Quick Strikes for Wednesday, September 10

In this Wednesday edition of Quick Strikes, mourning the loss of legendary USA Hockey player Bob Suter, commentary about the new head of the Department of Player Safety, and a new venture for Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.Follow @dbaldwin1215

  • Scott Stevens made a "personal decision" to step down as assistant coach of the New Jersey Devils for the 2014-15 season. Stevens played for the Devils from 1991 until his retirement in 2004. [Puck Daddy]
  • Three years after Derek Boogaard died of an accidental overdose, arrests have been made in the case. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Sad news to report, as Bob Suter has passed away from an apparent heart attack. Bob Suter was the father of Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and a member of Team USA when they won gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. [SB Nation College Hockey]
  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Smaby has been invited on a tryout to the Arizona Coyotes' training camp. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Days after the Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch renewed their affiliation agreement for two more years, the Ottawa Senators and Binghamton Senators completed a four-year agreement:

  • Speaking of the Ottawa Senators, here is a fun little dictionary of terms used by Sens fans. [Radek Bonk's Mullet]
  • Off the topic of hockey: Our own Nolan Whyte just had his novel, "Among the Humans," listed on Google Play. [Google Play]
  • The NHL recently named a new boss in the Department of Player Safety. But is Stephane Quintal that much different from Brendan Shanahan? Would the NHL allow him to be? [Two Pad Stack]
  • The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League have a new owner. It is none other than Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres. [Die by the Blade]

Outside of Tampa, which Florida city would you most like to see host a Lightning preseason game?

Daytona (Ocean Center)19
Estero (Germain Arena)40
Jacksonville ( Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,)33
Lakeland (Lakeland Center)48
Orlando (Amway Center)134
Pensacola (Pensacola Bay Center)20
Tallahassee (Donald L. Tucker Civic Center)18