Quick strikes for Wednesday, August 13

High rankings for Drouin and Vasilevskiy; is the Detroit Red Wings juggernaut dying? Morning links and open thread is here.

  • Jonathan Drouin and Andrei Vasileskiy are top prospects in ESPN Insider rankings and preseason tickets for the Lightning are on sale now! [TBO]
  • The Tampa Bay Times acquired the police report for Ryan Malone from his DUI/Possession arrest. His agent is onfident Malone will land somewhere too. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Florida Panthers. Relocation. It could actually end up on the table by way of local government intervention. [The Hockey News]
  • Meanwhile, Victor Coleman is the potential owner of a Seattle NHL franchise... if the NHL expands to Seattle, that is. [King 5]
  • Is the glory of the Detroit Red Wings fading with the aging roster? I think this article sells them short, what was accomplished last year in the face of injuries... Still, how long does the playoff streak last? [Two Pad Stack]
  • Speaking of aging teams, the San Jose Sharks now see Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau as part of the solution. [Fear the Fin]