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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, April 7

Somehow, today it all ended up college, hockey, & goaltending. Oh, with a dash of Syracuse Crunch, just for interest. Your Quick Strikes are here!

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  • Matthew Peca, newly signed forward for the Syracuse Crunch, is hoping to make a big impact with his new team. And with mounting injuries, he'll get plenty of ice time to prove himself. And maybe along the way, he'll realize that he's no longer a college student. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Speaking of recently signed collegiate players, goaltender Adam Wilcox is set to make his pro debut this weekend with the Crunch. And with goalie Allen York was sent back to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, he kinda sorta has to now. Whether he's ready or not. [Syracuse.com]
  • As mentioned above, the injury bug has hit the Crunch as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning. This most recent injury is going to hurt the Crunch a bit, however. Captain Mike Angelidis is out with an upper body injury. [Syracuse.com]
  • Going back to collegiate hockey and goalies for a second, the Frozen Four is going on this weekend in Boston. And, as with most championship hockey tournaments, goaltending is key. Here are the brief bios for all of the starting goalies. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Apparently, New York Rangers fans are quite happy with the addition of defenseman Keith Yandle. And for them to be comparing him to the beloved Brian Leetch really tells you something. But seriously, Leetch was pretty awesome, so...Yandle, really? Almost that good, huh? [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Captain of the Boston Bruins, defenseman Zdeno Chara, is out with a day-to-day injury. I don't want to wish ill upon anyone, but lets hope that if the Lightning play the Bruins in the first round of playoffs, that day-to-day stretches out for a while. [NHL.com]
  • The Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty left their game Sunday night with an upper body injury. From what Twitter had to say, it seems to be a concussion. Montreal doesn't play again until Thursday, so no updates on him yet. [Montreal Gazette]
  • If you wouldn't mind going to school 90 miles north of Edmonton, Alberta, then you could go get your MBA in Business of Hockey. Seriously. But the catch is, you know, living north of Edmonton. In the winter. Surrounded by Edmonton Oilers fans. [The Globe and Mail]