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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, November 5

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Cedric Paquette leading by example, major pressure for a young minor league goalie, a new organic garden outside Amalie Arena, these are just some of the reads in this edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • Throughout his career with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, Cedric Paquette has been a proven leader, always striving to improve his game. [Bolt Prospects]
  • You have likely heard the term "Movember" invoked quite a few times all ready. It's men's health awareness month and that means mustaches! Case in point, the Syracuse Crunch are making a pointed effort... [Chairman How's Glorious Army]
  • AHL and NHL special event games always draw special attention and get special gear (unique sweaters and all that). Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has new gear for the forthcoming Frozen Dome series at Carrier Dome in Syracuse. [Syracuse.com]
  • There is a new organic garden outside of Amalie Arena, making the menu for players and fans more "veggie centric." [Tampa Bay Times]
  • What happens when a top high school goalie prospect moves from Wisconsin to Florida? He's not happy with the idea, that's for sure... Up until he actually sees it and experiences it for himself. It's a feature on the state of youth hockey in FLA. [Tampa Tribune]
  • A minor league goalie for the Oakville Rangers has a lot of weight on his shoulders. His name is Christopher Vezina. Yes, that Vezina. [National Post]
  • There are quite a few surprise teams in the NHL right now that are struggling. Lyle Richardson has a list of 10 teams that should already be looking at making changes. [Bleacher Report]
  • Chris Sutter, Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter's son, wasn't expected to live more than a few years. 21 years later, he has defied the odds and given the Sutter family a new outlook on life. [Los Angeles Kings]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had successful surgery to remove a tumor in his thyroid gland and is expected to fully recover. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo's new goalie mask boasts some pretty cool artwork, with references to Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe. [Puck Daddy]
  • Cam Talbot, on the other hand, has yet another awesome Ghostbusters inspired mask Here is the "Marshmallow Mask." [Facebook]