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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, December 1st

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Grab your cup of coffee, get your mouse ready to click some links, and join us in wondering how in the world it's December 1st already.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning needs to take a good look at their power play as they move forward. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • The Syracuse Crunch bounced back from a listless game last Friday with a win in Bridgeport this past Sunday. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Crunch is down 4 slots in this week's AHL Power Rankings. [Chirps From Center Ice]
  • Syracuse hopes to expand their Twitter reach when the assistant director of communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University takes over the official Syracuse Crunch Twitter account on Saturday. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • It isn't too late to donate to the Crunch's Change for Change initiative. It was created by Crunch captain Mike Angelidis and his teammates, and it aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. The fundraising initiative raised over $6,000 in its inaugural campaign during the 2014-15 season. [Go Fund Me]
  • A lack of chemistry is hurting the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals has a soft spot for an American television favorite: Family Feud. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Darnell Nurse is proving his worth with the Edmonton Oilers. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Does New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault need to "man up" just like his team? [Blue Shirt Banter]
  • Coach John Tortorella seems to be of two minds about the Columbus Blue Jackets. [The Dark Blue Jacket]
  • Here's an idea to generate more offense in the NHL... Satire, yes, but still an idea. [The Kicker]
  • The AHL-CHL partnership should add a tweak to their eligibility rules so that players who are too talented for the CHL but maybe aren't ready for the NHL (like Lightning prospect Brayden Point, and former Lightning forward Brett Connolly) could play in the American Hockey League. [Five for Howling]
  • At 69, fan favorite play-by-play man Doc Emrick is still a student of the game. [The Hockey News]
  • There's no guarantee this will result in the NHL landing in Seattle, ut a logistics hurdle of the Environmental Impact Study has been cleared. [King 5]