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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, June 7

Metallica rocks the Shark Tank, remembering a fallen photographer, Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada names its 2017 location and more.

2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
  • David P. Gilkey, NPR's award-winning photographer, was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend while on assignment. Gilkey used to work for the Detroit Free Press, where he shot iconic sports photos you've probably seen, including Steve Yzerman. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Where were you when Metallica played the national anthem in Game 4? [SB Nation]
  • Kenora, Ontario, hometown of Mike Richards, will be the site of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in February 2017. [Sportsnet]
  • Save the date for this Thursday at noon Eastern, as Theo Fleury will be doing an AMA on Reddit. Brush up on all things Fleury and check out his eye-opening 2009 book Playing With Fire.
  • Don Cherry will be back for another year with Hockey Night in Canada as the 82-year-old signed a one-year deal. No word on whether his suits get a separate contact. [The Canadian Press]
  • The Sharks' inaugural season was an exercise in futility. Two words: hot crotch. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Max Domi has been Snapchatting bestie Chris Tierney and sending them to their former junior teammates. [ESPN]
  • The AHL experienced a record year.
  • UFA Brad Richards is waiting until July 1 to see if teams have any interest in him, but he hasn't even made up his mind that he wants to continue playing. [The Guardian]
  • Ex-Bolt Dominic Moore will be bringing his charity ping-pong tournament Smashfest to Toronto for the fifth straight year. Two-time champ Alex Burrows, Jeff Skinner, Mark Scheifele and Aaron Ekblad are a few of the players who've already committed. Why ping-pong? Because lots of NHL teams play it. What's it for? Raising money and awareness for research into concussions and rare cancers. Any more questions?
  • NWHL commissioner Dani Ryan opens up about the league's tumultuous offseason. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Wayne Gretzky says what everyone already knows: Sidney Crosby plays on a different level. [NHL.com]
  • Should the New York Islanders trade for Jordan Eberle? The New York Islanders should trade for Jordan Eberle. [Eyes on Isles]
  • Buffalo must've done something right last year because this was the second straight year the city hosted the NHL Scouting Combine. And it sounds like they topped themselves. [NHL.com]
  • Martin Hanzal may be on the trading block. The upside? He's coming off a career year and has a decent cap hit. The downfall? His health and longevity. [Five for Howling]
  • The Freshman 15? That's the San Jose Sharks. Watch the latest episode of Cabbie Presents.