Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 7

A new captain for the New York Rangers, an awesome new mask for Karri Ramo, and some updates on the Bolts’ roster moves make up your Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 7.

  • The ugly negotiations between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen have finally come to an end. Writers from The Cannon gave their opinions on the three year, $12 million deal. [The Cannon]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets had a fantastic preseason, their only loss coming at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. So what does going 7-1-0 really mean for them? [The Cannon]
  • The New York Rangers have a new captain. Ryan McDonagh succeeds former Ranger (and current Lightning forward) Ryan Callahan as captain of the Blueshirts. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Calgary Flames goaltender Karri Ramo has a new mask this year paying homage to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." It looks awesome. [In Goal Magazine]
  • Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has been trying to push prospects Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse to the point of failure. Odd, right? Well, it hasn't worked so far, as both will get at least a nine-game trial in the NHL before management decides whether or not to send them back to their junior clubs. [Edmonton Sun]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning made their final roster cuts yesterday. Well, almost. The team now carries 24 players, as Jonathan Drouin is still nursing an injury. Michael Stuart, over at Hockey Buzz, talked about the moves and the decision that lies ahead. [Hockey Buzz]
  • James Mirtle on the Toronto Maple Leafs waiving Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren, and the NHL's shift "from fighters to finesse". [The Globe and Mail]