Quick Strikes for Saturday, November 8

A 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick wants to prove he's pro-ready, Phil Esposito talks Tampa Bay success, and some news about the Green Men.

  • After participating in Lightning training camp and playing the preseason in France with the Syracuse Crunch, 2014 draft pick Cameron Darcy was returned to juniors to get stronger. Now, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' leading scorer is trying to prove he belongs in the professional ranks. [Cape Breton Star]
  • AUDIO: Tampa Bay Lightning founder Phil Esposito spoke on the radio about the early success for the Bolts this season and how the team is "finding ways to win": [970 WFLA]
  • You may have seen recent reports that advertisements on NHL sweaters are coming soon. Habs Eyes on the Prize has decided to provide some mock-ups of how those sweaters could look for all 16 Eastern Conference teams. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Lyle Richardson explains why it just doesn't make sense to say that some teams in the league are tanking this season in the race for a top draft choice. [Spector's Hockey]
  • There was talk earlier this week of the "glow puck" making a comeback. But don't worry, folks; it may not be in the way that you think. [Puck Daddy]
  • It turns out that fighting doesn't do a lot for the game, as some may suggest. Here is an analysis of the advanced statistics surrounding fighting, showing why teams may be better off without it. [The Hockey News]
  • The Dallas Stars have been struggling out of the gate this season and teams have taken notice. There were 11 scouts at their game on Thursday night, mostly representing Eastern Conference teams. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Vancouver Canucks games will be noticeably lacking going forward as the famed Green Men have have announced thew're hanging up the spandex after this season. [YouTube]
  • University of Minnesota netminder (and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect) Adam Wilcox sees your "knock the goal off its moorings" David Leggio, and raises you this stop on a 2-on-0 break. [SBN College Hockey]