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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 18

A look into remaining free agents, a local rink gets an update, and World Cup of Hockey news all in today’s Quick Strikes.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • The Clearwater Ice Arena is hosting a Lightning alumni game on its new rink. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Ten restricted free agents need deals, including Nikita Kucherov. [Sportsnet]

The NHL

  • The NHL will be using player-tracking technology during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • An update on streamlined goalie pads. Most likely will not be available for the 2016-2017 NHL season. [Sportsnet]
  • Evaluating the Devil’s 2015 offseason and a look into the future of the club. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Although Johnny Gaudreau is a free agent, he will still play in the World Cup. [Sportsnet]
  • NHL commissioner recently declared that SAP will have advertisements on the World Cup of Hockey jerseys. [Puck Daddy]
  • A look back at some of the ugliest jerseys in NHL history. [Bleacher Report]
  • There are many captain vacancies throughout the NHL. What players will rise to new leadership. [SB Nation]
  • The Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes continue. [NJ.com]