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Quick Strikes for Thursday, November 12

Links regarding the Lightning, Crunch, and Brayden Point, a bunch of advanced stat information, and miscellaneous updates from around the rest of the league.

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  • Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman said he feels fans' pain but he isn't ready to hit the panic button — yet. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Breaking down Tampa's surprising slow start this season. [Too Many Men on the Site]
  • Mike Blunden was re-assigned to Syracuse today.
  • Adam Wilcox is moving on after his milestone victory. The Crunch rookie netminder turned aside 25 shots to lift Syracuse to a 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for his first professional win Saturday, but was back to the regular grind at practice on Monday. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Wheel of Public Opinion and the state of the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Roar of Thunder]
  • Brayden Point is enjoying a breakout season. He currently leads the WHL in scoring with 39 points in just 16 games; he's also currently second in goals-scored with 16 (behind the Swift Current Broncos' Jon Martin's 19) and in assists with 23 (behind the Lethbridge Hurricanes' Brayden Burke's 24). [Today's Slapshot]
  • Ask around the Tampa Bay Lightning locker room and it's clear Point has raised a few eyebrows among his could-be NHL teammates thanks to a scorching start with the Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors. [Calgary Sun]
  • Clique Bait: Bob McKenzie and the (too) slow demise of the Hockey Media gatekeeper. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The Sedins are still winning the battle against Father Time. [Canucks Army]
  • The Red Wings are losing Kyle Quincey for six weeks due to ankle surgery, but Pavel Datsyuk may return on Friday. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will meet with the NHL to discuss his verbal exchange with New Jersey Devils forward Jordin Tootoo. [Canucks Army]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers, who lost for the seventh time in eight games on Tuesday thanks to a 4-0 spanking from Colorado, held their second closed-door meeting of the season afterward. [NBC Sports]
  • New statistics are pushing the frontier of goalie analysis. [InGoal]
  • Some people apparently don't like the 3-on-3 OT. (This article is not a representative of this link compiler's opinion but she must include it any ways.) [The Committed Indian]
  • Due to advancements in scouting and video technology, the NHL is not going to be able to find a long-term solution to low goal-scoring and boring games. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • To increase scoring, NHL to test out straight jackets for goalies. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Guy Boucher to leave SC Bern after season and become coaching free agent. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Jeremy Roenick will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit on Friday from 11:30-12:30 EST [Reddit]
  • "Miracle" actor Joe Cure was killed when the vehicle he was driving slid off the road in Montana Sunday morning. [KARE 11]
  • The Ace Bailey Children's Foundation was established in memory of Garnet "Ace" Bailey, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Ace's family created the Foundation to honor his memory and to perpetuate his deep caring for the happiness of children through their work. AHL and NHL items are up for auction with funds going to the Foundation. [eBay]
  • Equipment and grants allow families of service members to live the hockey life. [ESPN]
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