It’s almost playoff time for a team that looked DOA just a few short months ago, and host Alex Ackerman couldn’t be more pleased. With nine games left in their season, the Crunch is riding high off of stellar performances from Alex Barre-Boulet, team captain Gabriel Dumont, Charles Hudon and his power play prowess, prospect Cole Koepke, newcomers Anthony Richard and Riley Nash, and goalie Max Lagace, who is finally looking like the number one netminder Syracuse needs him to be. She also discusses what part the Lightning’s own playoffs might play in Syracuse’s quest.
Alex takes a look at the North Division playoff picture, a field that is drastically different from even just four weeks ago and discusses what the Crunch will need to do to punch their ticket. She looks at their remaining games, an eclectic mix of the usual divisional and some rarer non-divisional opponents and offers up the suggestion that this is actually ideal for a team sharpening their skates for an unusual playoff year.