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Quick Strikes for Friday, February 26

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The NHL trade deadline draws closer and moves have been made. Season ending injuries, the playoff chase, and a shuttle plane between Tampa and Syracuse (not really). These are your links for Friday.

From foes to allies -- Andrew Ladd was traded from the Jets to the Blackhawks last night.
From foes to allies -- Andrew Ladd was traded from the Jets to the Blackhawks last night.
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  • Clare Austin reviewed Andrei Vasilevskiy's play from Tuesday's Lightning / Coyotes game. What does the goalie expert say in her analysis of Vasy? She has issues with the sole allowed goal of the night. [Puckology]
  • Maybe Clare's words carried weight? Kristers Gudlevskis has once again been recalled by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Pierre LeBrum plays off some of the quotes that went public Wednesday from Steve Yzerman in reflection of the situation. [ESPN]
  • Alexis Boucher reflects on Hockey Day in Tampa Bay. [Lightning Shout]
  • What does Slater Koekkoek think of his play after his latest stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning? NHL ready (just about). [Syracuse.com]
  • Reinforcements are on the way for the Syracuse Crunch! And not by way of a trade acquisition or PTO signing!
  • The Deke the Deuce charity drive continues... 
  • Jeff Petry of the Montreal Canadiens is done for the season with a sports hernia that requires surgery. [CBC]
  • Joffey Lupul is also done due to sports hernia. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Winnipeg Jets Bryan Little is also done for the season. He sustainted a broken vertebrae on the hit from Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman in Tampa more than a week ago. If the Jets got pissed off after the incident, imagine the grudge they'll hold when they play Tampa Bay next season. [NBC Sports]
  • James van Riemsdyk was also lost for the season by the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • And then there's the injury that is Michel Therrien. The question is asked here just who replaces the Canadiens head coach. [All Habs]
  • The loss of Jeff Petry isn't the only addition to the Canadiens problems this season. There was also hate/slang use on the official team account on Twitter that the franchise had to deal with.[Today's Slapshot]
  • You may have already heard but the Vancouver Canucks acquired the rights to Phillip Larsson who is playing in the KHL at the moment. [Canucks Army]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Andrew Ladd from the Jets in exchange for Marko Dano, a 1st round draft pick and a conditional selection. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Speculating on the Dallas Stars beefing up the roster at the deadline... and tearing apart the Edmonton Oilers by way of it. [Defending Big D]
  • Two of the biggest cogs on the Vancouver Canucks sales rack - forward Radim Vrbata and defenseman Dan Hamhuis - are being eyed by the Chicago Blackhawks. [Second City Hockey]
  • Eric Gelinas is on the New Jersey Devils blue line... He's also speculated on here as a trade commodity. [All About the Jersey]
  • Trade history has another angle to it - nostalgia. Some notable players from NHL history remark about how they found out they got traded. [ESPN]
  • The Stadium Series game between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche this weekend brings about some reflection and nostalgia. Ah, warm and fuzzies generated by remembering the bitter, physical rivalry between the two clubs in the 1990s..! [Detroit Free Press]
  • The playoff chase is on for Carolina! Just who, though, are they going after and what are the chances of catching up or overtaking? [Canes & Coffee]
  • Brent Burns Chia Pet Giveaway night at SAP Center in San Jose is March 28th. No, I'm not joking. [Puck Daddy]