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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, December 3

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News on Tampa Bay Lightning prospects expected to go to the WJC, features on a couple of Syracuse Crunch players, and the loss of a hockey legend.

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  • Lightning prospects Adam Erne and Anthony DeAngelo (who signed an entry-level contract with the Lightning last night) were selected to represent Team USA on the World Junior Championship preliminary roster. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Bolt Prospects also gives us the scoop on a few more young guys in the system who could go to the WJC. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Alexis Boucher says that after 22 years in the National Hockey League, Lightning fans' inferiority complex needs to stop. [Lightning Shout]
  • Cody Kunyk was recently moved to the wing in Syracuse from center, and it seems he is flourishing there. The young Lightning prospect had two goals against the Hershey Bears on Saturday night. [Syracuse.com]
  • Luke Witkowski was a healthy scratch Saturday night, and the hard-hitting defenseman is not taking it lightly. [Syracuse.com]
  • The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers had to miss their morning skate yesterday after a massive power outage in the Detroit area. [The Detroit News]
  • Gordie Howe was hospitalized yesterday after what his family feared was another stroke. According to his son Murray, the hockey legend was experiencing fatigue and dehydration. [The Globe and Mail]
  • The hockey world lost a true legend last night: