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Quick Strikes for Friday, June 17th

A look at whether the Lightning should consider trading Ben Bishop, Carolina gets an early start on the summer with a trade and a re-signing, the Kings have a new captain, and more in this morning's reads.

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  • Tom Jones lays out the case for trading Ben Bishop. As unpalatable as that sounds, the Lightning will have to consider it. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Bolt Prospects puts out its final prospect rankings for 2015-2016 [Bolt Prospects]
  • Carolina acquires Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell from Chicao in exchange for a 2nd and 3rd round draft pick. [Canes Country]
  • One day after impressing the hockey world by taking advantage of Chicago's cap crunch to acquire Teravainen, Carolina switched to the opposite end of the spectrum by re-signing noted below average goalie Cam Ward to a two year deal. [Canes Country]
  • Arizona traded for the negotiation rights of UFA defender Alex Goligoski [Five for Howling]
  • Anze Kopitar replaces Dustin Brown as captain of the LA Kings. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • The Blues re-signed Dmitrij Jaskin to a two year deal. [St. Louis Gametime]
  • Calgary is reportedly interested in acquiring Marc-Andre Fleury from Pittsburgh. [theScore]
  • Colorado GM Joe Sakic makes a definitive statement that defender Tyson Barrie is not available for trade this summer. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Check out this awesome piece of collaborative analytics led by Prashanth Iyer looking at the impact of skater deployment on penalty killing efficacy. [Wingin' it in Motown]
  • Flames Nation looks back on the season of an underrated player, Mikael Backlund. [Flames Nation]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov is looking to return to the NHL next season. Here's hoping for one more year of "Why you heff to be mad" jokes. [InGoal Magazine]
  • The Rockford IceHogs signed a five year extension to remain Chicago's AHL affiliate through the 2020-2021 season. []
  • Vancouver signs an ECHL affiliation deal with the Alaska Aces. [Canucks Army]
  • Have you spent the last thirty years wondering why Cameron wore a Gordie Howe in Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Well, now you know. [MEL]