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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, July 14th

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Vladdy, Kristers, AHL news, and more in Tuesday's edition of Quick Strikes.

  • On Sunday, Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov hung out with Puckmasters Detroit, a personal hockey skill development & training center. They shared the following tweet:
  • The YouTube channel Goalie Tributes put up a new Kristers Gudlevskis save compilation yesterday, and it's pretty awesome. [YouTube]
  • Brent Axe asks: Are all these improvements to the Onondaga County War Memorial just a big band-aid over a gaping wound? [Syracuse.com]
  • Which NHL teams have had the best and worst off-seasons according to the numbers? [The Hockey News]
  • Two weeks after Mike Richard's contract with LA was terminated, fans of both the Kings and of hockey still have many more questions than answers. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • The Edmonton Arena District announces official name: The Ice District. [Global News]
  • The city of Detroit is prepping for their own new arena. [Michigan Live]
  • AHL CBA negotiations have been really quiet, and that's not such a bad thing. [100 Degree Hockey]
  • The transition from (ECHL) Thunder to (AHL) Heat in Stockton, California has been quite the process that has occupied the life of a former Tampa Bay Lightning intern. [The Sin Bin]
  • Ex-Maple Leafs/Islanders coach Scott Gordon has been named head coach of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL) [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • ESPN is honoring the You Can Play organization with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award. [You Can Play Project]
  • Jason Zito, co-managing editor for On the Forecheck, is taking a step back. [On the Forecheck]