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Quick Strikes for Thursday, October 6th

The end of an era, McDavid gets the “C”, and SB Nation begins its Women’s hockey coverage, all in this morning’s Quick Strikes.

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2016 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images

The League

  • Former Lightning D-man Dan Boyle announces retirement at the age of 40. This officially means the end of the Lightning Fantastic Four.[The Mercury News]
  • Radko Gudas finds himself on the wrong side of the media once again after his hit on Jimmy Vesey. [Broad Street Hockey//CBS Sports]
  • Great read on the upcoming free agents class. Including Bolt’s own Ben Bishop, Dallas Star Patrick Sharp, and two key Sharks players in Joe Thornton and Brent Burns. [Sportsnet]
  • Winnipeg Veterans will attempt to lead a young team. A Jets season preview. [CBC Sports]
  • Las Vegas officially breaks ground on their new practice facility. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Awesome interview with Floridian native Jakob Chychrun. Let’s hope he does well in the pros for the sake of sun belt hockey. [Five for Howling]
  • Connor McDavid becomes the youngest player ever to wear the “C” for an NHL Club. [Sportsnet]
  • Thoughts and questions for the Oilers as their preseason comes to a close. [Edmonton Journal]
  • A look at the most likely rookie break out candidates for the upcoming season. [USA Today]

The Sport

  • SB Nation will now proudly cover varying women’s professional and junior hockey leagues! [The Ice Garden]