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Quick Strikes for Friday, September 19

Welcome to Day 2 of training camp! In this Friday edition of Quick Strikes, we have a lot of news from the Lightning and around the NHL, including some video from General Manager Steve Yzerman and Head Coach Jon Cooper.

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  • An authorized biography of the Finnish Flash, Teemu Selanne, was released yesterday in Finland. In the book, the 44-year-old future Hall of Famer claimed that if anyone except Bruce Boudreau were coaching his former team, the Anaheim Ducks, he would probably still be playing. [Sportsnet]
  • There may not be any televised Tampa Bay Lightning preseason games, but there is hockey to watch soon. NHL Network has announced that it will broadcast 22 live preseason games starting this Sunday, September 21. [NHL Official Site]
  • To celebrate the start of the 2014-15 NHL season, Sean McIndoe came up with a list of resolutions we all should have, including getting rid of the "loser point." [Down Goes Brown]
  • The war of words between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen has heated up in a big way. Now it's just getting ugly. [Two Pad Stack]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman speaks to the media (video below) about his offseason transactions and expectations for training camp during Media Day events at Amalie Arena:

  • Head Coach Jon Cooper also spoke to the media Thursday morning as part of Media Day:

  • Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop's wrist may not be at 100 percent yet, but he says that will let that hold him back as he goes through training camp. [Tampa Bay Times]