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Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos reminisces about losing his shirt

...Well, kind of?

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The Lightning

-Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos reveals why he, Teddy Purcell, and Nate Thompson lost their shirts at Thompson’s first wedding.

-Andrei Vasilevskiy’s Bauer Goalie 2X Pro set up made its debut this past weekend.

-The Lightning selected Kevin Shattenkirk as their Tampa General Hospital Player of the Week:

-The Gourdes’ Halloween look is off the hook.

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-Lightning prospect Hugo Alnefelt has been selected as an underager for Sweden’s U20 roster for the November tournament.

-The Bolt Run is this weekend.

The Crunch

-The Syracuse Crunch is gearing up for their Pink in the Rink game this Saturday.

Pink in the Rink presented by Upstate Cancer Center aims to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The Crunch will support the night by using pink tape during warmups. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.

The Solar Bears

-Tracey’s weekly Orlando Solar Bears update went live yesterday.

It has not been a good start to the season for the Orlando Solar Bears. Three games into the new season, the team finds themselves in an 0-3 hole with a habit of falling behind early and not catching up in time. The Solar Bears have been outscored 11-6, and are just one of two ECHL squads—Jacksonville is the other—still waiting for their first win.

-The team’s Practice Report from yesterday echoed Tracey’s sentiments.

Orlando’s bench boss acknowledged there’s certainly room for improvement, citing a need for getting more shots from in front of the opposing net and creating rebound opportunities that will lead to secondary and tertiary scoring chances.

“I thought we did a good job of that Friday, and Saturday we didn’t do a good enough job with that,” Berehowsky said.

The Game

-Sean McIndoe’s power rankings from this past weekend is out on The Athletic.

-The New York Rangers still haven’t found the right combo for success, writes Tom Urtz Jr over at Blue Shirt Banter.

...I think it is fair to have some concern based on how the season has gone thus far, and how minutes have been given out in what is supposed to be a season of development.

-Rangers fan Jimmy Fallon made a deal with a Devil from New Jersey and ended up paying:

-Some potential bad news for the Florida Panthers and Aleksander Barkov, although additional comments on Twitter seem to indicate that he practiced normally:

-Again, I normally ignore anything coming out of Detroit, but Winging it Motown published a fancy stats thing that seems to be pretty team-neutral, so...okay.

Which GMs are best at getting value from the contracts they sign?


The top group has some interesting names in it. While Ken Holland signed some bad (or very bad) UFA contracts in Detroit, he typically did very well with RFAs. It’s interesting to see that the new GM in Detroit, Steve Yzerman, did even better in Tampa Bay.

-The Seattle Space Needle’s 100th anniversary time capsule features a very interesting addition:

-SCG has become Bartlett Hockey.