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Quick Strikes for Sunday, July 24

Features on past members of the Lightning, building the Las Vegas NHL team, and looking for charity donations for a local sporting venue in Tampa Bay...

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  • There's been an ongoing feature this summer at Roar of Thunder highlighting players from days-gone-by in Lightning team history. Click on the player-name links for the read:
  • Prospect rankings are a Bolt Prospects thing, and their supplemental ranking for 2016 has arrived. [Bolt Prospects]
  • A few days ago, Cory Conacher expressed his thoughts on his return to the Boltosphere. Happiness is an understatement... [TBO]
  • We linked to this in Saturday's Quick Strikes, but it's an ongoing fundraising attempt: All Sports Arena in the New Port Richey area of Pasco County is looking for aid funding AC repairs. The building isn't an ice rink, but it is a venue that hosts ball hockey and skating among other things. [GoFundMe]
  • We're looking for comments on this: What is your favorite shirt in the Raw Charge store? Which shirt is the most confusing? Should be taken down? [Gameday Depot]
  • Also repeating news from yesterday's link-dump: Las Vegas GM George McPhee is reaching out to Washington Capitals assistant GM Ross Mahoney. [The Sin Bin]
  • "Putting a good team on ice will guarantee hockey's success in Las Vegas says George McPhee". That's the truth for any market. [The Sin Bin]
  • Lyle Richardson has a listing (with comments) of some of the notable players who remain unsigned, unrestricted free agents. [Spector's Hockey]
  • We've already announced Creative Loafing's 2016 Best of the Bay vote being open now through August 16. It's worth noting that DraysBay's Danny Russell and Bucs Nation's J.C. De La Torre are also on the ballot for Best Sportswriter in the People, Places and Politics section. [Creative Loafing Tampa Bay]