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Quick Strikes for Sunday, September 28

In this Sunday morning edition of Quick Strikes, the Bolts have something to prove this season, hockey talk returns on the local airwaves, and a feature on Jeff Vinik's plans for downtown Tampa.

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  • The regular season is right around the corner and Fan Interference, a weekly podcast on local radio station 98.7 The Fan, has begun. In this week's podcast, the expectations for the Lightning are discussed. [CBS Tampa]
  • When the regular season begins on October 9, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have something to prove. [NHL.com]
  • Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has big plans for downtown Tampa, including convincing a major company to relocate to downtown Tampa. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Puck Sage has a list of four players who need to be traded. At the top of the list is Ryan Johansen, who has been involved in ugly contract negotiations with the Columbus Blue Jackets. [Puck Sage]
  • Toni McIntyre says that the NHL's "culture of safety" contradicts the culture of hockey. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Here is a pretty cool feature on some of the training that NHL players endure during the offseason in preparation for training camp and the regular season. [ESPN]