Quick Strikes for Saturday, Sept. 3

Cooper trusts in Kucherov, and Bishop was almost a Flame.

The Lightning/Crunch


  • Scott Gomez hangs ‘em up, and his hometown paper has the full story in detail. [Alaskan Dispatch News]
  • Gomez’s old teammate on Broadway, Chris Drury, has been named an assistant general manager for the Rangers. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Ryan Carter is headed to the Wild’s training camp... on a PTO. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Tracking the Penguins’ all-time scoring sheet. [Pensburgh]
  • The quest for mediocre Devils offense. [All About the Jersey]
  • Because of the World Cup, the Blackhawks will be holding camp in Chicago, not the University of Notre Dame. [Second City Hockey]
  • Playing the Red Wing Mythbusters: Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist are bad together. [Winging It in Motown]
  • Getting scientific about the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes on the Prize]/

The Game

  • Team North America won’t be held back by age. [NHL.com]
  • But they’ll be without Sean Monahan./
  • More player replacements: Corey Perry will replace Jeff Carter. [Yahoo Sports]
  • They’re dropping like flies. Consider David Krejci also out. [Boston Globe]
  • Team USA will be taking over Columbus./