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Quick Strikes for Monday, July 11th

News, links, coffee, hockey.

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  • It's still relatively early in free agency this off season, but how are the rosters for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch shaping up? More importantly, could Steve Yzerman beat the Angel of Death at his own game? [Bolt Prospects]
  • Juuse Saros may already be the Nashville Predators' next franchise goaltender. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Montreal Canadiens among the top teams for drafting QMJHL players. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The American Hockey League has added some new fighting rules, and while they've been slightly controversial among the fans, the league is taking aim at one-dimensional players in the name of player safety (among other things). [The Hockey News]
  • Crunch owner Howard Dolgon was among those who supported the new fighting rules in the AHL. []
  • The ECHL’s Reading Royals have renewed their affiliation with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The NWHL's Boston Pride needs to make room for Alex Carpenter’s contract. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Kirkwood Youth Hockey Association continues to thrive as a USA Hockey Model Association in Missouri. [USA Hockey]
  • Stephen Mallaro, who helped lead Oswego State to back-to-back NCAA Division III "Frozen Four" appearances, has been named the head coach of the new men's ice hockey program at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. []
  • Blogger opinion: Blogging can help a person rediscover their love of this crazy game we call hockey. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

Allokago's coffee recommendation: Fool's African Cinnamon

If you don't have time to fly to Morocco and haggle for a little cinnamon in your coffee, let us do it for you. Just don't be surprised if your curtains smell like cinnamon after making a brew of this highly aromatic spice.