Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for Field Pass Hockey!
Now in its fourth 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 1, 2022, Alex celebrates the return of the Calder Cup playoffs to Syracuse! She recaps the Crunch’s season-ending record and ponders the dream-like state she has found herself in since Friday’s game. She discusses Syracuse’s final week and what it meant to the franchise, and enthuses about the team’s playoff tagline and hashtag (#All4One). She also covers the final layout of the AHL’s North Division, and what the matchups are in that division for the start of the playoffs. She goes over the dates of Syracuse’s opening series against the Laval Rocket, discusses some general confusion over the “bye” round, and takes a peek at what the other rounds of the playoffs look like. She ponders the impact of Riley Nash‘s recall to the Tampa Bay Lightning and predicts that his absence won’t be as hard for Syracuse to overcome as missing a different player like Gabriel Dumont, Charles Hudon, Gage Goncalves, or Alex Barre-Boulet. She ends with a rundown of everything this Crunch team has in its favor going into the playoffs.
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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