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Quick Strikes for Saturday August 20

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In this edition of Quick Strikes, the Lightning prospects take center stage, Ben Bishop's future in Tampa is up for discussion, and Harvard star Jimmy Vesey has found his new hockey home.

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The Bolts

  • Who tops the list of Tampa Bay’s best prospects and how far off is he from making an impact at the NHL level? [Tampa Bay Lightning]

  • Ben Bishop is the current number one goaltender for the Lightning but for how long? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Recently signed forward Cory Conacher is excited to show both the coaches and fans how his has game has evolved since his last stint in the organization. [Bolts By The Bay]

  • Hockey blog Roar of Thunder highlights the career of Vinny Prospal in their most recent addition of "A Bolt from the Past". [Roar of Thunder]

The Crunch

  • COO of the Syracuse Crunch recently sat down with the voice of the Crunch Dan D'Uva to discuss the upcoming season. [ESPNCNY]

The NHL

  • The Vesey watch is over. The Harvard alum and Hobey Baker award winner signs with the New York Rangers. [NewsDay]

  • A restricted free agent signs a long term deal. Sadly it's not Nikita Kucherov. [Yahoo Sports]

  • A name has been selected for the Las Vegas expansion team. [The Sin Bin]

  • New York Islanders star John Tavares looks forward to being able to represent his country at the World Cup of Hockey. [ESPN]

  • St.Louis Blues forward Ty Rattie has dominated at the AHL level since he was drafted in 2011. Now he's focusing his attention to making the jump to the "bigs". [NBC Sports]