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Quick Strikes for Friday, January 22

Drouin antics, CWHL and AHL All-Star info, and skating on top of a city.

Congratulations to Daniel Sedin who now leads the Vancouver Canucks all-time in points.
Congratulations to Daniel Sedin who now leads the Vancouver Canucks all-time in points.
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  • While the focus should have been on the massive game Thursday night, it was on Jonathan Drouin's suspension instead. Steve Yzerman addressed the press Thursday morning to talk about the situation. [Tampa Tribune]
  • A breach of contract and who wins the Drouin/Lightning charade? Agent Allan Walsh. [en-Lightning]
  • Jonathan Drouin's choice of action makes it more difficult to sympathize with him, writes Ken Campbell. The one contradiction of the write up is seeing no harm in a player demoted for playing time/development crying foul about being demoted/stunted development. [The Hockey News]
  • "There are two absolutes for pro hockey players, especially in the minor leagues: You always hold yourself accountable. And you never put yourself above or apart from the team. Jonathan Drouin went down in flames on both counts[....]" []
  • It's running through social media - allegations via story retelling of an incident with Patrick Kane from 2014 in Los Angeles. []
  • In a wider NHL perspective (and opening up the history books), here's nine NHL players from across the league who held out for a trade. [Sportsnet]
  • Before Thursday's Lightning / Blackhawks game, Chicago acquired Jiri Sekac from the Anaheim Ducks. [The Committed Indian]
  • Fading in the standings, struggling in the game, the Montreal Canadiens must make the best of a bad situation. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Long time NHL executive Brian Burke wants the playing surface of NHL ice rinks increased, and he's working from behind the scenes to make it happen. []
  • Rinks way up high. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Congratulations to Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks who topped Markus Naslund last night as the canucks all-time leading points scorer. [Sportsnet]
  • Wanted: A quality alternative hockey blog aggregator compared to a run-down and overrun old one. [The Stonegauge]
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was injured in the Oilers win against the Florida Panthers earlier this week, is having hand surgery to repair the damages sustained. [Today's Slapshot]
  • All-Star games are being getting underway across the continent in the coming days. The Canadian Women's All-Star festivities are kicking off in Toronto. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The 2016 AHL All-Star Game broadcast schedule was unveiled for the masses. Will you be able to view the events at the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse?[Syracuse Crunch]
  • Fights still happen, especially in the AHL. RW Brian McGrattan, playing with the San Diego Gulls, gave everyone a scare with the results of his tilt with Daniel Maggio of the San Antonio Rampage. [Hockey Fights]
  • Interesting, a goalie school in the Midwest had some of their instructors voice what they'd learned/experienced so far during the season. [Midwest Goalie School]