Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for The Sin Bin!
Now in its third season, Syracuse Speaks aims to cover the Syracuse Crunch, its organization, and the AHL from the stands. Host Alexandra Ackerman has been covering Syracuse on the internet since 2008 and desires to share her passion for the team and the league with her listeners.
In this episode, recorded May 25th and 26th, 2021, Alex starts off by taking a look back at the 2020-21 regular AHL season. She recaps the major storylines that impacted the team – storylines that didn’t actually involve COVID-19 that much, surprisingly – and marvels at how similar to a normal-sized season it all turned out to be. She covers the emergence of the Taylor Raddysh – Otto Somppi – Boris Katchouk line, and the successes of defensemen Devante Stephens and Sean Day. She discusses the team’s success against their divisional rivals, and looks back at it all with her ol’ Rose Colored Glasses on, something that’s easy to do with it all in the (figurative) review mirror.
Alex then goes on to give a recap of the May 26th, 2021 Facebook Live talk with Crunch owner Howard Dolgon. She picks out some highlights including Dolgon’s best guesses for getting fans back into the Onondaga County War Memorial and the team’s plans for 2021-22, including a tidbit about a potential Opening Night date.
Syracuse Speaks is hosted on Anchor, but is distributed to many of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify, and Stitcher. The royalty-free music featured in this episode was by Purple Planet Music and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.
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