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Quick Strikes for Saturday, September 24

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A different kind of training camp for the Bolts, a swarm of attention for Phil Kessel and much more - all here in Today's Quick Strikes.

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The Bolts

  • When the Tampa Bay Lightning finally geared up for training camp, many familiar faces were missing, including Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman. This makes for a "different kind of training camp," says Erik Erlendsson. [Lightning Shout]
  • The ownership for the Bolts has always emphasized how much it values the fan base. And this year, the ownership is stepping up the interaction between the organization and the community. Vote here on your favorite sketch to be displayed on a billboard come opening night. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

The NHL

  • Bill Foley, owner of the new NHL franchise in Las Vegas, has now said that he will not reveal the team's name and logo until November. [NHL.com]
  • So, you want to be the captain of an NHL team? Here's what it takes! [Today's Slapshot]

The Sport

  • Phil Kessel was the star of the show at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Wait, what do you mean he wasn't there?! [Pensburgh]
  • Oh, yeah. Kessel was pissed about Team USA's, well, awful showing. But his vitriol was not aimed at the players, which he clarified at the start of the Pittsburgh Penguins training camp. [ESPN]
  • Being a photographer for the World Cup of Hockey is a fascinating and hectic task. Bruce Bennett and his team have taken more than 250,000 photos since the beginning of the tournament. Here is a peek into what they have to do. [World Cup of Hockey]
  • If you are Canadian, you may see two familiar faces on your mail. The Canada Post revealed that Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and founder Phil Esposito will be honored in the "Great Canadian Forwards" stamp series.