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Quick Strikes for Friday, October 3

The Tampa Bay Lightning are vulnerable in net?, Brett Connolly carving out a role in the NHL lineup, and a bunch of Ottawa Senators news in your Friday morning linkset.

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  • Sean McIndoe (Down Goes Brown) has the Tampa Bay Lightning as members of the "No-Clue" division, and wonders aloud if the Bolts have the depth in net to survive an injury (or regression) to Ben Bishop. [Grantland]
  • Brett Connolly might not be lighting up the statsheet the way he did last year in the preseason, but he's still carving out a full-time spot in the NHL lineup for himself. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Tampa Bay prospect and Miami of Ohio forward Jimmy Mullin is done for the season due to an injury sustained last season. [SB Nation College Hockey Blog]
  • Lots of former Bolts in this nifty infographic demonstrating the Edmonton Oilers' shift towards more good possession players (and Keith Aulie). [Sportsnet]
  • Hockey Graphs has a breakdown of five NHLers you should definitely avoid selecting in your fantasy draft. [Hockey Graphs]
  • It might be false hope, but Bobby Ryan re-signing with the Ottawa Senators give fans of that "internal budget" team some hope, for once. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Combine the Bobby Ryan extension with the captaincy in Ottawa going to Erik Karlsson and you have the recipe for the 'best day ever'. [Bonk's Mullet]
  • Some video from Roberto Luongo and Jonathan Huberdeau on the 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Lightning last night -- the first of two preseason tilts leading into the regular season opener next week. [Florida Panthers Official Site]
  • U.S. Olympian Hilary Knight will practice with the Anaheim Ducks today. [NHL.com]
  • Andrew Barroway, who tried and failed to purchase both the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders in the past two years, is reportedly about to become the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes, so fire up your relocation rumor mills. [New York Post]
  • Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson talks about the team's preseason-opening victory the Syracuse Crunch in Lyon, France. [Chirbit]