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Quick Strikes for Thursday, October 16

Another high power ranking for the Lightning, a contradictory no-goal call by the NHL, a feature on Sidney Crosby's younger sister and more in our Quick Strikes for Thursday, October 16.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have been consistently ranking in the top-5 of the power rankings since the season began a week ago. This one ranks the team as No. 4. [The Score]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers, on the other hand, aren't doing so well. Vinny Lecavalier has had a rough start since signing with the team in the summer of 2013, and it was recently announced he will again miss time with an injury. [ESPN]
  • This seems like a relevant place to promote the "Free Vinny" t-shirt. [The Raw  Charge Store]
  • In his latest "C'mon Ref" segment, longtime NHL referee Kerry Fraser says a no-goal call during Monday's game between the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins exposes a contradiction in the rulebook. [TSN]
  • With the World Cup of Hockey on the verge of making a return for 2016, Joe Yerdon says it is time we forget about the Olympics. [SB Nation]
  • Sure, the Florida Panthers' attendance numbers have been bad recently. But this problem is nothing new. [Sportsnet]
  • Taylor Crosby grew up watching her older brother Sidney Crosby develop into one of the best hockey players in the world. Now, she is trying to forge her own path as a goaltender for Northeastern University. [SB Nation]
  • Brett Hedican, who played 17 seasons in the NHL, has partnered in the development of a smartphone app. [Business Journal]
  • Every single 2014-15 NHL Media Guides (all 30 teams and more) can be found on a Hockey's Future message board post (in PDF  format). [Hockey's Future]