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Quick Strikes for Monday, July 25

The doldrums of summer continue....

Ben Bishop.l Goalie mask. Go look at the one he's got slated for September's World Cup.
Ben Bishop.l Goalie mask. Go look at the one he's got slated for September's World Cup.
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  • Ben Bishop will be doing time between the pipes to mind nets for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey coming up. The man showed off his mask art to the masses on Sunday. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Still looking for input: 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 still trying to aid All Sports Arena by pointing you to their Go Fund Me page. The New Port Richey arena needs assistance of a financial variety. [Go Fund Me]
  • You know it's the doldrums of summer when Lyle Richardson, hockey rumors and speculation maestro at Spector's Hockey, does summary content from the past week. [Spector's Hockey]
  • If you're already a blogger / writer and are looking for someplace to promote feature writing (not just news posts or game coverage), consider promoting content on Reddit's Hockey Writers subreddit. [Reddit]
  • "Trading Norris Trophy winning defensemen never ends well for the Montreal Canadiens". I don't think it's a mystery what inspired this write up...[Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Lou Lamoriello, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is inspiring confusion a little more than confidence among some Leafs faithful... [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • One noteworthy transaction that is supposed to be playing out is the Leafs signing SHL/former NHL goaltender Jhonas Enroth. [Tip of the Tower]
  • Meanwhile, in St. Louis, the plan is for progression by way of partial regression...? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL won the Calder Cup in the AHL... Here are fan memories of the accomplishment in Cleveland. [Lake Erie Monsters]