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Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 1st

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Jon Cooper discusses the World Cup, Goalie mask designs are shared, and EA Sports NHL 17 gets an update all in today’s Quick Strikes.

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The Bolts

  • Ryan Callahan is slated to return from his hip surgery in mid-November. Let’s hope he has a speedy and easy recovery. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The World Cup will take place as NHL training camps and preseason games occur. Although Jon Cooper will be coaching for team North America, he discusses that the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching situation is in pretty good hands and training camp should run smoothly regardless of his presence. [The Globe and Mail]

The Crunch

  • Some dates to look forward to in the ensuing months. [Syracuse.com]
  • Updates coming to the War Memorial? Most likely. But we have to wait till Sept. 15th (when the county budget comes out) to be sure. [Syracuse.com]

The League

  • Jack Eichel talks about his point of view on the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. Also a look at how his offseason went and what he expects of himself in the future. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • A roundup of all of the World Cup goalie masks. [NHL]
  • An inside look into EA Sports NHL 17 and what to expect when the game is launched. [Puck Daddy]
  • Petr Mrazek will honor the farewell season at Joe Louis Arena with his new mask. One that includes Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman. [Winging it in Motown]
  • The league has updated its PED policy. Meldonium, an endurance booster, is not banned. [TSN]
  • Blake Wheeler gets the “C” in Winnipeg. [Sportsnet]