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Quick Strikes for Thursday, July 23

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Thursday Quick Strikes (from the newbie, please don't yell at me). Bloggers be getting paid, happenings in the NWHL, off-season rankings, and more.

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  • Checking in with White Lake native, Tampa Bay prospect Dan Milan. Alternate Title: What Dan Does on His Summer Vacation. [MI Hockey]
  • Lyudmila Belyakova, a member of the Russian Women's National Team that won bronze at the 2013 Women's World Championships, will be in attendance of the NWHL's International Camp [NWHL]
  • NWHL announces winners of Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, New York Riveters, and Boston Pride jersey design contests. [NWHL]
  • Keeping "North Dakota" as a nickname has been eliminated by UND committee. [Dickinson Press] The elimination is not without backlash. [Puck Daddy]
  • Alessandro Rosso has translated an interview with Chicago Blackhawks prospect Artemi Panarin that originally appeared on the Russian website r-sport.ru. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Gerry Fleming named head coach of Bakersfield Condors (AHL-Edmonton)
  • Penguins hire Sam Ventura, analytics expert from Carnegie Mellon, known for his work on war-on-ice.com [Pittsburgh Tribune]
  • Off-Season Rankings: Western Conference Edition. What has your team done that's been bizarre and crazy? Will anyone top the San Jose Sharks' score from last year? [Grantland]
  • EA announced today that NHL 15 owners will be able to participate in a beta for NHL 16's EA Sports Hockey League mode later this month. [GameSpot]
  • Are you a goalie? Thinking about becoming one? The proper fit of goal equipment is extremely important to ensure maximum product performance and protection. [USA Hockey]
  • Ken Campbell weighs in on expansion - the NHL could put it through to vote in September. [The Hockey News]