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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, January 20

The Lightning secures the top spot in the Week 15 power rankings, a list of 10 horrible trades from the past decade, drastic improvements for Gordie Howe and much more.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning has had continued success against its opponents since January 1. That is in large part due to Ben Bishop's play as of late. [theScore]
  • Even with the increased use of of analytics in the hockey world, it is tough to evaluate defensemen for various reasons, listed within. [The Faceoff Circle]
  • There have been some historically bad trades in the NHL. Lyle Richardson of Spector's Hockey fame compiles a list of 10 from the past decade. [Bleacher Report]
  • The United States U-18 team had a little fun with its jerseys last week. Star Wars, anyone? [Puck Daddy]
  • NHL veteran Todd Bertuzzi, who recently signed with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, suffered a knee injury over the weekend. [theScore]
  • Gordie Howe has dramatically improved since his stroke in late October. After receiving stem cell treatments in an attempt to help him recover, his walking has drastically improved and he can even do some light stick handling. [The Detroit News]
  • The 2016 Winter Classic will reportedly feature the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins at Gilette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. It would be the second Winter Classic to feature the Bruins and to be played in Massachusetts. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tyler Seguin's play has improved dramatically since being traded by the Bruins to the Dallas Stars. It is said that his off-ice issues played a big role in the trade. But with Seguin's stellar play as of late, did the B's screw up in trading him? [The Boston Globe]