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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, September 24

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The OHL's new mental health program, Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals and more in your Wednesday morning linkset.

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  • Following the suicide of Terry Trafford, the OHL is introducing a new mental health program. [Frozen Futures]
  • The World Cup of Hockey to return in 2016? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Washington Capitals -- participants in this year's Winter Classic -- have revealed their jersey for the New Year's Day game versus the Chicago Blackhawks. [Japers Rink]
  • Speaking of the Caps: the Washington Post has a terrific profile of new head coach Barry Trotz, his family, and his life outside of hockey. [Washington Post]
  • Mixed among updates on still-unsigned RFAs Ryan Johansen and Ryan Ellis is some musing about the current CHL-NHL transfer agreement and the idea that maybe some sort of exception ought to be made for 19-year olds not quite ready for the NHL but with nothing to gain from a fourth year in junior hockey. [ESPN]
  • As for the Lightning AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch -- they'll be doing a meet-and-greet at Turning Stone Resort and Casino after finishing up camp in Lyon, France. [SyracuseCrunch.com]
  • The Florida Panthers and their new ownership have a plan for the forthcoming season -- and it might mean lower attendance numbers. [Miami Herald]