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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 6

Expansion! Prospects doing things! Underrated Defensive Pairing! NWHL! Advanced Stats! An over use of exclamation points! Here are your quick strikes for Thursday, August 6!

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  • Lightning prospect Brayden Point dazzled in World Juniors summer exhibition game against the Czech Republic, racking up 5 points in the win. [Toronto Sun]
  • The Lightning High School Hockey League registration will close on Friday night. Players must register to attend a tryout. Those who do not register by Friday night will be ineligible until January 1, 2016. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman, the NHL's most underrated defensive pairing? Possibly. [The Hockey Writers]
  • We already knew this, but it's nice to hear again, right? Hockey in Tampa is here to stay [Sports Blog Jon]
  • Hey, support Clark Brooks and go see his show!
    Pitching the show in Ybor https://t.co/9UkItmGscK via @YouTube
  • In expansion news, the Vegas organization is pleased to announce that the NHL has invited them to participate in Phase II. [Vegas Wants Hockey]
  • Similarly, the NHL also invited Quebec to move forward. [theScore]
  • Islanders pride is still loud and proud as fans fill the Coliseum with "Let's Go Islanders" chants at Billy Joel concert [Islanders Point Blank]
  • 10 facts to impress your friends with about the Washington Capitals. [Japer's Rink]
  • The first phase in The Possession Project has been unveiled: Estimated Shot Impact [The Possession Project]
  • Have some answers on the NWHL ownership, contracts, and player's association. Also, check out how NWHL players will receive a percentage of jersey sales that have their name on them! [Ash on Ice]
  • Speaking of the NWHL, merch has been released! For a limited time (until Sunday), so get moving! [NWHL]
  • Examining and analyzing what exactly makes a good penalty killer with "advanced stats" [Matchsticks and Gasoline]