Quick Strikes for Wednesday, August 27

Some good news for Lightning fans, a feature on the man behind the NHL-to-Seattle push, and some competition for Jonathan Drouin make up the Quick Strikes for your Wednesday morning.Follow @dbaldwin1215

  • On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was the subject of "Five Questions With...," a regular segment on NHL.com. Bishop has been working hard throughout the summer to rehabilitate his injured shoulder and wrist and should be ready for training camp, a huge relief for Lightning fans. [NHL]
  • Ahh, the NHL-to-Seattle saga continues. Walter McLaughlin of The Hockey Writers wrote a feature on Victor Coleman, who has been called "the real deal" by NHL executives. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Hockey has been rapidly expanding in Europe for the past several years. Five years after the Champions Hockey League went defunct due to the failing economy, the league has made a return, with 44 teams from 12 European countries competing. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Back here in North America, Greg Wyshynski takes a look at 10 players to watch in the 2014-15 NHL season. [Puck Daddy]
  • One player to keep an eye on this season will be Chicago's Teuvo Teravainen, who is expected to give Jonathan Drouin some intense competition for the Calder Trophy for best rookie this year. [The Third Man In]
  • Speaking of Chicago, Blackhawks blogger Satchel Price measures expectations for former Bolt Brad Richards after signing a one-year deal in the Windy City. [Second City Hockey]
  • Finally, this is a testament to the growth of hockey in the southern United States, as Arizona State, a Division I club in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, opened camp with 150 players trying out for the team:

Assuming that ice hockey is your favorite sport, what is your second favorite sport?

Football (American)158
Motor sports (F1, INdy Car, NASCAR, etc)12
Soccer / Football49
There are sports besides hockey?73