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Tuesday night link dump and open thread

Lightning links

  • Ile Bizzard gives Vincent Lecavalier an edifice complex...  no, wait, ICE complex.  His name is on something, that's the point [West Island Gazette]
  • Cedrick Desjardins asked out of Montreal, where he was #4 on the system depth chart. [The AHL]
  • A Boston-angled preview of the Bolts [NESN]
  • In case you missed it or just skipped the link), we were asked a bunch of questions about the Lightning in SB Nation's Summer Fill series [Copper & Blue]
  • Simon Gagne is impressed by Lightning head coach Guy Boucher [Canoe.ca - fair warning: broken translation]
  • GM Steve Yzerman is at the World Hockey Summit, here's a video of him talking about the need to grow the game [TB Lightning]
  • Mike Flanagan will be one of Jon Cooper's assistants with the Norfolk Admirals.  He had been with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL [Bolt Prospects]

Hockey links

  • Tomas Kaberle's father, Pension Plan Puppets, and the Toronto Sun.  In Summary [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Antero Niittymaki's new facemask art in San Jose (miss ya, Frank) [Sharkspage]
  • Wrap Around Curl encourages everyone to make an effort to end a juvenile and demeaning approach  around the game this season [Wrap Around Curl]
  • Did you check out CCPT Radio's latest show?  John Fischer was the guest [CCPT Show - Blog Talk Radio]

General linkis

  • We've been following the PensionPlanPuppets.com / Toronto Sun war pretty closely, as it affects us and other sport bloggers in thanks to traditional media not being able to keep up with information at the rate bloggers and the social media present it to the masses [Something's Bruin]
  • What we already know, proven in a study:  Baseball front offices (and generally pro sport teams) slow to trust independent bloggers [University of Texas at Austin]
  • Was Scott Kazmir traded from the Rays to the Angels because of a bad influence on David Price? [Rays Index]
  • The Big East college football preview is up (and the South Florida Bulls are down) [SB Nation]
  • Ronde Barber does not want to be traded to the Baltimore Ravens.  The problem is, the suggested trade and the denial are both concotions of Tampa Tribune beat writer Ira Kaufman [BucStats]