Quick Strikes for Friday, November 7

Notes and analysis from the 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames from last night, Victor Hedman is expected to make his return in early December, A Lightning prospect is looking to make an impact with Syracuse, and a few other hockey analytics reads are here in the Quick Strikes for Friday.

  • The Calgary Flames did a much better job of matching up against the Steven Stamkos line but still had more than their fair share of costly gaffes contributing to the 5-2 Lightning win. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • Cedric Paquette's first NHL goal was pretty great but Brandon Bollig is also pretty bad. [Flames Nation]
  • Jay Feaster may have been unceremoniously let go in Calgary, but his fingerprints are still all over a roster with a lot of nice emerging talent. [Calgary Herald]
  • Anton Stralman has a connection to Calgary you might not have known about. [Calgary Herald]
  • It seems Victor Hedman is progressing as expected after having surgery to repair a fractured thumb. According to head coach Jon Cooper, Hedman will most likely be back in early December. [Bolts by the Bay]
  • After a rough year with Bern of the Swiss A-League, Joel Vermin is looking to turn it around with the Syracuse Crunch and eventually make it onto the Tampa Bay Lightning roster. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The New Jersey Devils are one of many teams around the NHL who have bought into the hockey analytics movement, hiring poker pro Sunny Mehta over the summer to head up their analytics department. [Rolling Stone]
  • The Alberta Analytics Conference was last weekend and featured several big names in the world of hockey analytics. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • There has been talk recently of infrared chips being used in the NHL, much like MLB's Statcast system. [Sportsnet]
  • In this feature on The Players Tribune, Brendan Shanahan wrote a letter to his younger self. What does this former NHl great have to say?[The Players Tribune]
  • You don't associate the Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets as rivals, but the two clubs sparred like a pair of arch remissness last night as things got dicey. The two clubs went the distance with Pittsburgh ultimately winning 4-3. [Arctic Ice Hockey]