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Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 22nd

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World Cup of Hockey updates, alternate jerseys, and Amalie Arena gets a facelift, all in today’s Quick Strikes.

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Team Finland v Team Sweden Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • Does Nikita Kucherov get re-signed? Let’s hope so. We already committed with the wall outside Amalie.

The League

  • Rick Nash to the Blues? It’s possible. [The Hockey News]
  • Long time NHL and AHL broadcaster Dave Strader has confirmed he has ‘rare and aggressive’ form of cancer. Yet he still promises to keep pursuing the sport. Fans can send support to WellWishesForStrader@dallasstars.com . [Today’s Slapshot]
  • A new take on hockey trading cards. [Puck Daddy]
  • Las Vegas has the support. The franchise has reached the limit on season tickets. [NHL]
  • And now some fun with alternate jerseys. First, the Los Angeles Kings. [SportsLogos.net]
  • Secondly, the Calgary Flames. [NHL]

The Sport

  • One of the main concerns with the inception of the World Cup of Hockey was injuries to players.  Stars like Tyler Seguin and Aaron Ekblad have since been injured. [ESPN]
  • And the WCH semifinals are just about set after last nights game. [CBC]
  • Nathan Mackinnon gave team North America a 4-3 win with one of the most electric finishes to a game I’ve ever seen. [SB Nation]
  • A look at Team North America’s bench as they witnessed the game winner.