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Quick Strikes for Monday, September 22

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Notes form Sunday's public scrimmage at the Ice Sports Forum, Steven Stamkos isn't he only leader on the Lightning, Ryan Johansen shenanigans continue, and that Marty Saint Lewis guy is having a blast in New York.

"Two dollars.  Plus tip."
"Two dollars. Plus tip."
Justin K. Aller
  • Raw Charge's own Clark Brooks will be appearing on the Kirk and Kage show on 98.7 The Fan around 8:20 this morning, here's a link to a live stream of the broadcast if you're up early and want to catch him talking Lightning hockey. [98.7 The Fan]
  • Notes of all sorts from Sunday's scrimmage at Brandon Ice Sports Forum including Team Blue (with Ben Bishop and Kristers Gudlevskis) being shut out by team White (with Evgeni Nabokov and Andrei Vasilevskiy) 1-0. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • While Steven Stamkos wears the "C" on his chest, he's not alone as a leader on the club - Eric Brewer, Ryan Callahan, and newcomer Brendan Morrow have that experience (as team leaders) to their names. [TBO]
  • "But now it's Connolly's turn. It's a make-or-break season for Connolly[....[ The Lightning is counting on him to not only make the team but also battle for top-nine minutes. Connolly has to earn a job and is eager to finally fulfill his potential." [Tampa Bay Times]
  • It was due to happen at one point or another: Ryan Johansen, who wants many many dollars in a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, now has rumors of being courted by the KHL tied to his name. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's tough watching NHL games when you're in Europe because of the time difference. Here's a list of all the games that start before 10 PM CET this season. [Reddit]
  • Touchy subject alert: Martin St. Louis is showing youthful exuberance at the New York Rangers fall training camp. [New York Daily News]
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