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Quick Strikes for Friday, July 24

Lou Lamoriello to Toronto?!?, the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes reach a new settlement + more news and notes from around the NHL in Friday's links.

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  • In a move that pretty much nobody saw coming, the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Lou Lamoriello away from the New Jersey Devils to be their new full-time General Manager, presumably in a "caretaker" role until AGM Kyle Dubas is ready to step into the role. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • As a result, the SB Nation New Jersey Devils blog will be getting a new name. [In Lou We Trust]
  • What happens in the power vacuum that Lou leaves in New Jersey? (HUMOR) [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • In other big NHL news, the City of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes came to a new agreement. [Five for Howling]
  • Cat Silverman looks at whether Lou Lamoriello can be expected to work well as part of what has been a very collaborative team in Toronto under Brendan Shanahan. [The Leafs Nation]
  • Lance Bouma signed an extension with the Calgary Flames. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • "Zac Rinaldo is a Fountain of Shit" is pretty great as far as headlines go. [Days of Y'Orr]
  • Contract details have emerged for the newest member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, Tye McGinn. [War on Ice]
  • A look through the history of Tampa Bay Lightning goalie masks. [Roar of Thunder]
  • Latest Stammergeddon 2.0 opinion filed. [Sports Glory]
  • Looking for some summer hockey reading? [Hockey in Society]
  • On the NHL and the need to start marketing to new demographics, particularly in non-traditional markets. [Two Bearded Ladies]
  • Neither the Seattle group nor the Tukwila group officially filed for an expansion team before the NHL's deadline. Arena plans trudge on nonetheless. [King 5 News]