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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, September 20

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The 2016-17 season inches closer and some of the news reflects that... the rest of it reflects the World Cup of Hockey.

Detroit Red Wings v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

The Bolts

  • Worth noting that the Lightning’s official web site has been redecorated for the 2016-17 season. Want proof? Click over to it… [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • With the new Bolts season approaching quickly, it might be fitting to pick up one of Raw Charge’s custom designed t-shirts. [Gameday Depot]

The Crunch

  • The captaincy of the Crunch is open. Will it be settled before the start of the season? There’s also a poll tied to the article asking just who gets named the team captain. [Syracuse.com]

The NHL

  • Dreams come true to utter disappointment; that’s a description of Thomas Vanek with the Minnesota Wild. [NBC Sports]
  • Do you aspire to be a hockey blogger? Don’t care which team, just looking for an opportunity to prove you? SB Nation’s Anaheim Ducks blog Anaheim Calling is looking for help… [Anaheim Calling]
  • The Edmonton Oilers signed five players on Monday to professional tryout offers. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • A report would make it appear that the Dallas Stars are going to lose Valeri Nichushkin to the KHL. [Defending Big D]
  • Welp, the season tickets for the inaugural season of Las Vegas (what?) Knights hockey is a hot commodity… They’re sold out. [The Sin Bin]

2016 World Cup of Hockey

  • The World Cup of Hockey is a uniter, not a divider, for the hockey teams… Jack Eichel is an example of such. [The National Post]
  • It’s Tuesday morning and there was action yesterday, sure… But what did happen this weekend (with a team flavor, of course) in World Cup of Hockey action? I’m glad you asked…! [Lightning Shout]
  • If there’s one player from the Tampa Bay Lightning that should be playing in the World Cup of Hockey, it’s center Tyler Johnson. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Steven Stamkos did not get to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics and the national flavor of those games. That’s changed in 2016. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Did you know there’s a fan village in Toronto to coincide the World Cup of Hockey? Want to know about the experience there? Here you go… [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • As for Monday action, the Czechs fell to Team Europe… [Winging it in Motown]