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Quick Strikes for Thursday, June 9

Playoff talks, the annual SB Nation Mock Draft, and more in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • In case you missed it: Tampa Bay Lightning hire previous Columbus Head Coach and Solar Bear alum Todd Richards. [CBS News]
  • Ottawa Senators Captain Erik Karlsson is excited to work with new coaching hire Guy Boucher. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • A life-size version of the Stanley Cup. [Imgur]
  • Daily update on NHL expansion. [The Globe and Mail]
  • The Penguins "HBK" line has been a key to their success in the playoffs. Get to know the "H". Carl Hagelin. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Although the Columbus Blue Jackets had a rough year, their AHL affiliate has had serious success. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • The Great One likes the way Sidney Crosby has been playing. [Fox Sports]
  • And speaking of the Pens, could Phil Kessel receive the Conn Smythe? A look at the top five possible Conn Smythe winners. [ESPN]
  • If the Sharks want to fight their way back into the Cup, they will need to begin to play with the lead more often. [New York Times]
  • Drugs and performance enhancers in the NHL. How widespread is the issue anyway? [Sportsnet]
  • Hall of Famer Scott Stevens is the newest addition to the Wild's coaching staff. [Twin Cities]
  • And with the Wild acquiring ex-Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, what could the future look like in Anaheim. [Puck Daddy]
  • The yearly SB Nation Mock Draft is upon us. Check back daily to see new picks and trades. [SB Nation]