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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, January 26th

Coffee. Hockey links. News. Be here.

Scott Thomas
  • A report is out that Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has changed his sights to Thomas Chabot plus something else if he trades Drouin to Ottawa. [The Score]
  • The Lightning has experienced a turn around thanks to the return of key players to the lineup. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Is Steven Stamkos on the level of Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews? [en-Lightning]
  • Victor Hedman says the Florida Panthers are ‘legit.' [The Tampa Tribune]
  • An amazing interview with Lexi LaFleur Brown isn't to be missed. [NHL SB Nation]
  • Syracuse Crunch defenseman Luke Witkowski needs to practice his aim when chucking seafood (the squid might have come from the stands, but it certainly didn't come from the only three Crunch fans in that section...the people he inexplicably decided to throw it near. And, yes, I'm still annoyed). He's also being a team player and all that for the Crunch and stuff. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Crunch are up four in this week's AHL Power Rankings. [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • Crunch forward Matthew Peca (who was just starting to get comfortable) is out for "several weeks" with an upper body injury. [Syracuse.com]
  • Speaking of injured players, the status of three other Crunch guys is about as clear as mud:
  • Crunch goalie and Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox has been trying to make the most out of his keen vision. [Syracuse.com]
  • The AHL's All-Star Classic is in Syracuse this weekend, and there are plenty of opportunities for fans to get autographs throughout the two-day event. [Syracuse.com]
  • The Crunch is re-painting the ice for the AHL's event, a process which started yesterday:
  • The NHL is opening Nashville’s All-Star weekend Friday with a primetime TV special hosted by The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and NHL Broadcaster Kathryn Tappen. [The Pink Puck]
  • The Edmonton Oilers became the first NHL team to use Pride Tape, a multicolored tape to promote inclusiveness in sports, this past Sunday. [National Hockey League]
  • The Oilers partnered with Pride Tape to put on a special skills competition practice for fans, in which every Oilers player wrapped their sticks in rainbow-colored tape to support the LGBTQ community. [NHL SB Nation]
  • Defenseman Trevor Daley is finding his niche with the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Today's Slapshot]
  • It might be feasible that the Carolina Hurricanes finish above .500 this season with only 1 50-point player and 1 20-goal scorer. [Canes & Coffee]
  • Jimmy Howard ha taken a downward path from All Star to benchwarmer. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg has created a burger called The Klingburger. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are on their annual fathers trip this week. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Boston Bruins "signed" an unusual player yesterday. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team. [Seattle Times]
  • The Hockey Night in Canada towel is the newest must-have accessory for players. [Sports Illustrated]
  • For the next two years, the CWHL's Clarkson Cup Final will be played in the nation's capital at the Canadian Tire Centre. [Silver Seven]

Allokago's weekly coffee recommendation (yeah, this is new, enjoy!): Fool's Apple Strudel

Straight from the German alps comes apple pie's more elegant cousin; the simplicity of this strudel is what makes it so deliciously complex. Cinnamon, apple and cream come together with a brilliant twist. Just add a little vanilla ice-cream and you'll have the perfect pastry in a cup.

[The Coffee Fool]