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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, March 8th

Links! News! Coffee recommendations! HOCKEY! COFFEE! HOCKEY!

Scott Thomas
  • We doubt you missed it, but if you did: Jonathan Drouin's suspension has been lifted after he indicated to Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman that he wanted to come back and was willing to report to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. Now that he's back, what happens next? [Bolt Prospects]
  • There was some scuttlebutt that Drouin might not be welcomed back after he "turned his back" on Syracuse. Not so, says the leaders in the Crunch dressing room. [Syracuse.com]
  • A surprisingly productive week has the Crunch up nine slots - yes, nine (!) - in this week's AHL Power Rankings. [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • The Crunch added a contract yesterday:
  • We love these kinds of stories: Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals made the day of a couple who named their baby after them. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Dane Fox to the Carolina Hurricanes for future considerations yesterday. [Canucks Army]
  • Is Vinny Lecavalier's resurgence all luck? [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Commodore is going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for North Carolina Based Special Forces Charity ‘Climb for Valor.' [Winging it Motown]
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay will renovate the Winston Park Recreation Center in the Clair-Mel City/Palm River area thanks to a generous donation from the Vinik family. [The Tampa Tribune]

Today's coffee recommendation: Fool's Celebes Kalossi

Also known as Sulawesi, Celebes is simply splendid! More refined than the Sumatra, this full bodied coffee displays a smooth, syrupy, spicy flavor with hints of oak. A class act by any name.

[Coffee Fool]