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Quick Strikes for Thursday, August 4

The Syracuse Crunch have some news, a look at Cory Conacher's path to hockey, and some desert hockey news all in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • The Syracuse Crunch have announced their preseason schedule. [Syracuse]
  • Seems fitting Cory Conacher would find his way back to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. A nice piece on how he has shown perseverance leads to success. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Paul Bissonnette, a.k.a. @BizNasty2point0, sheds some light on what the future of fighting in hockey may look like. [Today's Slapshot]
  • A roundup of strange things that have occurred to the Coyotes throughout the last few years. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Evander Kane saga ensues. [CBC Sports]
  • Keith Gretzky has been assistant general manager as the Oilers continue to make changes in their hockey operations management. [NHL]
  • The St. John's Ice Caps prepare to relocate to Laval, Quebec. [The Suburban]
  • The ESPN Broadcast schedule for the World Cup of Hockey has been announced. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Las Vegas expansion team will not be releasing their name anytime soon but here is a look at when they might release it. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Here are some possible head coaches for the upcoming Vegas team. [The Hockey News]
  • In other desert hockey news, Antione Vermette was bought out by the Arizona Coyotes. [AzCentral]
  • Interesting take on the 2016-2017 NHL season. The highs and the lows. [Bleacher Report]