Welcome to Syracuse Speaks, a podcast for Field Pass Hockey!
Now in its fifth 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 December 18th, 2022, Alex reflects on the team’s Week of Assists, a period that began with the team’s Teddy Bear Toss on December 10th and culminated this past weekend with their Hockey Fights Cancer game. She discusses all of the team’s charity initiatives, and why it was so apropos that Daniel Walcott‘s record-setting, franchise-leading 335th game in a Crunch sweater happened during that period. In discussing Walcott’s achievement, in particular, she pays respect to the Tampa Bay Lightning and how that organization has handled Walcott’s career with Syracuse, especially in regard to how player turnover usually works in the AHL.
Alex then answers some listener questions through an AMA segment, including a discussion around defenseman Darren Raddysh, who Alex compares to former Crunch players Andy Delmore and Matt Taormina. She also ponders her MVP, discusses rookie forward Jack Finley, and discusses what stuffed animals Raddysh, team captain Gabriel Dumont, and P.C. Labrie would be. Schedule-wise, Alex also covers the current AHL standandings, briefly recaps the team’s past few games, and looks into their future schedule.
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Syracuse Speaks is hosted on Anchor, but is distributed to many of the major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, 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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