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Quick strikes and links: May 30, 2012

It's summer and things are moving along at summer's pace: a lurch and a stall. But there's still plenty to talk about in the world of hockey. Your links for this week.

QOTW: What would you change about the NHL?

No-touch icing? Realignment? More intense contract restrictions? No more Gary Bettman? What would you change in the NHL?

Three years ago on Raw Charge: Officiating sucks

Linking to a past post chronicling the absurdity of NHL officiating. How little has changed in three seasons is unnerving.

Question of the Week: The Story of 2011

2011 had a year of stories for the sport of hockey, but which one was most important to the game? Raw Charge's staff opines on what they found to be the biggest story of the past year.

Reports say Campbell out, Shanahan in as NHL's disciplinarian

Following a tumultous run, Colin Campbell is stepping down from his role as head disciplinarian for the NHL and will likely be replaced by Brendan Shanahan.

Take a deep breath: The refs are not out the get the Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning fans are understandably frustrated by the on-ice officiating. But it's no worse than usual.

Game 37: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

The Tampa Bay Lightning fall in a devastating 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in Tampa, losing in the last 2 minutes of the game.

Tampa Bay Lightning loses to Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1

And while a tongue-lashing from GM Brian Lawton is making all the news, I can safely say Club Two Minutes is alive and well after some of the referee antics during this one. Captain Vincent Lecavalier extended his goalless streak to 14 games, and left wing Alex Tanguay increased his to 10. The Bolts will be off until Thursday, and expect potential changes to the roster makeup before then...

A day later...

Stephen Walkom, while not legally blind, stands behind the worst officiating decision by a referee in 2008-09.

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