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Quick Strikes: The Lightning are the best!

The Lightning are the best, Witko is the new captain in Syracuse, Randy Carlyle is still not a good coach, and more in this morning’s reads.

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Islanders - Game Four Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bolts

The Crunch

  • The Crunch named 26 year old defender Luke Witkowski as team captain. Witkowski follows Mike Angelidis who was captain of the Crunch for the last four seasons.

The Game

  • The Penguins agreed to an extension with goaltender Matt Murray. The contract is similar to the one Andre Vasilevskiy signed with the Lightning during the summer. [Pensburgh]
  • Canadiens defender Zach Redmond broke his foot during practice and will miss around six weeks. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Blackhawks are playing a 37 year old defender on his off-side and seem unhappy with the results. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Matt Murray signing creates an interesting challenge for the Penguins as they prepare for the expansion draft. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Noted analytics darling Nino Niederreiter is only getting 13 minutes per game in Minnesota and that has to be fixed. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Alex Radulov seems to fitting in perfectly with his new team in Montreal. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Randy Carlyle is already dragging down the Ducks. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • If you enjoy detailed play breakdowns, here’s one of Marian Hossa’s 500th career goal. [Second City Hockey]
  • NHL.com finally arrives at the fate it deserves. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Washington Capitals are bunch of crossword puzzle loving nerds. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]