Quick Strikes for Tuesday, August 30
The rise of Koekkoek, Sustr’s gloves and Datsyuk has been a bad boy.
- Andrej Sustr shows off his gloves for the World Cup./
Rukavice pro @narodnitym dnes dorazili! Za tyden to zacne!🇨🇿 @WarriorHockey #WCH pic.twitter.com/3KXCnoxFRh— Andrej Sustr (@AndrejSustr) August 29, 2016
- Slater Koekkoek looking to take the next step. [NBC Sports]
- Best of the Bolts vote final four is open: Extra attacker sinks Islanders vs. Stopping an Avalanche. [Tampa Bay Lightning] /
- Tweet of the week on the four-time Lady Byng recipient: /
Pavel Datsyuk has been fined by the KHL for hitting an opponent with his stick. The KHL.... it changes you, man. It changes you. #RedWings— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) August 29, 2016
- Watch the unveiling of the Al Arbour Rink, the Islanders’ practice rink. [Newsday]
- The 1972 Summit Series team, including Phil Esposito, Ken Dryden, Peter Mahovlich and coach Harry Sinden are taking off on a Canadian tour. [Toronto Sun]
- The Las Vegas franchise has trademarked three nicknames. [NHL.com]
- A few of the best Twitter responses to the news about those trademarks:/
How about Las Vegas Knights, but pronounced like the French in "Holy Grail"?— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) August 29, 2016
"Knights! Trademark issue!"
"No. It's 'Kuh-nig-its.' "
Las Vegas Sand Knights is such a dumb name. Hey Internet, got anything better?— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) August 29, 2016
...Sand Knights, then.
- Nick Kypreos appearing on Steve Dangle’s podcast is a big deal. Apparently. [Sportsnet]
- Ted Lindsay was a bright spot on a rainy day of charity event. [Today’s Slapshot]
- The Blue Jackets hired three-time Cup champ John Madden to coach their AHL affiliate./
Had #CBJ not hired John Madden as @monstershockey coach, he was headed back to Univ. of Michigan to finish degree and work w hockey program.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) August 29, 2016
- 10 unknown players to know for the World Cup. [CBC]
- The story of a KHL team revealing a statue to adopted cat outside arena goes back to 2014. [Yahoo Sports]/