Quick strikes and links for Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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Lightning News

  • B.J. Crombeen is more versatile than his physical reputation lets on [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Tampa Bay has inquired about unrestricted free agent forward Shane Doan... But the Coyote veteran's camp has been unresponsive [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Lightning brass - GM Steve Yzerman, Assistant GMs Julien BriseBois and Pat Verbeek, and others are in Syracuse today to visit with the Syracuse Crunch. Follow updates from the Crunch and from the Syracuse Post Standard on Twitter
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning utilize advanced statistics, and so will Bolt Prospects [Bolt Prospects]
  • International hockey destination: Tampa, Florida. The Brandon Ice Sports Forum is hosting a hockey camp with Swedish children / teens this week [TBO]
  • Brandon Segal, who contributed to the Norfolk Admirals in their Calder Cup title run in 2012, as well as spending some time on the Lightning roster, was signed by the New York Rangers [Blueshirt Banter]

NHL News

  • Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, and their txt conversation prior to deciding to sign with the Minnesota Wild [Overtime]
  • Former Lightning goalie Dan Ellis is seeking work, and being proactive in hunting for a job [The Province]
  • ...and of course Greg Wyshynski has coverage for posterity sake [Puck Daddy]
  • Many have a negative opinion of Pierre McGuire, while others appreciate his insight into the game during hockey broadcasts. Some think he's a realistic choice for a front office job somewhere in the league. This 1994 contrasts that notion. [Hartford Courant]
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