In this episode Alex Ackerman revisits her 2021-22 Syracuse Crunch Season Preview, which she wrote for Field Pass Hockey. With the AHL just a bit past the quarter mark of their season, it’s the perfect time for a check-in. Alex describes the Crunch’s current record, special team performances, leading scorers, and checks on the goalies. She targets the performances of the team’s key acquisitions from this past summer up to this point, looking specifically at Gabriel Dumont, Charles Hudon, and Andrej Sustr.
Back in October, Alex also speculated about some big storylines. She wondered how the breaking of the trio of Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, and Alex Barre-Boulet would affect Syracuse, so she discusses that storyline in the podcast. In her preview she also pondered about COVID-19 and the team’s vacant captaincy, so Alex recaps that briefly, as well and confirms that Chase Priskie is still not a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. Alex ends the podcast with a quick look at the future, however foggy it may currently be due to said pandemic.