Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning protect Coburn, expose Koekkoek and Dotchin

Koekkoek? Coburn? Dotchin? GAH!

The Bolts

Tampa Bay Lightning announce expansion draft protection list. "JT Brown, Cedric Paquette, Jason Garrison, Jake Dotchin, and Slater Koekkoek among those exposed." [Raw Charge]

The Bay Bolts had a round table to discuss who would be protected on Tampa’s list. Go see if any of them guessed Coburn, unlike us! “The forwards that have a No-Movement Clauses (NMC) are Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan. And the sole defenseman that has a NMC is Victor Hedman. Below are our staff’s predictions for the Tampa Bay protected list.” [Bay Bolts]

There are many mock drafts out there with many different opinions. Could the Tampa Bay Lightning take Juuso Valimaki with their first round pick? [Fan Rag Sports]

Speaking of mock drafts, have you been following the one our network is doing? Jump on if not! [SB Nation NHL]

Opinions on the Lightning’s protected and unprotected list vary widely, especially when it comes to the Coburn-Dotchin-Koekkoek situation. Michael Stuart has one. [The Lightning Lounge]

The worst case for the Lightning in the expansion draft could just be Vegas taking Slater Koekkoek. [SB Nation NHL]

Looking for yet another different opinion on the Lightning’s protected list? Look no further! [SB Nation NHL]

Here’s the full protected list for the Lightning in one handy tweet:

Former Bolt Jonathan Drouin posted his goodbye tweet to the Lightning organization and its fans:

The Lightning made an adorable video tribute to the dads on the team!

Several players took to social media to thank their fathers on this special day.

The Best Dad I could ever have! #fathersday

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Happy Father's Day to the fathers

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To the man who made me who I am today. Happy Father's Day @spokehockey. Thank you for everything!

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2 3 🙏🏽

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The Crunch

Crunch goalie Mike McKenna spent his Father’s Day at the Magic Kingdom. Cuteness ensued:

Did you miss our photo gallery from game 6 of the Calder Cup final? We took one last look at the Syracuse Crunch team that meant so much to their fans yesterday. [Raw Charge]

The Game

Confused about who is protected and who is not across the league? We got you, fam. [NHL]

CapFriendly is on top of the expansion situation:

Cap information for the 2017-18 NHL season has been officially released:

I. Can’t. Even.