Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning have 12/1 odds of winning the 2018 Cup, per Bovado

There’s also a ton of Syracuse Crunch news on this, Game 6 day.

The Bolts

What non-playoff team has the highest Movado odds of winning the Cup next year? Tampa Bay Lightning, at 12/1. [Fox Sports]

Matt Sammon and Chad Shnarr got together to discuss Tampa Bay Lightning expansion and trade deadline what-ifs on Lightning Power Play. [TBLPowerPlay]

Tampa Bay Lightning makes the list of the five most controversial calls at #2 in 2004. Don't ever ask a Flames fan what they think of this game... "One win from clinching their second Stanley Cup in franchise history, the Calgary Flames thought they had taken a 3-2 lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a power-play goal by forward Martin Gelinas with 6:57 remaining in regulation." [ESPN]

And Tampa Bay makes the list of five players who got revenge on their former team, too. Martin St. Louis, 6 points against the Flames. [The Hockey News]

Yesterday, Tom Hunter interviewed Vic Carneiro, Director of Player Personnel for the Soo Greyhounds, to see what he had to say about Boris Katchouk. Interesting insight into how the Tampa Bay Lightning system treats its prospects. [Raw Charge]

And Matt discussed how we stole 3 points from Connor McDavid in last season's series against the Oilers. [Raw Charge]

The Crunch

A few years ago, the Norfolk gang brought their skateboards up from Virginia and used them to get around. This season, Crunch players Dominik Masin and Ben Thomas have bonded over a similar mode of transportation. [Syracuse.com]

Hockey cellys? Hockey cellys.

Only four teams in Calder Cup Finals history have won Games 6 and 7 of the series to win the championship. The Crunch looks to add their name to that small list. [AHL Morning Skate 6.12.17]

The Game

The Pittsburgh Penguin’s championship roster was dotted with AHL grads who now have their name on the Stanley Cup:

And NCAA players too:

Good reminder about the salary cap as we head towards July 1:

It’s never too early to start thinking about betting on next year’s Stanley Cup:

The Colorado Avalanche teased a bit of their new look yesterday:

The Edmonton Oilers franchise had a dramatic turnaround in 2016-17 thanks, in part, to their goaltending. [In Goal Mag]

The Hartford Wolf Pack, farm team of the New York Rangers, has a new coach:

The Stockton Heat, AHL farm team of Calgary, is having a merchandise sale. [Stockton Heat]