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Quick Strikes for Friday, August 7

News and notes from around the world of hockey.

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Note, and possible trigger warning: Today's Quick Strikes will include links to discussion of the news that broke yesterday regarding Patrick Kane.

  • Vote for the Tampa Bay Lightning, for Jon Cooper, for Jeff Vinik ... and for us! Raw Charge, John Fontana, and Clark Brooks have all been nominated for the Best of the Bay awards. [Creative Loafing]
  • Do the Tampa Bay Lightning's cap issues begin with Steven Stamkos, or Victor Hedman? [Hockey Buzz]
  • With Lou Lamoriello's departure from the New Jersey Devils, a lot of organizational quirks might also be gone. [In Lou We Trust]
  • A 13-year old committed to the University of Vermont, because that's the world we live in. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Prospect camp details are beginning to trickle in, as hockey season slowly starts to creep into summer. Some info on this year's Traverse City tournament. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is being investigated by Hamburg, N.Y. police on allegations of rape. [Second City Hockey]
  • Some states make a legal distinction between what constitutes "rape" and "sexual assault". New York is not one of those states. That is why this is being referred to as a "rape investigation" -- because, legally (and otherwise) speaking, that's precisely what it is. [YPD Crime]
  • "The NHL is letting us down". [Pension Plan Puppets]