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Quick Strike for Saturday, November 14

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World Cup of Hockey news, injury returns and pronunciation woes, contract extensions and trade rumors not linked to Steven Stamkos also are part of this morning's reads.

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  • Tis the season for charity drives, and the Lightning (as usual) are involved. The club announced Friday it's partnering with Metropolitan Ministries on food drive work. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Monday was Lightning Ladies University, an event aimed at ... well, lady Tampa Bay Lightning fans. The Bolts posted a video summarizing the event and how things went:



  • Among post-game notes from Thursday's win over the Calgary Flames, it's a note that prospect Adam Erne is nearing a return to the Syracuse Crunch lineup. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Entertainment talent for the 2016 AHL All-Star game (being played at Syracuse's War Memorial) has been announced. [Syracuse.com]
  • Bolts head coach Jon Cooper, among others, has been tabbed as an assistant head coach for Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [NHL.com]
  • Meanwhile, Team Europe is sullied as "wacky" by Sportsnet, and its brain trust are an eclectic mix of different standards and different leagues. [Sportsnet]
  • In contract extension news, Justin Abdelkader agreed to terms on a 7-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings. His AAV is approximately $4.25 million over that seven year span. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Are the Colorado Avalanche shopping Matt Duchene? Reportedly they called the Ottawa Senators to inquire if the Sens have interest in the 24-year-old center. [The 6th Sens]
  • From collegiate scorer to KHL force to struggling in the AHL. Steve Moses was sought after setting KHL scoring records... Now he's nothing? What's going on? [Today's Slap Shot]
  • Duncan Keith has been activated by the Chicago Blackhawks. They could use the pep injection this might cause - the club is 8-7-1 after 16 games played. [Second City Hockey]
  • It was a week ago that Martin Havlat was signed by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year deal. He's requested unconditional waivers and has left the Blues for personal reasons. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • It's Henrik Lundqvist's Vezina Trophy, other goalies are just living in it. For the moment. [InGoal Magazine]
  • The life of #RoarBacon continues to manifest. Now it has become concession items at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. [The Score]
  • The European flavor of goaltending is clear in the North American game. [TSN]
  • There is a lot of information that gets dissected through advanced stats, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect system to analyze the game. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • When injuries attack... No, no, not the physical effect of an injury, but the verbal attack and the damage that it can do. Mispronunciation is one hell of an ailment (click for video and story context). [UpRoxx]
  • When a 10-year-old goalie loses a glove, you'd think officiating would leap to stop the game... Well, not in this case. That may lead to rule changes as a reaction. [Sportsnet]
  • NWHL and CWHL action for the weekend! What is in store for women's hockey? I'm glad you asked! [Watch This]