Quick Strikes for Saturday, October 11

In this Saturday edition of Quick Strikes, some information about a new hockey analytics show that will begin airing in North America, 10 AHL rookies to watch this season, and a Q&A between two hockey legends.

  • TSN has announced "the first hockey analytics show in North America." TSN Hockey Analytics will air every Saturday afternoon. [Bell Media/TSN]
  • Many fans prefer that their team has a tough defense. That may not actually be a good thing according to Silver Seven Sens, comparing defensemen Mark Borowiecki and Patrick Wiercioch. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Here are 10 AHL rookies to watch this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning and its fans will definitely be watching one of the players on this list, Andrei Vasilevskiy. [Shnarped]
  • Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, the Bolts Social Captain for the home opener on Thursday, joined Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop on the ice yesterday afternoon. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The rumors that Chris Pronger would join the NHL Department of Player Safety were confirmed yesterday. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • This is a Q&A between two hockey legends. Gordie Howe answers Wayne Gretzky's questions about his playing days, including why he chose the famous No. 9. Mr. Hockey's newest book will be released October 14. [Yahoo! Sports]