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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 11

Brian Boyle does an interview, Las Vegas acquires more coaching talent, and the KHL gets a little rowdy, all in today’s Quick Strikes.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • Brian Boyle stopped by Jeremey Roenick’s Podcast and shed some light on his upbringing and what to expect from the Lightning next season. [Art 19]
  • Expectations of certain teams and players for the new season. This including one Jonathan Drouin. [SB Nation]
  • Tampa Bay signed right-shooting defenseman James Wisniewski to a  professional tryout contract. [Today's Slapshot]

The Crunch

  • Crunch Dman Luke Witkowski getting his golf game on.


  • Las Vegas expansion news! Or actually it’s a recap…. Kind of… A look at the front office of the team from Sin City. [Sportsnet]
  • The Vegas team also just hired Dave Prior as goaltending coach. And although I have been reading this blog for some time now, I just now realized the pun in the title. Very clever Sin Bin. Very clever indeed. [The Sin Bin]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury recently joined a small town hockey team to over some encouragement to youth. [CBC Sports]
  • An overview of the most ‘unstable’ goalie tandems for the 2016-2107 season. [Bleacher Report]
  • Hey Look! A fantasy hockey update. The 2016-2017 top 200 player rankings. [SportsBlog]

The Sport

  • KHL player Damir Ryspayev recently attempted to fight what seemed to be the entire lineup of the KHL’s new expansion team the Kunlun Red Star. [USA Today]
  • Ice Hockey in the Summer Olympics? Not quite. NHL alum Ray Whitney has been caddying for golfer Graham De laet. [Global News]