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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, August 9

Ticket sales for the Bolts, issues for the Red Wings, the NHL's top forward is....? Your morning reads for Tuesday are here.

Mike Angelidis has signed with the Stockton Heat.
Mike Angelidis has signed with the Stockton Heat.
Scott Thomas

The Bolts

The Crunch

  • Former Syracuse captain Mike Angelidis has signed a one-year contract with the Stockton Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. []


  • The Great One is getting a facelift! Okay, not Wayne Gretzky himself but his statue that is to be relocated to the Oilers new arena. [Sportsnet]
  • Shea Weber suited up as a member of Le Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Fantasy hockey warning: Beware the Detroit Red Wings. The warning is confirmed by a Wings blog. [Wings Nation]
  • The league player rankings debate commences: Patrick Kane is ranked the top forward of the NHL. [Second City Hockey]
  • Another hiring has taken place for the NHL's 31st franchise that begins play in 2017-18. [The Sin Bin]
  • Meow. [Pension Plan Puppets]

The Sport

  • One is now retired, the other is now overseas... and both are compared here for the sake of the Hall of Fame: Brad Richards versus Pavel Datsyuk, which is more viable for the Hall? [Wings Nation]
  • The AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack has changed its image around. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Once again we'd like to invite you (hockey bloggers, hockey readers) to promote content and participate on /r/hockeywriters. It's a category on Reddit that's out to promote feature articles from both the blogosphere and mainstream media. [Reddit]