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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, October 8

The return of the Syracuse Crunch, the lack of star power in hockey broadcasts, and a tutorial on how to use one of the Extra Skater replacements are just some of the things in our Quick Strikes for Wednesday, October 8.

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  • The Edmonton Oilers grew a little bit in size during the off-season, with the help of some former Bolts. [Copper & Blue]
  • You may have seen the interview of USA Hockey's Hilary Knight by Puck Daddy on Monday. There are a few more things they could have asked. [Puckology]
  • The Syracuse Crunch return to the War Memorial today after their journey in France. Here's how you can see them this week. [Syracuse.com]
  • Football broadcasts have Tony Dungy, Terry Bradshaw, and Jimmy Johnson. Baseball broadcasts have Cal Ripken Jr., Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. But hockey broadcasts seem to lack true star power. [Toronto Sun]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets look to leave a powerful impression on the NHL this year, but could defense be the thing that hinders them this year? [BS Hockey]
  • Ryan McDonagh was named the 27th captain in New York Rangers history on Monday. Here, he gives his thoughts on taking over the captaincy from new Lighting forward Ryan Callahan. [Ranger Rants]
  • Adrian Dater, a beat writer for the Colorado Avalanche, was suspended by the Denver Post for some rather colorful comments on Twitter. [Denver Post]
  • There was a noticeable void left when Extra Skater went offline. War on Ice boasts some of the same features, and here they show you how to utilize those features. [War on Ice]