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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, July 7th

Prospect stats, player signings, NHL expansion news (or lack-there-of), and more in today's edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning player Brian Boyle is participating in the Inaugural Comm Ave Charity Classic at Boston University this weekend as an alumni. [BC Interruption]
  • The Ryan Callahan - Martin St. Louis trade is looked at from another angle after news of St. Louis' retirement. [The Hockey Writers]
  • A new analytical prospect profile for Lightning 2015 top draft choice Mitchell Stephens and the rational behind the stats debuts over at Bolt Statistics. [Bolt Statistics]
  • Negotiating contracts with young players is the norm in the NHL, but it's sometimes a big risk for teams to undergo. [The Lightning Lounge]
  • Brett Connolly has been extended by the Bruins with a one-year contract. Boston also signed Jimmy Hayes and Brandon DeFazio. [Puck Daddy]
  • Shawn Matthias has been signed to a one-year deal by the Maple Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The body routine for an offseason NHLer is not for the faint of heart, explains Ronnie Shuker. [The Hockey News]
  • Dan Lambert, who was the WHL Coach of the Year last season, has been hired by the Buffalo Sabres as an assistant coach. [Buzzing the Net]
  • Kansas City will not make a bid for an NHL expansion team. [The Kansas City Star]
  • Las Vegas is still the front-runner for an NHL expansion team. [CBS Sports]
  • The Ottawa Senators unveiled their 25th anniversary logo (which will be 2017-18), and the Internet hates it, which shocks no one because it's the Internet. [The Ottawa Citizen]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are going to hold their 2015 training camp at Notre Dame for the third straight season. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Habs seem to be pushing for a youth movement to take over the organization, but will it work? [All Habs]