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Quick Strikes for Friday, July 22

The Islanders still miss Nassau Coliseum, Auston Matthews officially gets signed, and the NBCSN TV Schedule is out all in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • The NBC Sports Network released their 2016-2017 broadcast schedule. The Lightning are slated to have seven appearances while the Blackhawks get the most with 21 regular-season games to air on the network. [Puck Daddy]
  • ICYMI: Previous Tampa Bay Lightning center, Conn Smythe winner and 2x Stanley Cup Champion Brad Richards retires at the age of 36. [ESPN]
  • In a continuously weird New York Islanders saga, the franchise is exploring a move from on borough of the City of New York to another: Brooklyn to Queens. [Bloomberg]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs officially signed 2016 1st overall pick Auston Matthews to an Entry-Level Contract. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Ranking the top 60 prospects from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The 2016-2017 National Sled Hockey Team has been announced. [USA Hockey]
  • Team USA Head Coach John Tortorella shares his excitement as the World Cup of Hockey draws near. [NHL]
  • Ping-Pong tables in the NHL? Apparently they have a history. An insight by Dominic Moore. [The Players' Tribune]
  • The Nashville Predators owner will soon find out if he can continue his lawsuit against the ownership group. [ESPN]
  • An update on trade rumors and predictions. Bleacher Report]
  • Hey! We did a thing! Raw Charge is up for Best Local Blogger! Thank you all for the nominations but now go vote! And go vote for all the other categories, because those are important too. [Creative Loafing Best of the Bay]