Quick Strikes for Saturday, August 16

  • Former Bolt Simon Gagne was reportedly invited to training camp on a tryout by the Boston Bruins. This comes after a season during which Gagne did not play in the NHL. [NESN]
  • Six NHL players, including Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon, have come to the Sunshine State to train at Germain Arena, home of the Florida Everblades. [Naples Daily News]
  • Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said 41-year-old Daniel Alfredsson could attend training camp on a tryout. The veteran forward has been considering retirement after playing on a one-year contract last season. [The Score]
  • Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning front office took it to the next level when they took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, responding to a challenge from the Florida Panthers. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Yesterday was Tampa Bay Lightning day on Pro Hockey Talk. As part of their Team of the Day series, PHT has been asking fans who they thought were the great players in franchise history. The greatest player for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as voted by the fans, was none other than Martin St. Louis. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Maybe you've heard the name Kevin Hayes invoked lately and were left scratching your head and wondering who he is? The Boston College player is a 2010 NHL draftee who is about to hit the free agent market. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sports Illustrated conducted a vote on the most iconic cover of all time as part of the magazine's 60th anniversary. The "Miracle on Ice" cover took the title by a landslide. [Sports Illustrated]