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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, November 25

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In today’s Quick Strikes, some great losses in the world of hockey, some bad times in Edmonton, and a return to an old arena in Charlotte.

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  • Former NHL head coach Pat Quinn passed away yesterday at 71 after a lengthy illness. Nucks Miscounduct gave their thoughts on a legend. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Quinn also left a huge impact on the Toronto Maple Leafs, helping them find success in the modern era of the NHL. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Murray Oliver, who played for and coached the Minnesota North Stars, also died yesterday of a heart attack at 77. [Star Tribune]
  • The Edmonton Oilers are continuing their long, drawn-out tailspin and the fans are visibly frustrated. They actually booed the team all the way to the dressing room after a lop-sided loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. [Copper & Blue]
  • ...So it is fair to say that the level of desperation is pretty high in Edmonton right now, as "no one is off limits."

  • A combined .883 save percentage for Viktor Fasth and Ben Scrivens may have a lot to do with the firing of the Oilers goalie coach. [Edmonton Journal]
  • The Charlotte Checkers of the AHL have reached a tentative agreement to return to Bojangles Coliseum after moving to a different arena in 2005. [Charlotte Checkers]
  • The hockey world also lost another legend Monday. Viktor Tikhonov, coach of the Soviet team in the 1980 Winter Olympics, passed away at 84. Here is a great read about the life and legacy of Viktor Tikhonov. [Puck Daddy]