Quick Strikes for Wednesday, August 20

Your daily Tampa Bay Lightning and NHL news, featuring (gasp!) another Tweetgate, the Leafs hiring bloggers, and the sale of the New York Islanders.

  • Ever wondered which house your favorite Tampa Bay Lightning player would be sorted into if they went to Hogwarts? Alexis Boucher did. [LightningShout]
  • It's been more than a decade since Todd Bertuzzi did this to Steve Moore (yes, Dominic Moore's brother). Reports yesterday seemed to indicate a confidentiality-bound settlement was about to be reached -- but later reports suggested a snag. [National Post]
  • An update on Ryan Malone, who has plead "no contest" and will enter a drug program, which means his cocaine charge will be dropped. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Charles Wang has agreed to a deal to phase himself out as majority owner of the New York Islanders; Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin will become majority in two years. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The schedule for the 2015 IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic has been released. [IIHF]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired one of their biggest detractors in blogger Cam Charron as part of their new analytics team that also includes the operator of Extra Skater, Darryl Metcalf. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tim Leiweke might? be leaving Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Steven Stamkos isn't the only one to cause a hubbub on Twitter. The Winnipeg Jets have their own Tweetgate thanks to Andrew Ladd. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Lyle Richardson says Eric Brewer is the most likely Lightning player to be traded this year. [Bleacher Report]