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Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 17

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  • The first banners are up at Amalie Arena.
  • Recapping the Estero Tournament. The good, the bad, and the ugly (the ugly obviously being the Gudlevskis injury). [Bolt Prospects]
  • Speaking of Kristers Gudlevskis... 

  • The Syracuse Crunch have a new career opportunity in mind for Donald Trump - coaching them. They have an interesting reasoning behind their invitation. []
  • Kevin Gibson, a former UW-Stevens Point defenseman, has received an invitation to tryout with the Lightning. [WSAW]
  • Amalie Arena is ch-ch-ch-changing. Check it out! (POUTINE! A wine and dessert bar! It's like they really want me us to visit) []
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  • In order to test it out, the NHL has designated 45 pre-season games that will go to a 3-on-3, sudden death overtime for familiarity with it before the season begins. [Winging it in Motown]
  • With as many players as the Leafs are inviting to training camp this year, I don't know how they plan to have room next year for a certain Lightning Captain that they keep trying to steal away. They've invited the entire world, it seems. [Leafs Nation]
  • Three years ago on September 15, 2012, the NHL lockout started. Let's relive the pain and frustration. [SB Nation]
  • Did... did Jim Benning actually make the Vancouver Canucks better this year? (The answer is no, but it's fun to think maybe, right? Right?! [Nucks Misconduct]
  • P.K. Subban is a Good Guy. He's donating $10 million to the Montreal Children's Hospital - the hospital has renamed an atrium after him. [SB Nation]
  • The Islanders have 99 problems but black and white ain't one. Check out their snazzy new black and white third jerseys! [Islanders Point Blank]
  • New York Riveters to take on Minnesota Whitecaps in a pre-season match. Make sure you check out the Whitecaps roster, there are some pretty influential names listed. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The New York Islanders sign Brock Nelson to a three year, $7 million deal. The deadline for getting the deal done was today - talk about pushing it to the wire. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Slava Voynov is self-deporting back to Russia - and the LA Kings say that they wouldn't let him play for them any ways, so there. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Honoring Simon Gagne - the top five moments of his 14 year career. [The Hockey News]
  • History begins - the Brampton Beast will play an exhibition game with Team India. This will be the first time Team India has travelled to Canada. [Habs EOTP]