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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, November 24th

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Enjoy news and links from around the hockey world as you sip your morning coffee.

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has hired Adam Oates as a consultant. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Twelve things we learned in first quarter of the NHL regular season (number 7 is of particular interest). [NHL]
  • The Syracuse Crunch assigned forward Brian Hart and defenseman Charlie Dodero to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits yesterday. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • The Crunch are down four slots in this week's AHL Power Rankings, but with reinforcements arriving back from Tampa yesterday, don't count them out yet. [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • Syracuse is holding a Movember Mustache Challenge throughout the month of November to raise funds for prostate cancer research at Upstate University Hospital and spread awareness of the disease, which affects about one in seven men. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • Change for Change is an initiative created by Crunch Captain Mike Angelidis and his teammates that aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and help improve the odds for children with cancer. [Go Fund Me]
  • Lightning prospect Brayden Point "is really good." [SportsNet]
  • Sam Bennett has been a success so far in his first NHL campaign. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Goaltender interference and Carey Price. [TSN]
  • The Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson is an early favorite for the Norris Trophy. [NHL]
  • "The Travis Hamonic trade watch shall be milked until it is done, or until the target becomes less interesting to Canada." [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Have the New York Rangers mismanaged their blue line? [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Detroit Red Wings debuted their Stadium Series jerseys yesterday. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL will reportedly test players for cocaine by the end of the 2015-16 season. [SB Nation]
  • Greg Wyshynski thinks that the NHL is stalling on the expansion issue as it waits for Seattle. [Puck Daddy]
  • Doc Emerick gets feature treatment on HBO "Real Sports" tonight night on HBO. [YouTube]
  • Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier writes a letter to his younger self. [The Players' Tribune]
  • Matt Mangene, currently playing with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, opens up about his career and his future hopes. [PHPA]
  • China has asked the Czech Republic to teach them hockey before the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. [SB Nation]