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Quick Strikes for Monday, July 13

A feature on the duo behind, a read on the man behind the Department of Player Safety and much more in our Quick Strikes.

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  • In the past couple of years, advanced statistics and analytics have taken on a major importance to those in the hockey world. One of the leading websites right now for that sort of information is, started by two students at Carnegie Mellon University. []
  • Patrick Sharp's 10-year journey with the Chicago Blackhawks came to a close Friday night, when he was traded to the Dallas Stars. Yesterday, he took out a full-page ad thanking Blackhawks fans. [CBS Sports]
  • The Anaheim Ducks got a little more physical when they signed Chris Stewart to a one-year deal. [Puck Daddy]
  • In contrast, it doesn't look like a deal between Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers is going to happen anytime soon. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Former Bolt Vincent Lecavalier is looking forward to a new start under new Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol. []
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs swapped Jamie Devane for Taylor Beck from the Nashville Predators. [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]
  • He's been one of the few constants in the Department of Player Safety, having been around since the days of VHS. Here is a great write-up about Damian Echevarrieta, Vice President of Hockey Operations & Player Safety. [Boston Globe]
  • It's time to nominate those around the Tampa Bay area for the Best of the Bay 2015. Check it out and nominate your favorites! [Creative Loafing Tampa]
  • Finally, a short, five-minute documentary about the growth of hockey in the most unlikely of places: Kenya.