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Quick Strikes for Friday, May 6

TampaCuse won't stop beliebing, Jaromir Jagr re-signs with the Panthers, Matt Carle and Erik Condra are both close to returning, Arizona hires a new GM and more in this morning's reads.

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  • Both Matt Carle and Erik Condra seem close to returning.  No new progress for either J.T. Brown or Anton Stralman. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Tom Jones on why Brian Boyle did not deserve a suspension for his hit on Thomas Hickey in overtime of game three. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • TampaCuse went to a Bieber concert during the off-night in Brooklyn.  It looks like the guys had a good time. [Instagram]
  • Check out this fanPost on Erik Erlendsson's dismissal from the Tampa Tribune.  He was the favorite beat of a lot of folks and he will be missed. [Raw Charge]
  • The Islanders are hopeful that Ryan Pulock can return for Friday's game four against the Lightning. [Newsday]
  • Mike Condon has a sweet new Revolutionary War themed mask for the IIHF World Championships. [InGoal Magazine]
  • Follow along as Mike Darnay dissects the breakdown the big mistake that led to the game winning goal in overtime of game four between the Capitals and Penguins.. [Pensburgh]
  • According to the folks at Russian Machine Never Breaks, the Caps have done everything right except score. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The Panthers re-signed Jaromir Jagr to a one year deal.  [Litter Box Cats]
  • The Arizona Coyotes officially hired John Chayka as the their new GM.  He is the youngest GM in the league at just 26 years old. [Five for Howling]
  • Die by the Blade is handing out their offseason grades and yesterday, they looked a Jack Eichel's rookie season. [Die by the Blade]
  • Matt Karash takes a deep dive into some potential offseason moves for the Carolina Hurricanes. [Canes & Coffee]
  • The Orlando Solar Bears have extended their affiliate agreement wit the Toronto Maple Leafs for one more year with an option for a second year.  [Orlando Solar Bears]
  • The IIHF World Championships is coming up in August.  Check out a preview of each country that will be competing. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • SB Nation is hiring a manager for a new women's hockey blog.  If you're interested, check out the job posting. [SB Nation]