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Quick Strikes for Friday, July 21

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News and notes from around the NHL for your Friday links.

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  • The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly close to extending recently-acquired center Brandon Sutter. [Canucks Army]
  • What is in the cards for former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dustin Tokarski as he enters the 2015-16 season as Carey Price's back-up? [All Habs]
  • Speaking of Montreal, they bridged young forward Alex Galchenyuk yesterday. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • A terrific interview with Jim Paek, former assistant coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL and current head coach of the South Korean national ice hockey team. [Hooked on Hockey]
  • On hockey, Magic: The Gathering, and a potential analytical "meta-game". (Stick this one ... it's worth it.) [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon aren't just training together with Gary Roberts (where Steven Stamkos also trains), they're also taking time out of their schedule to do stuff like this. [Eye on Hockey]
  • The CWHL Boston Blades have (somewhat controversially) hired Brian McCloskey as their head coach. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Further reading on the subject of said controversy. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • You're reading our daily link dump in the middle of summer -- have you "liked" us on Facebook? [Facebook]