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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, Sept. 28

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Get ready to read and hear a lot about the NHL’s Centennial Celebration.

NHL Unveils Centennial Anniversary Plans Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • Brayden Point looks up to Tyler Johnson... but not like that since Johnson is shorter. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Cedric Paquette and Lightning prospect Christopher Paquette are distant cousins. So training camp is a family reunion of sorts. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Everything you need to know from our coverage of Tuesday’s preseason loss against the Hurricanes. [Raw Charge]

The Crunch

  • The nuts and bolts of the roster and when players need to be signed/put on waivers by. [Syracuse.com]

The NHL

  • The league’s centennial celebration in 2017 is a BFD to Gary Bettman. [NHL.com]
  • The Great One is named the ambassador for the big 100. As he should be. [Sportsnet]
  • The 100 greatest NHL players list will be revealed throughout the year. How many current NHL players will we see on the list? [NBCSports]
  • How the Detroit Red Wings intend to honor Mr. Hockey this season.
  • Andrew Shaw is Andrew Shaw and is anyone surprised? Except Marc Bergevin probably. [YahooSports]
  • With his big contract extension, Boston is Brad Marchand’s town now. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • In more contract news, apparently Artemi Panerin wants a six-year deal worth $36 million from the Blackhawks. Sure. Okay. [Second City Hockey]
  • Screenshots are forever, and this one shows “Islanders rookie Jimmy Vessey,” the MSG Network, home of the Rangers, tweeted. Yikes. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Panthers have updated their digs.
  • Derek Grant is making the most of his time with the Sabres and pushing for a roster spot. [Buffalo News]
  • An oral history of the 1991 outdoor game in Las Vegas with Wayne Gretzky, Larry Robinson, Tony Granato and more. [NHL.com]
  • There’s been little progress for the NHL’s inclusion in the next Olympics. [CBC]

The Game

  • Penn State University’s hockey arena, named the Peluga Ice Arena for the Sabres’ owners, is a top-notch facility that the Pegulas have poured a lot into. [Buffalo Sabres]