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Quick Strikes for Monday, August 31

The TKO line emerges for the Bolts, a potential problem for the Habs, some sled hockey fun and much more in this Monday edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • It is hard to imagine that they could get much better, but the TKO line (Tyler-Kucherov-Ondrej) should continue to improve next season if they want to help the Bolts reach their number one goal for the season, the Stanley Cup. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Carey Price has been by far the best goaltender in the league. But beyond the reigning Vezina and Hart Trophy winner, the Montreal Canadiens might have a little predicament. Will Dustin Tokarski, a former goaltender in the Lightning organization, be enough to help the Habs get by if Price gets hurt? [Eyes on the Prize]
  • If you are bad at math and numbers like I am, this might make your head spin. Hooked on Hockey Magazine has developed a way to rank the happiest fans in the NHL. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • And, the winners are...the Tampa Bay Lightning! Your Bolts have the happiest fans in the league, according to the formula described in the previous article. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • Tyler Seguin teamed up with Taylor Lipsett and other Dallas-area sled hockey players for a charity event this weekend. [Defending Big D]
  • Even hockey players get cravings for an unhealthy meal. A Stars fan tweeted to Tyler Seguin during the sled hockey game, asking if he wanted anything while she made a run to In-N-Out Burger. He replied with his order and she actually brought it back for him. [The Dallas Morning News]
  • Wylie Rogers, former goaltender for the NCAA DII Alaska Nanooks, has developed a dual-spiked peg that will hold nets in place on the ice without having to drill into the ice for the placement of pegs. []
  • Though the investigation into whether the Western Hockey League is violating child-labor laws was closed without a decision, newly released documents may point to ‘yes.' That could be helpful for proponents of this investigation if it goes federal. [The Seattle Times]
  • Florida Panthers prospect Rocco Grimaldi recalled the strangest day he'd ever had. It was Nov. 18, 2014, a day in which he played in a doubleheader - first for the AHL San Antonio Rampage, then for the Florida Panthers. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, while we face the potential of tropical flooding here in Florida, the Pacific Northwest has been dealing with problems of their own - historic fires. These two links are to organizations that seek to honor those firefighters that have fallen in the line of duty. You can donate as much or as little as you'd like. [Wildland Firefighter Foundation/National Fallen Firefighters Foundation]