Quick Strikes for Tuesday, September 23
Happy Tuesday, hockey fans! Tonight is the first night of the Tampa Bay Lightning's preseason campaign. In our Tuesday Quick Strikes, we have a few links to get you ready for the action, as well as others from around the hockey world.
- While signings in the NHL during the offseason have quite a bit of media coverage, American Hockey League deals tend to fly a little under the radar. Here is a spreadsheet, courtesy of Eric Rogers from Tend The Farm, with updated AHL player signings. [Google Spreadsheets]
- Recently, writers from around the Lightning blogosphere, including our own Kyle Alexander, Clark Brooks, and John Fontana, gave their take on who would be the breakout star for the Bolts this season. [Tampa Bay Lightning Official Site]
- Here is a pretty cool moment, as the cast of the D2: The Mighty Ducks reunited to form the infamous Flying V. [TSN]
- Peter Karmanos, owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, has hired an investment bank to help him find someone who will succeed him as owner. [TSN]
- The Tampa Bay Lightning's young stars will get their time to shine tomorrow night when they take on the Nashville Predators. Among them, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his NHL preseason debut. [Tampa Bay Times]
- Marco Perruzza, better known as Hope Smoke, spends five or six hours per day transcribing the exchanges on Toronto's sports talk radio stations for his Twitter followers. [National Post]
- John Scott is not a deterrent. [Fear the Fin]
- Have you been following the still-unfolding Ryan Johanson/Columbus Blue Jackets drama and been hoping someone would just recap it all nicely so you could understand it all? Hope no more. [The Cannon]
- What to expect from Devin Setoguchi in 2014-15 as he looks to rebound with the Calgary Flames. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
- An analytical look at which coaching changes did (or didn't) help their respective teams. Michel Therrien is featured prominently. [Hockey Graphs]
At which forward spot will Jonathan Drouin play the majority of the 2014-15 season?