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Quick Strikes for Friday, October 17

In this October 17 edition of Quick Strikes, USA Hockey’s Anne Schleper mic’d up for practice with the Bolts, a chance for fans to ask a Lightning player a question for the Sunday newspaper, and the planned demolition of an iconic NHL arena.

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US Olympic hockey player Anne Schleper (left) recently participated with the Tampa Bay Lightning in a morning skate.
US Olympic hockey player Anne Schleper (left) recently participated with the Tampa Bay Lightning in a morning skate.
Martin Rose
  • USA Hockey's Anne Schleper recently became just the second female player to practice with an NHL team, and she did it with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Check out this video of her mic'd up during the team's morning skate before their game against the Montreal Canadiens:

  • Julien BriseBois said that Jonathan Drouin's conditioning stint with the Syracuse Crunch will essentially be like his preseason before jumping into an NHL game. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Joe Smith, the beat writer for the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times, will be taking questions to ask a Lightning player for Sunday's mailbag:

  • Bob McKenzie reported on NBCSN that the Detroit Red Wings again have interest in acquiring Tyler Myers from the Buffalo Sabres. The cost, however, may be very steep. [The Score]
  • A blogger for the Winnipeg Jets says it is time we grow up and face the issue of domestic violence, and stop giving troubled athletes a free pass. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Since arriving in Vancouver, Ryan Miller has had to adjust to the Canucks' new style. Here is an excellent piece on the specific adjustments Miller has made. [NHL]
  • Joe Louis Arena, an iconic building in Detroit since it was constructed in 1979, will be demolished in 2017, according to reports. Last month, ground was broken on a new arena for the team. [The Globe and Mail]
  • There was a scary moment during last night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Dallas Stars, as Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis was taken off the ice on a stretch after being struck in the upper back/neck area by a puck. [NHL]