Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 4

The Bolts team captain is back among them, expectations and hopes are high for Tampa Bay, a former Bolt defenseman will announce the end of his playing career, and other stories for Tuesday.

The Bolts

The Crunch

  • The men who were sent down to the Syracuse Crunch but had to pass through waivers did, in fact, pass through waivers. [Syracuse.com]


  • All Habs tries to rally the Montreal Canadiens faithful to back up new Habs defenseman Shea Weber. [All Habs]
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are losing Niklas Hjalmarsson to start the season with thanks to his suspension. [Second City Hockey]
  • Jim Rutherford spoke about how he made his Pittsburgh Penguins into Champions. Excluded factoid: Tampa Bay got hurt in the Eastern Conference Finals. [Pensburgh]
  • So, the Sens are relocating their AHL affiliate to Ontario. That leaves Binghamton a potential destination for Las Vegas to affiliate with starting in 2017. Will they, though? [The Sin Bin]
  • Former Lightning defenseman, former San Jose Sharks defenseman, former New York Rangers defenseman... Former. Stress former. Dan Boyle will announce his retirement on Wednesday:

The Sport

Which team is the most intimidating Atlantic Division opponent?

Boston Bruins7
Buffalo Sabres1
Detroit Red Wings15
Florida Panthers43
Montreal Canadiens17
Ottawa Senators0
Toronto Maple Leafs0