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Quick Strikes for Monday September 19

The prospects tournament is underway, salary cap issues loom for the Calgary Flames, Team USA struggles, and much more in this edition of Quick Strikes!

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Bolts

The NHL

  • The Calgary Flames still need to sign RFA Johnny Gaudreau but they are already in cap trouble.[Matchsticks and Gasoline]

  • The Great One, Wayne Gretzky weighs in on the "best player in the world" debate. [ESPN]

  • When it comes to the prospects tournament, here is who and what to look for on the Nashville Predators. [On the Forecheck]

  • The Nashville Predators prospects took to the ice against the Panthers prospects. If the box score holds any merit, the future of the "cats" looks bright. [Litter Box Cats]

  • The front office is key to success in the game – they are in charge of putting coaching and the roster into prime positions, after all. Here’s an overview of how to evaluate a front office crew. [Today’s Slapshot]

  • The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in South Korea, what does that mean for the NHL? [Spector’s Hockey]

  • For whatever reason, players want to see Alex Ovechkin succeed [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

2016 World Cup of Hockey

  • After a disappointing shutout loss to Team Europe, Team USA looks to redeem themselves against a very dangerous Canadian team. [ESPN]
  • Brad Marchand had himself a pretty good first game for Team Canada. [The Big Bad Blog]