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Quick strikes and links for Friday, July 6th, 2012

"How ya' doin'?  Enjoying the off-season so far?"
"How ya' doin'? Enjoying the off-season so far?"

Lightning News

  • Mike Gallimore has been keeping tabs on the Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp. Read his observations on Day Oneand Day Two [Electric Blue Hockey Test]
  • One concern about Matt Carle is that his numbers are inflated, with thanks to playing with strong defensive partners. Geoffrey Detweiler tries to dispel that myth. [SB Nation Philly]
  • The strange coincidence about the Carle signing? It happened four years to the day of his first acquisition by the Tampa Bay Lightning [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Carle, and Sami Salo for that matter, are specimens of the Lightning's continuing revolving door on defense [The Hockey Writers]
  • In former Bolts news, Bruno Gervais and Ruslan Fedotenko have inked deals with the Philadelphia Flyers [Broad Street Hockey]
  • InGoal Magazine has a lengthy interview with Anders Lindback [InGoal Magazine]
  • Steven Stamkos ranks pretty well in this Fantasy Hockey ranking of centers [Angus Certified]

NHL News

  • Who to blame in Nashville? Ryan Suter for jumping ship or David Poile? [On The Forecheck]
  • With Suter and Zach Parise and a very noteworthy changing of the guard in Minnesota, is it time for the Minnesota Wild to update their look to coincide? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Suter and Parise are off the board, as is Carle and Jaromir Jagr. Lighthouse Hockey lists some of the other big names still out there for the taking [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • This is a couple of days old, but the Peter Principle is alive and well in the NHL. Certain GMs are in the position and showing how it's beyond their abilities. Hockey Rants]
  • Prime Example of this is Scott Howson with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who has taken a cue from the Chuck LaMar school of general managing and asks too much for his wares [Backhand Shelf]
  • Anonymous accounts on Twitter are common, as is anonymous people posing as in-the-know on their accounts (hello, Eklund). Here's an example of the ridiculousness of one such rumor-mongering account [Edmonton Journal]