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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, July 15

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  • The Lightning are starting their search for the next crop of Lightning Girls for the 2015-16 season. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • It's also worth noting a summertime edition of "Inside the Lightning" will be airing tonight on Sun Sports. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • In an interview with, Jonathan Drouin admits a chip on his shoulder. Steve Yzerman also makes remarks about Drouin and last season. []
  • Work has begun at the War Memorial in Syracuse. We touched on what is to transpire at the building earlier this summer and now...

  • Former Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis will be teaching sports law as a professor at the University of Victoria in the spring of 2016. [Metro News]
  • Not only has the Buffalo Sabres Ryan O'Reilly inked a well paying deal this summer, but he's also gotten himself busted for driving while intoxicate. []
  • Jack Roslovic, drafted #25 in the 2015 NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets, will be honoring his commitment to the University of Miami (of Ohio) to play instead of bolting to the Ontario Hockey League. [SBN College Hockey Blog]
  • In AHL news, the Toronto Marlies will be doing the team-building thing during the preseason in Newfoundland in a series against the St. John's Ice Caps. The Syracuse Crunch / Norfolk Admirals used to play a preseason series there. [Toronto Marlies]
  • When Muppets attack. [Second City Hockey]
  • A throwback game is going to take place before a Stadium Series game in Minnesota this coming winter... And the Minnesota North Stars are the team that will re-assemble to take on Chicago. [Puck Daddy]
  • Defenseman Johnny Oduya will be the latest member of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to go elsewhere. He's not re-signing in Chicago. A decision should be made on or by Thursday. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the block, this you may already know... They also could draw close to $1 billion (not quite, close). [Puck Daddy]
  • Writers are being sought by a couple of blogs... While it's other teams (read - not Tampa Bay) named, there are also some general positions too (read - divisional). [Stanley Cup of ChowderToday's Slapshot]