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Quick Strikes for Saturday August 27

In this edition of Quick Strikes we take a look at a pair of the top plays from this past season, more World Cup hype, the development of NHL referees, and so much more!

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  • The Bolts are down to the Elite Eight best plays of the 2015-2016 season. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

  • Five moments of oddness / weirdness from Tampa Bay Lightning history, brought to you in part by Raw Charge writers. [Puck Daddy]

  • Salary Cap has long been a debated topic in professional sports. It seems as if it working out perfectly in the NHL. [Yahoo Sports]

  • With the World Cup of Hockey right around the corner, who tops the list of "snubs"? [ESPN]

  • Many NHL teams should look no further than their own backyards for great "goal songs". [FOX SPORTS]

  • The American Hockey League is not only developing great players but it is also developing great coaches. [Toronto Sun]

  • NHL referee Garret Rank made a name for himself in a sport other than hockey recently. [Yahoo Sports]

  • Pavel Datsyuk's first KHL goal looks a bit familiar [Winning it in Motown]

  • The pipeline of coaches from Brown University to the NHL continues with assistant coach Mike Levine. [Providence Journal]

  • Any young hockey players in search of some off-season training can have 1-on-1 sessions with NHL stars like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid thanks to a new App from CCM. [Sports Illustrated]

  • Former Boston Bruins center Marc Savard is coping with his health even after hockey. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

  • Robin Lehner wont be between the crease for Team Sweden when the puck drops on the world cup. Who will be his replacement? [WGRZ]