Quick Strikes for Saturday, October 3

Boyle throws'em down, the SB Nation NHL preview and how they don't predict the Maple Leafs to fare well, transit issues (of sorts) create a disconnect in Brooklyn, and some notable injuries are part of this morning's reads.

  • Steven Stamkos has a season to deal with, never mind the chatter in the background about his future. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Two games since Kevin Poulin was claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders, the backup goalie situation is still in question - Poulin or Kristers Gudlevskis?[Tampa Tribune]
  • You weren't at the Amalie on Thursday for the game? Missed Brian Boyle kicking some ass? Well, here you go:
  • Eric Neilson rides again! He signed a deal with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL on Thursday. [Syracuse.com]
  • For those of you who use Google Plus, Raw Charge does have a G+ page. Give us a follow. [Google Plus]
  • While we're at it - if you're not on Twitter and want to follow Tampa Bay Lightning coverage from the media and players and the organization itself, you should bookmark our page of live streaming. [Raw Charge]
  • The SB Nation 2015-16 NHL preview was released on Thursday with profiles compiled by all 30 team blogs. [SB Nation]
  • It's a rebuilding year in Toronto. That's the perception in the league preview. I'd also like to throw in the fact too many cooks are in the kitchen and internal planning for the 2016 offseason (read: Steven Stamkos, Unrestricted Free Agent) isn't going to coordinate management. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • So, where are the Dallas Stars going this season; will the product be above and beyond or disjointed disappointment? [Defending Big D]
  • It's a rite of passage for goalies in Ottawa: The club invests in them and they get hurt. Andrew Hammond, the Hamburglar, has done got himself a groin injury. [The 6th Sens]
  • The Detroit Red Wings have lost defenseman Danny DeKeyser for most of (if not all of) October. [Winging it in Motown]
  • Is this motivation or further sign the Vancouver Canucks are in disarray - telling veterans to step up because the club will start a youth movement. [Canucks Army]
  • Barclays Center in Brooklyn is a big change - an urban location for a team that was in suburban sprawl for its existence. Trying to employ some urban sounds in-game (read: goal horn) hasn't been well received. [NYI Point Blank]
  • It's more appropriate that I simply link to InGoal Magazine's piece on Bruin's goalie Malcolm Subban's Grim Reaper mask than the song that immediately popped into my head upon seeing it: "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult (that's actually a compliment - it's a good song). [InGoal Magazine]
  • Some readers are draft gurus with prospects... How many of you follow the full league? Can you name all of the Montreal Canadiens 1st round choices since 1995? [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • So, Quebec City hosted exhibition action (the Canadiens vs. the Penguins) on Monday night... The game itself was preseason action, the atmosphere? Lively. [ESPN]
  • Evidence of the LA Basin Rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, or just an undisciplined foray when it didn't matter (the preseason)? [USA Today]
  • Women in hockey, get used to it. No, I didn't say women's hockey, I said women in hockey. Like, female refs... [WCHA.com]

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