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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, March 22nd

News, links, hockey, coffee. Come on in.

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  • Getting to know Tampa Bay Lighting/Syracuse Crunch defenseman Slater Koekkoek. [The Hockey News]
  • Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has been coming up big lately, and the stats prove it. [TSN]
  • Can the Buffalo Sabres afford Steven Stamkos? [Die by the Blade]
  • There was a mock draft on the Lightning Reddit yesterday. [Reddit]
  • The Crunch's playoff hopes are slim, but...they still exist. So, that's...something? [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • I might dislike him right now for making me laugh, but Syracuse Crunch defenseman Luke Witkowski's response to a picture of him going...er...forehead-to-chin with John Scott is just plain funny:
  • Rick Nash’s season with the New York Rangers has been disappointing, but it hasn't been a total loss. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • The Washington Capitals have extended their affiliation agreement with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • Ray Shero has a lot of work on his hands when looking towards the New Jersey Devil's 2016-17 season. [All About the Jersey]
  • Vancouver Canucks have been hit hard with injuries: Radim Vrbata, Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter are all done for the season with varying injuries. [Canucks Army]
  • Would the Arizona Coyotes really trade Max Domi for Auston Matthews? [Five for Howling]
  • Yesterdays March Sadness match-up had Dallas Eakins' debut going against Connor McDavid's debut. [Copper N' Blue]
  • Twitter celebrated 10 years yesterday. What have been the top 10 outrageous hockey moments during 10 years of Twitter? [Puck Daddy]
  • Hockey fans finally have a framework of the rules for the much-expected NHL draft. [Spector's Hockey]
  • Les Canadiennes dealing with heartbreak. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The KHL has abolished their draft after problems keeping young players. [AP: The Big Story]

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