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Quick Strikes for Sunday, May 1

Recapping yesterday from the opposite perspective, NHL awards finalists for this season, 2016 NHL lottery results (Edmonton didn't win) and... Cheesy click bait.

Without cheese, Jon Drouin had a good game. With cheese, please see Tom Jones column.
Without cheese, Jon Drouin had a good game. With cheese, please see Tom Jones column.
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  • Recapping yesterday's Eastern Conference Semifinal from the perspective of the New York Islanders. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • ...as well as from another voice/perspective. [NY Isles Blog]
  • "Villain to Savior"? If this is Tom Jones take on Jonathan Drouin. "Click bait with cheese" seems more appropriate. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • For those of you who hoped Victor Hedman would get a shot at the NHL's Norris Trophy, given to the best defenseman... Well, not happening. Brent Burns, Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson are the 2016 Norris Trophy finalists. [The Pink Puck]
  • And for the tough-as-nails (not-really-no) Lady Byng award? Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov, Boston Bruins Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar are your finalists. [ESPN]
  • The prowess of Joel Ward being a minority and making the postseason. [The Color of Hockey]
  • The Dallas Stars made a couple of recalls. Will they just be Black Aces or participants? Well, let Defending Big D fill you in on the situation... [Defending Big D]
  • "Holy cow! The New York Rangers are worse than the Chicago Cubs!" [Ranger Pundit]
  • A terrible season for the Toronto Maple Leafs draws dividends in winning the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft lottery. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Full results of the draft lottery are posted here (with Canadiens draft fodder mixed in). [Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Edmonton Oilers will pick 4th come the draft (pending a trade, of course). It contradicts the second-to-last place results of the Oilers season, and the confidence expressed for a(nother) #1 overall pick here. [Copper& Blue]
  • Alexander Radulov as a Detroit Red Wing? That's crazy!...and potentially crazy awesome... [Winging it in Motown]