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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, February 16th

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Hockey news and informational links to have with your morning cup of coffee.

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  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have a "remote chance" of landing Steven Stamkos. [TSN]
  • Opinion: Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman’s management legacy will be defined by the Stamkos situation. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Syracuse Crunch forward Brian Hart has taken advantage of the opportunities presented to him and has earned a regular spot in the team's lineup. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Change for Change is an initiative created by Crunch captain Mike Angelidis and his teammates that aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and help improve the odds for children with cancer. [Go Fund Me]
  • What happens if the NHL salary cap drops? [Spector's Hockey]
  • Can positivity be found in mediocrity? [All Habs]
  • What might be the Montreal Canadiens' plan for the NHL trade deadline? [All Habs]
  • What the market will pay for the Leafs' expiring free agents is tough to gauge, but they're a win for the Leafs regardless.  [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Defenseman Brooks Orpik is likely to return to the Washington Capitals lineup next week. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Marian Hossa on injured reserve  and have called up Vincent Hinostroza. [Second City Hockey]
  • Is the NHL ready for a European head coach? [Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Portland Pirates of the AHL, farm team of the Florida Panthers, saw a nice level of success this past weekend with a sweep. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Why Mike Yeo failed in Minnesota. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • More on Yeo:
  • With the excuses now gone after Mike Yeo's dismissal, the microscope is on the players. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Iowa Wild promoted David Cunniff to Head Coach. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • By supporting injured NWHL player Denna Laing, fans can also support others in their communities who face similar challenges. [Watch This Hockey]
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