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Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning protect Coburn, expose Koekkoek and Dotchin

Koekkoek? Coburn? Dotchin? GAH!

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The Bolts

Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list. "JT Brown, Cedric Paquette, Jason Garrison, Jake Dotchin, and Slater Koekkoek among those exposed." [Raw Charge]

The Bay Bolts had a round table to discuss who would be protected on Tampa’s list. Go see if any of them guessed Coburn, unlike us! “The forwards that have a No-Movement Clauses (NMC) are Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan. And the sole defenseman that has a NMC is Victor Hedman. Below are our staff’s predictions for the Tampa Bay protected list.” [Bay Bolts]

There are many mock drafts out there with many different opinions. Could the Tampa Bay Lightning take Juuso Valimaki with their first round pick? [Fan Rag Sports]

Speaking of mock drafts, have you been following the one our network is doing? Jump on if not! [SB Nation NHL]

Opinions on the Lightning’s protected and unprotected list vary widely, especially when it comes to the Coburn-Dotchin-Koekkoek situation. Michael Stuart has one. [The Lightning Lounge]

The worst case for the Lightning in the expansion draft could just be Vegas taking Slater Koekkoek. [SB Nation NHL]

Looking for yet another different opinion on the Lightning’s protected list? Look no further! [SB Nation NHL]

Here’s the full protected list for the Lightning in one handy tweet:

Former Bolt Jonathan Drouin posted his goodbye tweet to the Lightning organization and its fans:

The Lightning made an adorable video tribute to the dads on the team!

Several players took to social media to thank their fathers on this special day.

The Best Dad I could ever have! #fathersday

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Happy Father's Day to the fathers

A post shared by Luke Witkowski (@thehollandnative) on

To the man who made me who I am today. Happy Father's Day @spokehockey. Thank you for everything!

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The Crunch

Crunch goalie Mike McKenna spent his Father’s Day at the Magic Kingdom. Cuteness ensued:

Did you miss our photo gallery from game 6 of the Calder Cup final? We took one last look at the Syracuse Crunch team that meant so much to their fans yesterday. [Raw Charge]

The Game

Confused about who is protected and who is not across the league? We got you, fam. [NHL]

CapFriendly is on top of the expansion situation:

Cap information for the 2017-18 NHL season has been officially released:

I. Can’t. Even.