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Quick Strikes for Sunday, May 15

Bishop, #BoycottBrandon, Jamie Benn wants to stick around in Dallas, Darryl Sutter is doing just that in LA... Your morning reads for Sunday.

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  • Challenges and hurdles caused by lost players from the Tampa Bay Lightning roster and other dramas have been part of the Bolts entire season. Ben Bishop's injury is another hurdle which the club has to leap to succeed. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Ben Bishop is listed as "day-to-day"; in a related story -€” aren't we all? [Today's Slapshot]
  • With the events of game 1, this t-shirt inspired by goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy seems rather appropriate. [Gameday Depot]
  • ....And Vasilevskiy can do the deed that is now thrust upon him with the absence of Bishop. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ryan Callahan will not have a hearing regarding his hit on Kris Letang in game 1... and Penguins fans aren't happy. [Pensburgh]
  • It's not a reaction from the other-side-of-the-fence toward #BoycottBradenton... It's a reaction from the south-side of the Tampa Bay area, Bradenton itself. [Bradenton Herald]
  • The Calgary Flames, going forward, would like nothing more than to imitate the success foe the Western Conference Finalist San Jose Sharks. [Flames from 80 Feet Above]
  • Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues aspiration is to be the San Louie Bleus.... Well, that'd at least appear more fitting to what they want to do -€” be Canada's team. [Today's Slapshot]
  • A little recap of the Nashville Predators efforts in the postseason: The top 5 moments of the playoffs. [On the Forecheck]
  • Pictures of a sacked, sapped and saddened Washington Capitals team. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Jamie Benn, captain of the Dallas Stars, wants to get a contract extension worked out with the Stars before next season. [Defending Big D]
  • Darryl Sutter is sticking around with the Los Angeles Kings as coach. [Los Angeles Times]
  • The gusto of NHL/NHLPA hijinks is back in the press as a former NHLPA consultant speaks out against the PA. [TSN]
  • In AHL playoff action, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forced a game 7 in their series with the Hershey Bears. [Pensburgh]
  • In IIHF action, Team Canada did their best to make the Slovak's fall down, go boom. [Matchsticks and Gasoline]
  • The Raw Charge blog roll; a collection of some of the sources we use for Quick Strikes as well as some old-time archived blogs from the past. [Raw Charge]

Deke the Deuce Update

  • May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness month, shedding light on the disease that our Deke the Deuce fundraiser campaign is tied to (and what this author suffers from). Get a glimpse into the two versions of the rare disease (NF1 and NF2). [Children's Tumor Foundation | NF2 Is... | What Health]
  • Then please consider donating to Deke the Deuce, which is aimed specifically at Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Proceeds go to the non-profit group Advocure NF2. [Go Fund Me]