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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, July 21st

Lightning/Crunch RFA news, NHL expansion news, adorable babies and more in this edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • Lightning RFA Carter Ashton, who was traded back into the Tampa organization this past season and played in 29 regular season games for Syracuse, has confirmed that he is heading to Europe. []
  • JP Cote's son is excited for Europe:
  • Latest analytical prospect profile from the Tampa Bay Lightning 2015 draft class focuses on 72nd overall pick Anthony Cirelli. [Bolt Statistics]
  • The Dallas Stars hosted three players from South Korea at their prospect camp. []
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Steve Briere and Ari Vuori. [LeafsNation]
  • Amanda Kessel's NCAA career is, sadly, over, as concussion issues still linger following the Sochi Olympics. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Alessandro Rosso has translated an interview with Detroit Red Wings prospect Evgeny Svechnikov that originally appeared on the Russian website [The Hockey Writers]
  • Chocolate and Stanley meet again. [Puck Daddy]
  • Power Hockey proves that anyone can play. [WZYZ Detroit]
  • It has been two years since the NCAA hockey landscape underwent a dramatic makeover for the betterment of the game, but is the game actually better? [Along the Boards]
  • NHL expansion news: