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Quick Strikes for Sunday, August 23

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  • "[Victor] Hedman's rise to star status, however, wasn't achieved overnight. Nothing worth having ever is. But how could the second-overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft go overlooked up until now?" [Today's Slap Shot]
  • Is the Lightning due to repeat their Stanley Cup Finals feats? An analysis of the Bolts chances/hopes to repeat. [The Sports Quotient]
  • Have a little extra cash lying around and want to make a real estate investment? Former Lightning forward Ryan Malone has put his house up for sale here in the area. It'll only set you back $1.37 million. [Fox News]
  • Reminder: Part-time Job fair tomorrow at Amalie Arena. [Raw Charge]
  • The news broke Friday night that Quebec City and Las Vegas have moved on to the next phase of the NHL's expansion process. [Puck Daddy]
  • Busted! An assistant coach on the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL got arrested for assault earlier in the week. [The Hockey Writers]
  • A complete, downloadable PDF schedule for all women's hockey this season (the NWHL and CWHL). [Ash on Ice]
  • The two leagues - the CWHL and NWHL - are in a battle for players, which is why "free agent frenzy" for the NWHL ended in a fizzle (and an eventual victory). l[Puck Daddy]
  • The CBA between the AHL and PHPA is ongoing but still unsettled. There are a lot of potential complications - it's business, after all - but the main sticking point has to do with the playoff pool. [Wrong side of the Red Line]