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Quick Strikes for Saturday, December 5

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A lot more hanging with Mr. Cooper is going to happen in Tampa Bay, the 2018 WJCs are heading to Buffalo, and it's the time and the season for incredible Christmas lights.

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Editor's note: You may have noticed the past few weeks our Quick Strikes aren't done every day any more. The schedule is likely to be further off in coming weeks.

  • I think you heard there was a big story yesterday regarding the Lightning and a contract. No, not that one, the guy who stands behind the bench. Yeah, him. He got a new deal [Tampa Tribune]
  • GM Steve Yzerman spoke to the media after practice Friday regarding Jon Cooper's new deal. Ooh, and there's a video of it:



  • "But as the game went on I felt better and better. And I'm definitely happy with the win.'' -- Jonathan Drouin [Tampa Tribune]
  • Planning to attend the Lightning / Senators game at Amalie Arena this week? There's a little event outside the building before the game. [Facebook]
  • The Syracuse Crunch (along with its AHL brethren who reside in the Empire State) inked a deal with New York tourism. [AHL.com]
  • Buffalo, New York's bid to host the 2018 World Junior Championships has won. An "outdoor component" will also be played. [Buffalo News]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are not inspiring confidence, but they are inspiring worry. Here are eight specific ones. [Canes and Coffee]
  • Another feature on Brant Myhres (autoplay video warning) and what he's trying to do in for the Los Angeles Kings - keep the players away from addiction. [ESPN]
  • It's the holidays and Christmas lights are going to happen. This takes the cake. Though I wonder what the neighbors think. [Second City Hockey]
  • Reality has dropped in on the New York Rangers: The club is 1-4-1 in its last six games and fortunate to be where they are in the NHL standings. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • With the Edmonton Oilers in last place in the NHL, with a new front-office in Peter Chiarelli (he ain't Kevin Lowe), moves are likely. Here are the latest rumors. [Spector's Hockey]
  • Speaking of rumors and movement, are the Winnipeg Jets about to make a notable transaction? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Anyone interested in a goalie? The Ducks may be trying to trade one of a pair.[Anaheim Calling]
  • Has the injury bug decided to go up I-75, out of Tampa and visit Detroit? It would certainly appear so with two injuries of note. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Pascal Dupuis needs to step away from hockey due to his health. He hasn't though. But he should. [Pensburgh]