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Quick Strikes for Friday, January 30

News and notes from Thursday night's 5-1 domination of the Detroit Red Wings, AHL western migration, and more for your Friday links.

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  • Feel the frustration. Feel the anger. Recap of the 5-1 thrashing the Bolts put on the Red Wings, from the other side. [Winging it in Motown]
  • The "Impossible Goal" was a clever ruse.

  • Big news from yesterday, as the AHL officially approves Western migration for a handful of teams. [AHL]
  • We're still waiting for a lot of dust to settle; a lot of good hockey markets are losing their teams. Many of them will gain a team from somewhere else, but many will not. [SB Nation]
  • The Syracuse Crunch offered to make a road trip to play some of the newly-moved Western teams, but those clubs seem content to only play each other. [Syracuse Post-Standard]
  • On a happier AHL note, Ric Flair is coming to the Syracuse Crunch game on February 7. [Youtube]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning Director of Player Development Stacy Roest on the Hockey Prospect show for a 30-minute audio interview touching on Anthony DeAngelo, Dominik Masin, and more. [Hockey Prospect]
  • The World Cup will feature ads on jerseys, perhaps the first step towards more advertising in the NHL as well. [TSN]
  • The Hockey isn't very big in America according to a Harris Poll [Sports Business Journal ]
  • Mitch Marner is just the latest NHL prospect to be undervalued due to his size. [The Faceoff Circle]