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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, September 10

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In this Wednesday edition of Quick Strikes, mourning the loss of legendary USA Hockey player Bob Suter, commentary about the new head of the Department of Player Safety, and a new venture for Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

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  • Scott Stevens made a "personal decision" to step down as assistant coach of the New Jersey Devils for the 2014-15 season. Stevens played for the Devils from 1991 until his retirement in 2004. [Puck Daddy]
  • Three years after Derek Boogaard died of an accidental overdose, arrests have been made in the case. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Sad news to report, as Bob Suter has passed away from an apparent heart attack. Bob Suter was the father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and a member of Team USA when they won gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. [SB Nation College Hockey]
  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Smaby has been invited on a tryout to the Arizona Coyotes' training camp. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Days after the Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch renewed their affiliation agreement for two more years, the Ottawa Senators and Binghamton Senators completed a four-year agreement:

  • Speaking of the Ottawa Senators, here is a fun little dictionary of terms used by Sens fans. [Radek Bonk's Mullet]
  • Off the topic of hockey: Our own Nolan Whyte just had his novel, "Among the Humans," listed on Google Play. [Google Play]
  • The NHL recently named a new boss in the Department of Player Safety. But is Stephane Quintal that much different from Brendan Shanahan? Would the NHL allow him to be? [Two Pad Stack]
  • The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League have a new owner. It is none other than Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres. [Die by the Blade]