Quick Strikes for Tuesday, December 8th
Organizational news, links, and more from around the hockey world in this edition of Quick Strikes.
Is there an unease in the relationship between Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper? [Lightning Shout] The Syracuse Crunch's Anthony DeAngelo got kicked out of Sunday's game vs. Albany. [Syracuse.com] A strapped Syracuse has gotten another forward back with the reassignment of Joel Vermin from Tampa Bay to the Crunch. However, the Crunch is still only at 13 forwards, even with the addition of Vermin. [Syracuse Crunch]The Crunch continue their tumble in the AHL Power Rankings. [Chirps from Center Ice] The Crunch is launching "Be Wise Trivia Tuesday" this afternoon. [Syracuse Crunch] Syracuse is getting ready for their annual Tired Teddy Toss this upcoming Saturday. [Syracuse Crunch] It isn't too late to contribute to the Crunch's Change for Change fundraising initiative. [Go Fund Me] Syracuse-born comic Moody McCarthy is to host the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic Post-Skills VIP Party. [Syracuse Crunch] Former Lightning head coach Guy Boucher feels ready for another NHL job. [ESPN] Despite his recent placement on waivers, Alexander Semin was a gamble worth taking for Montreal Canadiens. [Habs Eyes on the Prize] The LA Kings are finding their identity again this season. [Today's Slapshot] NHL veteran Jan Hejda has signed a PTO with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters. [Lake Erie Monsters] Former NHL'er Sean Pronger reminisces about life and hockey. [Today's Slapshot] The NWHL will announce a sponsorship between the league and Dunkin’ Donuts at 3:00 this afternoon. [Today's Slapshot] There's so much potential in the relationship between the NWHL and CWHL. [Today's Slapshot]The Calgary Hitmen had a rather impressive Teddy Toss this past weekend. [YouTube] The 2016 United States World Juniors preliminary roster has been released. [SBN College Hockey] The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has named 26 players to their roster for their training camp to prepare for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. [International Ice Hockey Federation]
From what you've heard and seen so far, what's your opinion of new Lightning TV color analyst Brian Engblom?