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Quick Strikes for Saturday, March 7

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A year of Captain Steven Stamkos, three years of You Can Paly, J.R. talks expansion and hockey in America,.

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  • Friday marked the one year anniversary of Steven Stamkos' return to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup as well as the one year anniversary of him being named Lightning team captain [Tampabay.com]
  • Speaking of Captain Stamkos, here's a Fox Sports Florida video of him talking team depth:

  • FS Florida also had Michelle Gringras talking about the upcoming renovations to Amalie Arena. [Fox Sports Florida]
  • Vladislav Namestnikov is likely staying through tonight versus the Stars. Defenseman Matt Carle could be back as soon as next weekend. [Tampabay.com]
  • Recapping last night's Syracuse Crunch loss to the Portland Pirates. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts has its regular roundup of NHL rhetoric. Talking points #7 and #8 are tied to the Bolts transactions at the deadline. [Sportsnet]
  • Travis Hughes got to talk with former NHL player Jeremy Roenick. The subjects of the NHL tad deadline (and Braydon Coburn is a center point), expansion and the 2015 Stanley Cup are talked about within. [SB Nation]
  • If you can play, you can play. The organization is now three years old. [You Can Play Project]
  • The NHL trade deadline has passed, transactions are still going on... like contract extension. The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Torey Krug and RW Reilly Smith to extensions Friday. The Bruins are tight with the cap as is, and will be for some time to come. [Days of Y'Orr]
  • Speaking of the post-deadline NHL; injuries continue to wipe away remaining seasons. Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon is done for the season with a foot break. [Denver Post]
  • Live player tracking technology could find its way into NHL games full-time starting next season, pending NHLPA approval. [Sportsnet]