Quick strikes and links for Friday, July 6th, 2012

Lightning News

NHL News

  • Who to blame in Nashville? Ryan Suter for jumping ship or David Poile? [On The Forecheck]
  • With Suter and Zach Parise and a very noteworthy changing of the guard in Minnesota, is it time for the Minnesota Wild to update their look to coincide? [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Suter and Parise are off the board, as is Carle and Jaromir Jagr. Lighthouse Hockey lists some of the other big names still out there for the taking [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • This is a couple of days old, but the Peter Principle is alive and well in the NHL. Certain GMs are in the position and showing how it's beyond their abilities. Hockey Rants]
  • Prime Example of this is Scott Howson with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who has taken a cue from the Chuck LaMar school of general managing and asks too much for his wares [Backhand Shelf]
  • Anonymous accounts on Twitter are common, as is anonymous people posing as in-the-know on their accounts (hello, Eklund). Here's an example of the ridiculousness of one such rumor-mongering account [Edmonton Journal]