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Quick Strikes for Thursday, November 20

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Andrej Sustr and his second-season game improves, a new online store for fans of Tampa Bay sports teams, Calder Award speculation and more in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • The Lightning has gotten much better results from a more mature Andrej Sustr this season, and the club sees tremendous upside from the defenseman in the near future. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The Bolts came out with a fun little quiz yesterday just in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season: Which Lightning jersey should you own? [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, parent company of the Lightning, has debuted a new online shopping site geared toward fans of Tampa Bay sports teams. You'll find items of not only the Lightning but the Buccaneers and Rays as well. [Tampa Bay Sports]
  • Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show, recently delivered the pros and cons of Las Vegas securing an NHL team. Vladislav Namestnikov got a nice shout-out in this video. [ESPN]
  • The Hockey News ranked all 30 fan bases around the NHL. The Lightning didn't fare well. [The Hockey News]
  • Speculation has begun on who will win the Calder Award for best rookie this season. Unlike the preseason (where predictions were based on hype - and all laid lofty expectations on Lightning LW Jonathan Drouin - these are based off results. [Two Pad Stack]
  • Rocco Grimaldi, prospect of the Florida Panthers, pulled off a rare feat: Playing in the AHL and the NHL in the same day. [Fox Sports Florida]
  • Alex Avila, a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, might switch from a catcher's helmet to a goalie mask after being the victim of several concussions. [The Detroit News]
  • Mike Milbury mused about the front office... and Bob McKenzie zinged him in the most accurate fashion. [reddit - multimedia links inside]
  • Finally, check out this long-form feature on expected 2015 first overall draft pick Connor McDavid. [SB Nation]