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Quick Strikes for Monday, July 6

Some info on defenseman Luke Witkowskii, TV ratings are down in the Great White North, and "the one who got away" are some of your reads for Monday.

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  • Luke Witkowski gets a profile Q&A, revealing some personal fodder. [The Hockey News]
  • Anthony Cirelli's participation in the 3-on-3 tournament in Brandon completes a whirlwind of a season for the soon-to-be 18 year old. He went from unwanted in the OHL to Memorial Cup hero and 3rd round draftee. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Saturday wasn't just Independence Day; it was the last day of the Bolts developmental camp at Ice Sports Forum in Brandon. Here are a few pictures from the event. [Lightning Shout]
  • For the Lightning, Martin St. Louis' retirement is one of mixed emotions. For the Calgary Flames, the end of Marty's career is just another reminder he's the one that got away. [Calgary Herald]
  • One of the summer movie blockbusters is the reboot of the Mad Max franchise with Mad Max: Fury Road. Pekka Rinne is a fan, and it shows with his new facemask (sorry, kids, no image in the article). [In Goal Magazine]
  • 23 players have filed for salary arbitration around the NHL so far. None of them are from the Lightning, though. [NHLPA]
  • Defenseman Mike Reilly, drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2011, did not make guys in Columbus happy by signing a contract with the Minnesota Wild. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • You know Canada lives and breathes the sport of hockey, but an odd fact is also playing out: TV Ratings are down. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Can you honestly say the 2015 NHL Awards show (or any given year of the broadcast, for that matter) had multiple moments that would make up a collection of the "best"? Kevin Sporka put together an article suggesting there were. We'll leave it to you to judge. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • Perhaps a more constructive use of time is a top 10 list of ice hoc key games to play online. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]