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Quick Strikes for Tuesday August 25th

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News and notes from around the NHL and other places that do this hockey thing we're all here for.

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  • The Bolts' GM Steve Yzerman will do everything possible to retain Steven Stamkos for the long haul, but trading the veteran forward and captain of the Lightning might end up being the best - though certainly the most painful - option. [Puckology]
  • Pretty pictures! Uniform history of the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Imgur]
  • Information about the upcoming rookie tourney hosted by the Lightning.from the Florida Panthers' side of things. [Litter Box Cats]
  • 2015 New York Rangers report card for Marc Staal discusses the expectations many had for the defenseman in the absence of Anton Stralman. [Blue Shirt Banter]
  • Training camps are coming, we swear! The New York Islanders have signed forward Tyler Barnes, forward Eric Boulton, defenseman Matt Carkner, and goaltender Parker Milner to professional tryout contracts. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • This title is just too good to change: "Alternate History: A look at Islanders third jerseys before they introduce another one you'll hate." [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • NHL 16, now with mascots. Hey, Thunderbug! [EA Sports]
  • The Russian Ice Hockey Federation has been fined more than $85,000 for leaving ice at Worlds. [The Hockey News]
  • Ever held up a game worn jersey against an authentic jersey? [Imgur]
  • Goalie pads are usually not adorable. Usually:
  • "When in Rome..." just doesn't work when you're a Syracuse Crunch fan in Rochester Amerks' territory: