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Quick Strikes for Sunday, February 28

Trades, transactions, and rumors dominated hockey on Saturday and more is in store for today.

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Teddy Purcell is no longer competing with the Florida Panthers; he's a member of the Florida Panthers.
Teddy Purcell is no longer competing with the Florida Panthers; he's a member of the Florida Panthers.
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  • There was a how-I-found-out trade article that ran on, today you can see such stories from a Tampa Bay Lightning team perspective! [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Former NHL referee discussed the Anton Stralman hit on the Winnipeg Jets Bryan Little. Little is out for the season because of this hit. [TSN]
  • If you're on Facebook and want to have access to more Tampa Bay Lightning news, I suggest you give a "Like" to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune... [Facebook]
  • ...and Bolt Prospects who covers the AHL, NCAA, and Junior league and European Lightning prospects. [Facebook]
  • Words of thanks and gratitude for J.T. Brown. [Mommies in Black and White]
  • A goalie prospect and a 5th round pick were dealt by the St. Louis Blues to the Edmonton Oilers for backup goalie Anders Nilsson. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs also purged themselves of Optimus Reim, trading James Reimer to the San Jose Sharks for Alex Stalock, Ben Smith and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018 [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Alex Stalock....Alex who? [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • In Sunrise, the Florida Panthers have made a statement with the acquisition of former Bolt Teddy Purcell along with Jiri Hudler and Jakub Kindl in three separate trades (with the Oilers, Flames and Red Wings respectively). [Litter Box Cats]
  • And troubled Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz is on his way to the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Defenseman Dan Hamhuis interests the Dallas Stars, and the feeling is mutual. Will a deal get pulled off and Hamhuis waive his No Trade Clause? [Canucks Army]
  • Late Friday night the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens did a deal that sent Dale Weiss and Tomas Fleischman to Chicago. [Second City Hockey]
  • It's quiet upon the Isle while the storm that is the Trade Deadline roars through the league. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Ongoing coverage of rumors and transactions from the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline can be found here. [SB Nation]
  • Chris Neil signed a one-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Analysis and thoughts on the Andrew Ladd deal from a Winnipeg Jets perspective. Ladd was traded on Thursday for Marko Dano and more. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • One of the lesser transactions - but still highly notable -- from Saturday: The Washington Capitals placed forward Brooks Laich on waivers. The center has 1 goal and 6 assists in 56 NHL games played with the Caps this season. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • And the Maple Leafs have waived one of their trade acquisitions of the season. [The 6th Sens]
  • Friday was the Detroit Red Wings / Colorado Avalanche alumni game at Coors Field in Denver, which the Avs won 5-2. A reflection on the event is here... [Denver Post]
  • Stadium Series... Coors Field... Spring Training getting underway... Pondering the Rockies playing the game and not the Avalanche seems absurdly curious. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Fighting in hockey is perceived as a standard, sometimes glorified by fans and media. In a fantastic feature about Robert Frid, a long time junior and minor league enforcer, James Mirtle exposes us to the other side of an enforcer's life: The fight for survival. [The Globe and Mail]