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Quick Strikes for Saturday, October 18

In our latest edition of Quick Strikes, some news about the Syracuse Crunch, teams that are participating in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes, and an interview conducted by Roberto Luongo for The Hockey News.

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  • Syracuse Crunch defenseman Matt Corrente brings a refreshing toughness to the Tampa Bay Lightning's minor-league affiliate. []
  • With Jonathan Drouin assigned to the Crunch for a conditioning stint, head coach Rob Zettler and team captain Mike Angelidis shared  their reaction during an audio interview to the (temporary) addition to the team. [SoundCloud]
  • Speaking of Drouin, while we posted a FanShot last night linking to a Vine clip of Drouin's 1st professional goal, you can find a higher quality clip of the goal here. []
  • The Edmonton Oilers are off to a rough start to the season. It seems fans this time around are finally starting to lose their patience. [Edmonton Sun]
  • The Oilers are just one of a few teams that look to be in the running to land the expected first overall draft pick in 2015, Connor McDavid. [SB Nation]
  • With both goaltenders for the Colorado Avalanche out with injuries right now, people began dreaming of Martin Brodeur coming to the rescue of head coach Patrick Roy. Even though it probably wouldn't happen, as starting goalie Semyon Varlamov is only expected to be out a week, it would be awesome. [Puck Daddy]
  • We recently told you that Joe Louis Arena would be demolished in 2017 upon completion of the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings. One reporter shares some fond memories of the Joe. [The Hockey News]
  • Two years after buying Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, not a single payment has been made on the loan. Officials, however, say Nationwide Arena "is in no jeopardy." [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • Roberto Luongo interviewed Montreal Canadiens goaltending prospect Zach Fucale. The results were fantastic. [The Hockey News]