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Quick Strikes: Back to business

Two days off affords rest for injured Bolts.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Bolts

After a two-day break, it’s back to the hockey, as the Canucks visit tonight. [Tampa Bay Times]

All smiles for 17-year-old cancer survivor/advocate Tony Colton, who joined the Lightning’s practice Wednesday. Colton and Jon Cooper have struck a friendship, and Colton was there this season for the Bolts’ Hockey Fights Cancer night.

Yzerman will wait to trade Ben Bishop. [Lightning Shout]

The League

Hey guys, enjoy Tampa much?

This Tampa weather

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The Vegas Golden Knights trademark application was rejected, which kinda is so NHL. Why didn’t anyone wait until the application process was finished before all the hoopla surrounding the unveiling, which included a countdown and delay? [SBNation]

John Scott in his own words about “the John Scott rule,” Gary Bettman meeting him in a hotel lobby, texts from Mike Babcock, whose wife cried watching Scott and his two cents on fighting in the NHL. [Players Tribune]

Panthers GM-coach Tom Rowe may have been called T-rex but he’s no dinosaur. [NHL.com]

Devan Dubnyk had to “really crash and burn” to get to where he is now — a career that’s been salvaged. [ESPN]

Five NHL players who are confusing, including Tyler Bozak, Brian Elliott and Bobby Ryan. [The Hockey News]

Watch Bruce Boudreau (and driver Elliotte Friedman) giving a tour of his hometown. [Sportsnet]

The Game

Gord Miller, the voice of Canadian Christmas on having reindeer and being prepared with a portable printer. [The Athletic]

The education of Syd the Kid, that’s Sydney Daniels, captain of the Harvard women’s hockey team. [The Ice Garden]