importantly, it contains the announcement that the AHL schedule will be released Thursday at 1 PM. [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • Wait these are the Canadiens top prospects? Are we sure? (Okay, Nikita Scherbak's pretty good. Really good. Maybe they should have listed these in reverse.) []
  • Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals may not start the season on time due to hip surgery. He won't be too far behind though, as he says he hopes to be ready in October. [The Hockey News]
  • A few thoughts on the upcoming CWHL season. Not a preview, not a recap. Just thoughts. [Watch This Hockey]
  • What to expect when you're expecting... Bobby Ryan. His new extension means new (higher) expectations [The 6th Sens]
  • Expansion time means mock draft time. What could these two new teams possibly look like? [theScore]
  • "Karmanos is selling the Hurricanes!" ... 'and now... the rest of the story' Has a great breakdown of the history and an educated guess as to what to expect. [Canes and Coffee]