Quick Strikes for Friday, September 30th

The Lightning are the best thing about Tampa sports, Andrew Shaw receives a meaningless suspensions, Jonathan Marchessault is looking for regular playing time in Sunrise, and more in this morning’s reads.

The Bolts

  • Jonathan Marchessault says that the main reason he left Tampa was to find a better chance at regular playing time. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • With the rest of the Tampa sports scene looking a little rough, Tom Jones is looking forward to hockey season. [Tampa Bay Times]/

The League

  • In a shocking development, NHL Player Safety is even more toothless than Andrew Shaw. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Tobias Rieder has formally requested a trade. How would the Coyotes’ roster look if the honor that request? [Five for Howling]
  • Matthias Janmark is the latest Dallas forward to suffer an injury in the preseason. [Defending Big D]
  • Highly touted defensive prospect Ivan Provorov is ready to join the big club in Philadelphia. [Broadstreet Hockey]
  • The Flames can afford to pay Johnny Gaudreau $8M per year and they should. [NHL Numbers]
  • Brandon Pirri is a solid NHL forward but he might not fit into the Rangers lineup. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Kyle Quincey has a chance to earn a regular spot in New Jersey. [All About the Jersey]
  • Who is Toronto’s #1 defender? [NHL Numbers]
  • The Red Wings have a pretty sweet new goal celebration. [Wings Nation]/