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Quick Strikes for Friday, February 12

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Lightning prospect rankings, ticket price increases, and Stammergeddon 2.0... And that's just the Tampa Bay element of this morning's reads and links from around hockey.

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  • Newport Sports Agency's Don Meehan talks Steven Stamkos, giving an update on the situation. Ambiguity reigns and autoplay video annoys. One thing that's for sure, it's a process and by saying anything, it's an ongoing process. [Sportsnet]
  • As for the man himself, Tampa Bay Lightning team Captain Steven Stamkos... he gives his own update on the situation and keeps things quite but also addresses the situation. And the silence. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Victor Hedman goes into the spotlight and talks hockey in Sweden... [The Players Tribune]
  • Retired Lightning team Captain and well seasoned NHL veteran Dave Andreychuk did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit's /r/hockey category. Oh, and he doesn't read blogs, or so he says. [Reddit]
  • Lightning Season Ticket Members are getting a price increase or the 2016-17 season. [Tampa Tribune]
  • It's that time of year, the mid-term rankings of Tampa Bay Lightning prospects and organizational depth by way of the gang over at...[Bolt Prospects]
  • Speaking of which, the Bolts put the spotlight on Ben Thomas in their weekly prospect Spotlight. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Jonathan Drouin didn't like things and gave up on the situation in Tampa Bay when he requested a trade. After being sent down to the AHL, he played 7 games and then walked out on the organization and got suspended for it. Media getting on him for this is "unfair"? That's this take at least. [Mile High Hockey]
  • While the Syracuse Crunch are a negative at the moment in play, the franchise, War Memorial, and the city of Syracuse get shining thanks from AHL president and CEO David Andrews. []
  • The 2016 Stadium Series game between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings is coming. You can find a rendering of the rink at Coors Field and some coverage here. [Denver Post]
  • It's a tight, tight race in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division specifically. Who is rebounding right now but the Montreal Canadiens and they can make the playoffs... But there is room for no mistakes. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • So the Carolina Hurricanes are on the outside of the playoff race and in need of a competitive edge to have a prayer going forward. How's their curling game? []
  • Speaking of which - 10 years ago, the Canes weren't middling, they were majestic. Some of the champs reflected on that success. [Canes Country]
  • New York Islanders center Anders Lee is stuck in a rut... And we're not talking curbs or alleys of Brooklyn. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • Los Angeles Kings waived defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and re-assigned the vet blueliner to the Ontario Reign of the AHL. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Jason Chimera gets pranked, Washington Capitals get laughs, Russian Machine Never Breaks gets content, and everybody wins! [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Vegas, baby!! It's all happening! It's all happening!...most likely! The NHL to Vegas! Without a single official confirmation, just a feeling. [NBC Sports]
  • A new site launched earlier this week blogging updates about the American Hockey League. While we link to their first ever post, there is content worth checking on from their first few days in action. [Around the A]
  • A shakeup in the NWHL as the COO is out. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • And why? Trying to discredit the ntire concept of women's hockey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of women's hockey, a merger between the CWHL and NWHL? What is the future of women's professional hockey? [Hockey in Society]
  • Finally, the Deke the Deuce campaign is still a fledgling, having been around for around 36 hours by the time of this publication. Set up through GoFundMe, all proceeds go to the Advocure NF2 organization. [GoFundMe]