Quick Strikes for Monday, August 8

A momentous day for a Dallas Stars family, another great day for a family in Nova Scotia, and a long-awaited day for Jacques Martin. All that and more is coming up here in your Monday morning Quick Strikes.

The Bolts

  • In this ongoing series over at OHL Prospects, they take a look at the Ontario Hockey League prospects of all 30 NHL teams. Up next, the Tampa Bay Lightning. [OHL Prospects]


  • Penny Oleksiak, the 16-year-old sister of Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, raced to bronze and silver medals for Team Canada in swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. [NHL.com]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Jacques Martin has waited a long time for this moment. Today, he will spend his long awaited day with the Stanley Cup. It was a dream 30 years in the making. [NHL.com]
  • Speaking of the Pittsburgh Penguins, it is kinda hard to hate on superstar forward Sidney Crosby considering his deep skill set. It is especially hard to hate on him after he surprised a family to sign autographs in his native Nova Scotia. [Puck Daddy]
  • Hockey. Dogs. Stanley Cup. You're welcome:

  • As we patiently await the name of the new NHL team in Las Vegas, here is a badass jersey and team name concept. The Peregrines? Wait until you see! [The Sin Bin]

The Sport

  • Hey, look! It's Alex Ovechkin on a pair of roller blades in Russia. No, really. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • It is hard to believe it has been four years since Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom retired from the NHL. He has kept busy though, working as an adviser for Team Sweden and coaching his kids. [NHL.com]
  • Several countries have descended upon Plymouth, Mich. (near my parents' hometown, by the way) for a U.S. Junior Hockey tournament. Canada -€” well, they haven't been doing so great. [Toronto Sun]