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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 14

New Syracuse Crunch players try to bring a different approach to the team, analysis of drafted versus undrafted goalies in the NHL, Jonathan Quick sneaks an autograph to a fan during a preseason game, and more in our Quick Strikes for October 14.

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  • Our own CAustin did a research project over the summer of drafted vs. undrafted goalies playing in the NHL. [Puckology]
  • Sean Shapiro compiled data of where in the world AHL players come from. Not surprisingly, most are from Canada. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
  • Once again, Mike Angelidis will serve as captain of the Syracuse Crunch for the 2014-15 AHL season. Four players will rotate as alternates. [Syracuse.com]
  • Joel Vermin, a seventh-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013, has an important role as a rookie this year for the Syracuse Crunch. [Syracuse.com]
  • Mike Blunden's life has changed since his first stint with the Crunch from 2008 to 2010. With these changes, Blunden is trying to bring a more well-rounded approach to his game. [Syracuse.com]
  • A blogger with Thoughts from Sabreland wonders if 18-year-old players should be allowed to compete in the American Hockey League. [Thoughts from Sabreland]
  • Sean McIndoe reminds us that it's still the first week of NHL regular season play and we all need to calm down. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Jonathan Quick served as backup for the Los Angeles Kings for a preseason game. Here is a video of Quick sneaking an autograph to a fan during play. [Puck Daddy]