Quick Strikes for Wednesday, November 12

Steven Stamkos tries to adjust to a new norm,defensive prospect Jake Dotchin and his physical presence, and the hockey world pas homage on Veterans Day yesterday.

  • One year after his heartbreaking leg injury Steven Stamkos wonders if his leg will ever feel the same. [The Score]
  • A follow-up to an analysis on Evgeni Nabokov from last week, CAustin has some analysis on zone-based workload for the Lightning backup. [Puckology]
  • Bolts prospect and Syracuse Crunch defenseman Jake Dotchin has brought a physical presence to the blue line, an aspect of his game that was instilled in him from a young age. [Syracuse.com]
  • Former Lightning head coach Guy Boucher has been named the head coach of the Canadian Men's National Team for the 2014 Spengler Cup tournament. [Hockey Canada]
  • A pretty incredible organization, Defending the Blue Line continues to help make it easier for military families to participate in hockey. [ESPN]
  • Brian Elliott wore a special mask for the St. Louis Blues game last night, dedicated to veterans and those who are currently serving. [The Hockey News]
  • The American Hockey League also took the time to honor those who have served. [AHL]
  • Off the subject of hockey, the Tampa Bay Rays and the city of St. Petersburg are near an agreement for the city to allow the team to explore locations for a new stadium in Hillsborough County. Possible sites for a new stadium include the Channel District on land Lightning owner Jeff Vinik controls. [D Rays Bay]