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Quick Strikes for Friday, July 17

News and notes from around the world of hockey (NHL, AHL, CWHL, NWHL, NCAA, KHL, IIHF) for your Friday links.

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  • Prospect profiles of the 2015 draft class for the Tampa Bay Lightning continue with 3rd round pick Dennis Yan. [Bolt Statistics]
  • On team building, Steve Yzerman, the Sochi Olympics, and a shift towards speed in the NHL. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Check out the "Super Schedule" for the 2015-16 NHL season, with tallies for all 30 teams on total miles traveled and number of back-to-back sets. [On the Forecheck]
  • The Kostistsyn brothers are reuniting in the KHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • Downtown Phoenix emerging as a possible solution (and better option) for the Arizona Coyotes if moving out of Glendale becomes a reality. [Cronkite News/Arizona PBS]
  • With two competing professional women's hockey leagues now competing with one another for talent, one player has decided to leave the CWHL for the NWHL. [Today's Slapshot]
  • A fascinating read. "...what it's like to walk into an NHL arena and get to your seat if you are not cis." [Welcome to Your Karlsson Years]
  • Work begins on the renovations to the War Memorial in Syracuse to make their rink regulation NHL-size. [TWC News Central NY]
  • On LED lighting in hockey rinks and how they improve the experience for fans, with quotes from Lightning AGM Julien BriseBois. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The AHL's realignment, unbalanced schedule between conferences, and new playoff format are troubling, but not enough to prevent President Dave Andrews from moving ahead with the changes. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
  • We've reached the "charity golf tournament" phase of the hockey offseason. [Grand Forks Herald]