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Quick Strikes for Monday, October 6

To get your Monday started, we have a read about Steve Yzerman’s plan in action, another Atlantic Division preview, some preseason transactions, and more in our Quick Strikes.

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  • When Steve Yzerman took over as Tampa Bay Lightning GM four years ago, he preached patience to fans. During those four years, fans saw the roster change drastically and only seven players remain in the entire system from when he took over. After all those changes, it seems his plan is finally taking shape and delivering good results. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Ahead of the October 8 NHL season opener, Bleacher Report presents its preview and picks for the Atlantic Division. [Bleacher Report]
  • The Winnipeg Jets have traded Eric Tangradi to the Montreal Canadiens for backup goalie Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland. This seems to pave the way for former Bolts prospect Dustin Tokarski to finally get a shot as Carey Price's backup in Montreal. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • In another preseason transaction, the Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed Jack Skille off waivers from the New York Islanders. [The Cannon]
  • Jeff Skinner left the game early between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals as a result of a hit to the head. The Hurricanes were dominated in the loss. [Canes Country]
  • Connor McDavid made an...interesting fashion choice on Friday night. Hello, Don Cherry! [The Score]