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Quick Strikes for Friday, June 10th

Get to know new Lightning assistant coach Todd Richards, hear the latest on Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman from Elliotte Friedman, the entire city of Pittsburgh gathers downtown to watch game five and more in this morning's reads.

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  • New Lightning assistant coach Todd Richards answered five questions with Bryan Burns. []
  • Elliotte Friedman discussed the contract situations of Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman on Toronto sports radio. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Downtown Pittsburgh turned into one giant watch party last night. [SB Nation]
  • Bill West takes a look at the contenders for Conn Smythe prior to game five. [TribLive]
  • Kikkerlaika wrote an excellent piece comparing the 2009 Penguins to the 2016 Penguins. [Pensburgh]
  • Some people think Keith Yandle is an expendable player for the New York Rangers this offseason. Blueshirt Banter is doing everything they can to make sure those people know they are wrong. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Detroit hires John Torchetti as an assistant coach. [Wingin' it in Motown]
  • Chicago has started working on an extension for Artemi Panarin. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are considering extending Cam Ward for another year. Yikes. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ben Scrivens has some thoughts on how we talk about goaltending. And the thoughts are good. [Players' Tribune]
  • Pension Plan Puppets goes through a fun exercise in compiling the best team of players who were selected with traded draft picks. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • DTMAbout Heart and Asmean collaborated on a fun draft probability tool for Hockey Graphs. [Hockey Graphs]
  • Wayne Gretzky has maintained a thirty year friendship with a man named Joey Moss who has Down syndrome. []
  • Have you been anxiously waiting to see what the logo would be for the new KHL team in China?  Well wait no longer. [Aivis Kalnins]
  • It looks like the Panthers may have used an artist's work without his permission. The Cats are usually a pretty smart organization so we hope they'll figure out what happened here and make it right. [Mike Higgins]