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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, March 4

TSN screw-ups, post deadline coverage, and blow-outs of the 21st century!

The Toronto media and their critiques of Dion Phaneuf has drawn the ire of Phil Kessel.
The Toronto media and their critiques of Dion Phaneuf has drawn the ire of Phil Kessel.
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  • A nice victory for the Tampa Bay Lightning is certain to leave the opponent unhappy; view the recap from Andy Boron at Die by the Blade. [Die by the Blade]
  • It's not Facebook or Twitter but Google+? Yeah, Raw Charge is on it if you are. [Google +]
  • The trade deadline has passed and Lightning fans were not necessarily thrilled with the movements by their general manager... Or perhaps they were found mysterious, acceptable, exciting? Is GM Steve Yzerman still Jedi? Do you want a shirt that supports him? [The Raw Charge Store]
  • Martin Fennelly comes off unimpressed by the Bolts moves at the deadline, making sure to invoke "Keith Yandle" and "power play" while stating uncertainty overall. and doubt. [Tampa Tribune]
  • There wasn't much movement with the Syracuse Crunch - roster moves, reassignments but nothing huge. Julien BriseBois spoke about it to Lindsay Kramer. []
  • TSN, one of Canada's major sport networks, is having a very rough time with the fall-out of their coverage of the trade deadline. One disrespectful gaffe was asking Sabres new goalie Chad Johnson his thought son being traded to help the Sabres tank. Johnson's not happy that happened. [Puck Daddy]
  • The biggest mistake yesterday was poor oversight of fan tweets that made it to air. One remark necessitated a formal apology to Dion Phaneuf, his wife (actress Elisha Cuthbert), and Joffrey Lupul. [National Post]
  • 65 games played, 89 points... The Nashville Predators are steamrolling the NHL. Braden Thompson explains why they're not "special". [On the Forecheck]
  • The 21st century is in its 15th year (and only 13 and ½ season... Thank you Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow among others grumble). Still, the NHL has had plenty of lop sided games in that span of time. Here's a list of five of them. [The Score]
  • Things are getting awkward in Toronto as the players are rebelling against poor treatment coming from the Toronto media. Phil Kessel stood up for Dion Phaneuf after the morning skate on Tuesday in Sunrise. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • ...and during game play at the BB&T Center, the situation got crazy as both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were injured during game play. One of the coaches had to suit up to back up an achy Lu. [SB Nation]
  • Oh, yeah, the Panthers lost too. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Keith Yandle, New York Ranger. Just what happened behind the scenes to make that happen? Brandon Cohen gets to the bottom of things (with a wink). [Blueshirt Banter]
  • After playing careers end, athletes sometimes make good careers for themselves in fields that are more cerebral that public. And sometimes fans who cross the line find out the hard way. Hat tip to former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling for his handling of Twitter trolling. [Ars Technica]