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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, March 29th

Hockey news, links, and info to go with your morning coffee.

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  • In case you missed it, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is Tampa Bay writers’ nominee for the Masterton trophy. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The Syracuse Crunch have been playing well, but this week's AHL Power Rankings predict they'll have to shoot for third in the North if they want to make the playoffs (for the record, this writer agrees with this). [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • The Crunch organization has added more variety to their end of the season game-worn auction. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • Live in Syracuse? Crunch players will be at area Dunkin Donuts until 9 AM this morning working for captain Mike Angelidis' Change for Change initiative. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • Former Bolt Vincent Lecavalier has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy after his resurgance with the LA Kings. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Injured New Jersey Devils' goalie Cory Schneider has a great respect and "all the time in the world" for the American Hockey League. [Albany Devils]
  • Nail Yakupov wants out of Edmonton. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Michael Stone of the Arizona Coyotes has suffered a season-ending knee injury. [Today's Slap Shot]
  • The Ottawa Senators' season just took another blow:
  • "The time is now" for Carolina Hurricanes' general manager Ron Francis to "act aggressively." [Canes & Coffee]
  • Brett Connolly has sat three out of the Boston Bruins' last four games as a healthy scratch, but isn't worried about his future with the organization. [Big Bad Blog]
  • The 43rd annual FDNY vs. NYPD game will takes place April 9th at Madison Square Garden. [Blue Shirt Banter]
This week's coffee recommendation: Fool's Colombian Supremo
A South American classic. The full body, mild flavor and balanced taste of this coffee reminds us of that favorite rich uncle we wish would visit more often. Don't be a stranger, have your "uncle" over for coffee.