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Quick Strikes for Friday, August 14

News and notes from around the NHL for Friday's links.

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  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo has officially retired from the NHL. He'll require another wrist surgery after a previous wrist injury kept him out of the end of the 2013-14 season with the Bolts. [The Hockey News]
  • How former Tampa Bay Lightning coach George Gwozdecky went from NHL coach to high school coach. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sort of big site-related news -- SB Nation's parent company, Vox Media, received a $200 million investment from NBC Universal. [NBC News]
  • Utility and infrastructure work begins on the Channelside District. []
  • Port Tampa Bay has also announced plans for redevelopment in the area to dovetail with Lightning owner Jeff VInik's "vision plan". []
  • As always, you can view and find some of the best Tampa Bay Lightning-related tweets right here on our feed (even without a Twitter account). [Raw Charge]
  • The Neutral, longtime Managing Editor of SBN's San Jose Sharks blog, is stepping down. [Fear the Fin]
  • Why removing Patrick Kane from the cover of EA Sports' NHL 16 was a good idea. [The Faceoff Circle]
  • The Vancouver Canucks are reviving a popular (infamous?) jersey from the 90s. [Canucks Army]
  • The Las Vegas NHL arena construction is moving along. [Pro Hockey Talk]