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Quick Strikes for Thursday, April 28th

Ovi vs. Crosby, Vezina candidates, a look at upcoming prospects, and previews for round two all in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • The new look for the Florida Panthers is here. [Sport's Logos]
  • With all the headlines discussing Ovi vs. Crosby, this series should be a good one. Also worthy of note is the goaltender matchup. [Bleacher Report]
  • And speaking of the Penguins, it seems they just signed SHL forward Lukas Bengtsson to an Entry-Level contract. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Now for lots of other prospect updates. Mitch Marner looks to make OHL history. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Finnish NHL Draft prospects Jesse Puljujärvi and Patrik Laine. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Is there any room for fighting in junior hockey leagues? With the concerns such as CTE and with fighting in the NHL becoming increasingly sparse, where do we go from here? [The Globe and Mail]
  • CTE is now not only being discussed in the NFL, but in the NHL as well. [CBS Sports]
  • Game recap and highlights from last night's debacle. [Bleacher Report]
  • Islanders recap from the other side. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Here are this year's Vezina trophy finalists. Ben Bishop has been named a candidate. Although, at times he looked shaky in last night's loss. [SB Nation]
  • An outlook for the rest of the Bolts/Islanders series. [The Hockey News]
  • Another preview! This one is between the Western powerhouses the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues. [ESPN]
  • Predictions for all of the round two series. [USA Today]
  • Now is the opportunity to vote Victor Hedman for the NHL17 front cover. In case you missed yesterday's Quick Strikes or feel the urge to vote again, here is the link. []
  • Humorous account on the game 7 between the Blues and Blackhawks. [CBC Sports]