Quick Strikes for Tuesday, December 22nd

It's almost Christmas! But, hey, you can procrastinate your shopping and wrapping a little longer, especially when there's hockey talk about. So get your cup of coffee and come join us for this edition of Quick Strikes.

  • The Syracuse Crunch bring you some holiday shenanigans in their holiday video. [YouTube]
  • The Crunch is UP 8 slots in this week's AHL Power Rankings after they "managed three out of six points this weekend with defensemen playing forward and terribly understaffed." [Chirps From Center Ice]
  • It isn't too late to donate to the Crunch's Change for Change campaign. [Go Fund Me]
  • Binghamton Senators defenseman Mark Fraser has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of his actions during an altercation in a game at Syracuse on Dec. 18. During the "altercation," Fraser slammed Crunch forward Tanner Richard's unprotected head into the glass several times. [The American Hockey League]
  • Two days after the "altercation" with Fraser, Richard was recalled to the Lightning. [Syracuse.com]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point is still good at the hockey. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a four-year contract extension. [Minnesota Wild]
  • Jaromir Jagr is now alone in fourth place on the NHL's all-time goal list, and wants to end his career with the Florida Panthers. [Miami Herald]
  • The 2016 World Junior Championship is right around the corner, and Robert Nasso and Tom Hunter have some predictions. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The CWHL’s Boston Blades are seeing steady improvement. [Today's Slapshot]