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Quick Strikes for Thursday, June 23

NHL trade rumors, draft discussion, and award recipients all in this morning's Quick Strikes.

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  • Ben Bishop. The center of many trade talks and rumors of late. [ESPN // Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL awards took place in Las Vegas last night. Here is a list of recipients and finalists. [Sportsnet]
  • Las Vegas officially gets its team. Will Quebec or Seattle follow? [SB Nation]
  • Milan Lucic will test Free Agency. [NESN]
  • After some controversy with their old nickname, the University of North Dakota releases a new logo and mascot. [ESPN]
  • The NHL will raise the Salary Cap to 73 million beginning next year. [Bleacher Report]
  • A round up of the recent trades that occurred in the NHL this week. [SB Nation]
  • Also, Alex Goligoski decides to sign with Arizona. [CBS Sports]
  • So recently the Blackhawks had to trade Bickell and Teravainen to create some cap space... [CBS Sports]
  • ....But now they are contemplating picking up Evgeni Malkin? I don't understand the cap situation here. [Puck Daddy]
  • Wait, there's more! Penguins GM says he will not move Malkin. I love trade rumors. [ESPN]
  • Next year's Stanley Cup odds. []
  • A petition to put Gordie Howe on this year's NHL17 cover. [Vice Sports]