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Quick Strikes for Friday, August 28

An update on Mike Richards, Patrik Berglund goes down with an injury + more news and notes from around the NHL for your Friday links.

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  • You may not have noticed, but the 2015-16 season has already begun in earnest for some folks ... like our friends at Bolt Prospects, tracking players the Lightning hold the rights to in the KHL, whose regular season has already begun. Tireless work as always from them; check in for gameday updates. [Bolt Prospects]
  • New York Islanders "Ice Girls" won't be moving with the team from Long Island to Brooklyn. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Charges against former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards have been officially filed -- "possession of a controlled substance". [Sportsnet]
  • Patrik Berglund will have shoulder surgery and presumably be sidelined for sometime in an unexpected gut punch for St. Louis Blues fans. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • The 5 NHL Rules you definitely need to know. [Grantland]
  • And another listicle! 5 Goales with something to prove in 2015-16. [InGoal]
  • Taking a look at AHL "schedule diversity" -- how often each team will play the other teams. Lots of in-division fare, or mixing things up? The Syracuse Crunch rank right in the middle. The new California AHL teams rank, predictably, near the bottom. [100 Degree Hockey]
  • The good folks at Hockey Graphs are looking for contributors, if stats are your thing. [Hockey Graphs]