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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, July 5

A message from Mike ANgelidis, development camp assessments, transactions and reflections from around the league for Tuesday.

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  • Photos and assessments of the participating members of the Tampa Bay Lightning developmental Camp last week. [Lightning Shout!]
  • Things are tight with the cap for the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's a byproduct borne from luck and success. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Darren Dreger muses about Bolts goalie Ben Bishop and the cost for another team to obtain him (tl;dr: a lot). [Today's Slapshot]
  • On Saturday, Allokago of Raw Charge published an open letter and thank-you to former Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis (you can view it here). Sunday morning, Angelidis responded to the article and other fan remarks in recent days:
  • Tampacuse. You know the name as a hybrid of Tampa and Syracuse and emphasizing the development system. Now you can use the Tampacuse.com domain name to jump to our coverage of the Syracuse Crunch. [Tampacuse.com]
  • Shea Weber, acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in the controversial P.K. Subban trade last week, arrived in Montreal on Monday (with video). [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Speaking of which, instead of speaking controversy of the deal, the tale of numbers when comparing the two defensemen. [On the Forecheck]
  • Sunday saw the Winnipeg Jets signed 2016 1st round draft pick Patrik Laine to his entry-level contract. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Free agency news: Loui Eriksson signed with the Vancouver Canucks. Here are some thoughts and observations of how the signing works for Vancouver. [Canucks Army]
  • Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli spoke about a couple of subjects on Toronto radio. The elephant in the room of note is the Toby Hall trade, and how he knew he'd draw crap for doing it... [Today's Slapshot]
  • One of the products of Chiarelli as GM is the signing of a player he used to oversee in Boston: Milan Lucic. Oiler fans are told that Lucic isn't the bad, bad, bad guy he used to be... He's an asset to get emotionally tied to. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Reflections on predictions of the season that was for the NHL!! Or, as the article title suggests: "Boy did we ever screw this up." [SB Nation]
  • Has the first general manager of the Las Vegas NHL team already been found by way of Jim Rutherford's retention in Pittsburgh? [The Sin Bin]
  • A summarization of the free agent signings for all AHL Eastern Conference clubs. [Highland Park Hockey]
  • Finally, the Ottawa Senators have their own thunder now... the ECHL's Wichita Thunder has affiliated with the Sens. No word if the Lightning or its fans are filing for damages. [Silver Seven Sens]