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The Lightning agree to a six year deal with the Syracuse Crunch, the Red Wings will soon be playing hockey in the Little Caeser's Arena, reflections on game one vs. the Islanders and more in this morning's reads.

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  • Three things Bryan Burns' learned from the Bolts game one loss. [NHL]
  • Expect a strong response from Ben Bishop after his game one struggles. [TBO.com]
  • If you're having Stammer withdrawals, watch him skate. There, now don't you feel better? [TBO.com]
  • Check out the latest episode of the Bolts Prospects podcast. [Bolts Prospects]
  • Steven Stamkos wears 91 because John Tavares stole his number when they were kids.[Lighthouse Hockey]

  • What went right and what went wrong from the Islanders' perspective in game one? [Islanders Insight]

  • Roy Cummings thinks Victor Hedman needs to play better. Be careful, this take hotter than your coffee. [Tampa Tribune]

  • The Lightning and the Crunch announce a six year extension of their affiliation agreement. [NHL]

  • Shane O'Donnell breaks down the heroes and zeros from round one including Nikita Kucherov's heroics for the Bolts. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Check out part four of Mike Darnay and Prashanth Iyer's detailed preview of the Pens vs. Caps series. And then check out the first three parts. [Pensburgh]
  • A super serious preview of the Stars vs. Blues Series including in depth systems analysis and analytics...or maybe just a bunch of funny GIFs. [Defending Big D]
  • NHL GMs prove they still don't really know how to assess goalie performance. [InGoal Magazine]
  • The Red Wings will play hockey in the Little Caesar's Arena beginning in 2017. [Wingin' It In Motown]
  • Ever wanted to be an NHL scout? Help Matt Cane create a public database of player skill ratings. [Puck Plus Plus]
  • With no Canadian teams left in the playoffs, are the AHL Toronto Marlies now Canada's team? (Answer: LOL).[The Star]