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Quick Strikes for Monday, May 23rd

In case you missed it over the weekend, Lightning re-sign two prospects, Kristers Gudleskis has interest from Europe and a fun story featuring Jeff Vinik on what happens behind the scenes at Amelie Arena on game day.

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  • Cool story in the Tampa Bay Times on Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and what happens behind the scenes on game day at Amelie Arena. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Bolt Prospects provides more info on the the Lightning re-signing Joel Vermin and Tanner Richard. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Roy Cumming suggests that Jonathan Drouin's emergence is at least a small silver lining to Steven Stamkos' injury. [Today's Slapshot]
  • According to Aivis Kalnins, Kristers Gudlevskis has options to consider in Europe. [Twitter]
  • Kevin Woodley writes about why switching from Matt Murray in goal to Marc-Andre Fleury makes sense for the Penguins. [InGoal Magazine]
  • Recap of game four in the Western Conference Finals.  Game five is tonight in St. Louis. [SBNation]
  • Sharks' head coach Pete Doboer was not happy after his team's loss against the Blues on Saturday. [St. Louis Gametime]
  • Jake Allen will start again in goal for St. Louis tonight in game five against San Jose. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Colorado Avalanche being willing to trade Tyson Barrie is one of the most interesting topics heading into the offseason.  Today's Slapshot looks at four potential landing spots. [Today's Slapshot]
  • What if the NHL handed out awards for playoff performance the way they do for the regular season? [Today's Slapshot]
  • Clare Austin has a new piece measuring whether high danger workload impact save percentage. [InGoal Magazine]
  • New Panthers GM Tom Rowe has an interesting background including coaching a KHL team recovering from a tragic plane crash. [NY Times]
  • Canada won their second consecutive gold medal at the IIHF World Championships by beating Finland 1-0. [Hockey Canada]
  • Russian Machine Never Breaks covers Team Russia's demolition of the United States National Team in the bronze medal game at the IIHF World Champtonships. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Morocco will host the first ever African ice hockey tournament at the end of July.  [eurohockey.com]