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Quick Strikes for Monday, September 29

With Fan Fest in the rear view, a recap, a podcast about the Lightning, and the Praise family rallies during trying times. Your Monday morning reads are here.

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  • Carolina Hurricanes fans running Canes Weekly Podcast had there (ta-da!) weekly podcast, focused on the Tampa Bay Lightning this week with our own Clark Brooks as the guest [Canes Weekly Podcast]
  • Alexis Boucher has a complete first-hand recap of the events from Saturday at Tampa Bay Lightning fan fest. [Lightning Shout!]
  • In case you're wondering and missed it in the off season, we've got the complete Tampa Bay Lightning schedule here. [Raw Charge]
  • New York Islanders fans have had it rough while watching games in the undersized, ancient Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. At Barclays Center, they'll just have the annoyance of a center-ice scoreboard that isn't at center ice. [imgur]
  • Kansas City saw NHL action on Saturday, and the crowd was pretty good... [kansascity.com]
  • ...here's the visual proof. [imgur]
  • Former Lightning defenseman Brian Lee has been released from his professional try out with the Nashville Predators. [Facebook]
  • The Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise's family is facing trying times at the moment, but the family unites and goes on while his father, J.P. Parise, battles illness. [StarTribune.com]