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Quick Strikes for Thursday, June 30

All is good in Tampa Bay. Stamkos has signed and Yzerman is still a legend. Now only if the Rays could get their act together... Here are your morning reads.

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  • Steven Stamkos is Staying. Did I mention Stamkos is staying? STAMKOS IS STAYING! All hail Steve Yzerman. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The Bolts are currently holding their development camp in Brandon. Here's a look at a few of the players involved. [Bolts Prospects]
  • Brayden Point has seen growth and now is making an impact. [Today's Slapshot]
  • More about Brayden Point. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • A new Bolt Prospect Podcast for your listening ears. [Bolts Prospects]
  • The Edmonton Oilers could use a guy like Jonathan Marchessault. Would the player nicknamed Marshmallow add to their offensive corps? [Copper and Blue]
  • The Maple Leafs were willing to give Stammer an endorsement deal? [Reddit]
  • Just because they're out of the race for Steven Stamkos doesn't mean the Red Wings are in on othe big-name free-agent candidates. [WingsNation]
  • There has been much trade speculation on Anaheim Ducks defensmen Cam Fowler.... and now it looks like he's not going anywhere. [Anaheim Calling]
  • The Blue Jackets have signed Seth Jones to a 6-year contract extension. [CBS Sports]
  • And the Jackets also signed their 3rd overall pick Dubois to an Entry-Level Contract. [NBC Sports]
  • All sorts of hockey news occurred yesterday. Here is round up of everything that happened including P.K. Subban being dealt from the Montreal Canadiens to the Predators for Shea Weber and Taylor Hall going from the Oilers to Devils for Adam Larsson. [Fear the Fin]
  • One summarization is that this is a pair of the worst deals in National Hockey League history. [SB Nation]
  • There are a lot of reactions to the Weber-for-Subban deal. Case in point, here's Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]
  • One of those key players, P.K. Subban, talked directly to the media for his new team. [On the Forecheck]
  • Breaking down the other deal - Taylor Hall to New Jersey - and the pluses, minuses and musings of how this plays out for the Devils. [All About the Jersey]
  • Hall himself reacted to the deal: Motivated but also feeling slighted by his former team. [Fire & Ice]
  • Oh, and the New York Islanders bowed out on acquiring Hall. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Fans were going to get a chance to vote on the Las Vegas hockey team's new name. Were. Past tense. [The Sin Bin]
  • The AHL's Chicago Wolves have named Craig Berube as the new head coach. [Today's Slapshot]