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Quick Strikes for Sunday, September 13

You get a PTO contract and YOU get a PTO contract and YOU get a PTO contract, as well as other news from around the world of hockey.

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  • A Steven Stamkos Toronto Maple Leafs' jersey appeared in Leafs' locker room during their fanfest on Saturday. Really, Leafs fans? Really? [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • After beating cancer, Chris Rumble (son of Lightning defenseman Darren Rumble) looks forward to the challenge of attempting to make it in the NHL. [Ottawa Sun]
  • Recapping the Florida Panthers-Washington Capitals rookie game from the Estero Rookie Tournament. Cats down Caps in a shootout, win 2-1. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Kristers Gudlevskis shone in yesterday's rookie game against the Nashville Predators, but he wasn't the only one. The future looks bright! [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Speaking of the Estero Rookie Tournament, make sure you check out the full schedule and join in today's open thread. We had a lot of fun yesterday talking through the game! The Predators play the Panthers at 3pm, followed by our Bolts versus the Capitals at 7pm! []
  • In the their opening game of the Young Stars Classic, the Winnipeg Jets fall to the Calgary Flames with a final score of 3-1. [Jets Nation]
  • Evgeni Nabokov joins San Jose Sharks front office as part of their goaltending development and special assignment scout. [NBC Sports]
  • It's a new age of marketing with social media, according to the NWHL. And the way they're executing their strategy is working. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Hot Take alert: Graphics Comments tears apart Pierre LeBrun's recent article regarding off-ice issues and does it with style. [Canucks Army]
  • And another look at the LeBrun article, detailing exactly why the piece was so harmful. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Jan Hejda has been given a PTO with the Chicago Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]
  • Speaking of PTO's, the Montreal Canadiens have invited Tomas Fleischmann to their training camp. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • And 'tis the season, Patrick Kaleta has signed a contract with the Rochester Amerks, as well as being given the opportunity to attend the Buffalo Sabres training camp on a PTO [Die by the Blade]
  • Patrik Elias doesn't want the New Jersey Devils' captaincy back, but of course plans to do his part (like he always has) in being a leader on the team. [Fire and Ice]
  • Stop asking the same question over and over, especially when it comes to asking players about trades. Especially when it involved the Leafs. And Phil Kessel. [Pension Plan Puppets]