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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, April 20th

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The Springfield Falcons relocation, playoff updates, and important draft updates all in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • The Springfield Falcons will be moving to Tucson in the near future. [NBC Sports]
  • A taste of an NHLer's childhood. From undrafted to being a crucial piece for the New York Rangers [USA Today]
  • NBC personality and Chicago alum Jeremy Roenick discusses the questionable hit Flyer's forward Pierre - Édouard Bellemare displayed on the Caps' Dimitri Orlov. [Washington Post]
  • And as many saw, it was just a tough night for the Flyers franchise in general. [SB Nation]
  • In case you wondered how Sid the Kid and his fellow Nova Scotians were doing, here's an update. [CBC News]
  • Will the Sharks be able to hold off the Kings? In previous years the Sharks have had mixed success, recently losing in round one to the kings after going up 3-1. [CBS Sports]
  • The Capitals have proven their dominance but will this be the year they finally make a deep postseason run? [Bleacher Report]
  • Update on the SHL Finals and a site to continue viewing news as the series plays out. [SHL]
  • With all the chatter of the NBA putting ads on their uniforms, what can we expect from other major sports leagues including the NHL? [Sporting News]
  • Alexander Nylander wins the OHL rookie of the year award with 28 goals and 47 assists. Perhaps a future franchise player for a struggling NHL roster. [NHL News]
  • Update on important upcoming dates in the NHL. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Bruins were all set to be a playoff contender before they had an atrocious ending to an alright season. Will this downturn affect Coach Claude Julien and what does there future look like in Boston? [Boston Herald]