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Quick Strikes: Hampus Lindholm re-signs and hockey in Seattle

The Ducks re-sign Hampus Lindhold, more rumors of hockey in Seattle, the Rangers release McIlrath, and more in this morning’s reads.

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The Bolts

  • The latest episode of the Bolt Prospects podcast is here. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Our game recap points out the good: Ben Bishop. [Raw Charge]

The League

  • The Ducks signed restricted free agent defender Hampus Lindolm to five year contract at $5.25M per year. [Sportsnet]
  • The Rangers placed former number 10 overall pick Dylan McIlrath on waivers. They’ll find out at noon today if he clears or if they lose him. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Defender Chris Tanev is on injured reserve for the Canucks, which is bad for them because they already aren’t very good. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • A group headed by Tim Leiweke is reportedly interested in bringing an NHL team to Seattle. [Sportsnet]
  • Goalie Craig Andersion is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the Senators for personal reasons. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • In case you didn’t see enough of Carey Price last night, here’s a gif post of just what makes him so great. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Jet’s goalies haven’t been great this season. But does that even matter after so few games? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • The Stars are not very good right now. [Defending Big D]
  • James Reimer’s got jokes about Auston Matthews. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Sidney Crosby ruins lives when he plays against the Sabres. [SBNation]
  • The Penguins have 197 names on the Stanley Cup. That’s a lot of names. [Pensburgh]

The Game

  • The Peoria Rivermen and large portions of the hockey community in general draped themselves in embarrassing misogyny yesterday when the SPHL team released goalie Shannon Szabados. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • DTMAboutHeart is writing up his Wins Above Replacement model at Hockey Graphs this week. This link is part 4 but if you’re interested, start with part 1 that ran on Monday. This is some of the most important hockey analytics work being done anywhere. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • DragLikePull investigates whether Hockey Reference’s quality start statistic for goalies is repeatable. [NHLNumbers]