Quick Strikes for Friday, September 2nd

Scott Gomez retires back home to Alaska, no Zetterberg for the World Cup, the Jets have a new captain and more in this morning’s reads.

The League

  • Alaska Dispatch has a cool feature on Scott Gomez as he heads into retirement. [Alaska Dispatch News]
  • Buffalo signed the awesomely named Zemgus Girgensons to a new one year deal. [Die by the Blade]
  • The Winnipeg Jets named Blake Wheeler their new captain. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Check out the fourth and final entry in Charlie O’Connor’s analysis of the Flyers penalty and if you haven’t already, read the first three parts while you’re there. [Broadstreet Hockey]
  • J.D. Burke and Dom Luszczyszyn forecast how many points each player on the Canucks will score next year. [Canucks Army]
  • How does next year’s Atlantic Division look through the eyes of Red Wings fans? [Wingin’ it in Motown]
  • Joe Fortunato pens (keys?) An Ode to Dominic Moore. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Peter Chiarelli doesn’t regret the Taylor Hall trade...yet. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • The rich get richer as TJ Oshie adds some new shootout moves to his already impressive arsenal. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The offseason is soooooo borrrrrringggggggg. [Copper and Blue]/

The Game

  • Henrik Zetterberg is the latest to player to bail on the World Cup of Hockey. [Wingin’ it in Motown]
  • If you’re interested in prospect analysis, Ryan Stimson has a new tool for measuring the quality of teammates and quality of competition of NCAA players. [Hockey Graphs]
  • The Toronto Marlies added twelve new names to their Ring of Hono(u)r. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Devils terminated the contract of minor league player Ben Johnson after he was convicted of sexual assault. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Lots of exciting changes over at Canes Country. Check out some of their new writers. [Canes Country]/