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Quick Strikes for Friday, August 5th

Slater Koekkoek shares his thoughts on the Lightning offseason, the expansion franchise in Las Vegas continues to grow, meet an NHL referee who's also an amateur golfer and more in this morning's links.

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  • Slater Koekkoek discusses the exciting offseason for the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Should the Canadiens consider signing Antoine Vermette. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Bruce Boudreau answers a few questions about his new team including what he expects from Eric Staal in the coming season. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ryan Stimson is doing some of the best work in hockey analytics. Here is his latest Tactalytics piece on neutral zone play. [Hockey Graphs]
  • The new Las Vegas AGM discusses some of the organizations ideas on how to construct the roster. [Sportsnet]
  • Think you have what it takes to be Team President of the new Las Vegas NHL franchise? Go ahead and apply. [Sin Bin]
  • Here's how you can vote one the new NWHL jerseys. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • NHL referee Garrett Rank shares his unique story including winning the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship golf tournament twice. [SI]
  • Check out this fun piece on the Tunisian hockey team. [NHL Numbers]
  • Travelers can now buy Lightning gear before the even leave the airport. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Vote for your local Tampa Bay favorites in the Best of the Bay. Maybe even vote for your favorite blog? [Raw Charge]
  • We're looking for writers to join the team for the upcoming season. Let us know if you're interested. [Raw Charge]