The Bolts (in Sweden!)
Victor Hedman, who has been leading the team in sightseeing and appreciation of Stockholm is currently injured, but is doing literally everything he can in order for him to get the chance to play in front of his literal home fans. I’m rooting for him. [NHL dot com]
“It’s obviously been a long day flying in from New York,” Hedman said. “As soon as you saw land and you start making that approach, you feel right at home. I’m super excited to be back in Sweden and looking forward to the games.”
Victor Hedman didn’t practice today, missed the last two games. Says he’ll do “everything in my power” to play Friday but doesn’t know yet. “Take it day by day,” he said #TBLightning pic.twitter.com/qtYr2RztTP— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) November 3, 2019
Swedish Candy??? GIMME!!!
Alex Killorn will be keeping a travel journal during his team’s trip to Sweden. It’s a great read! [NHL dot com]
I’ve never been to Sweden before, and I’m really excited to experience what it has to offer. A lot of guys on our team have been here before because the World Championships were here a few years earlier. I’ve heard so much about this city. Victor Hedman talks about it a lot, and he is very proud. We are excited to explore a bit, which we haven’t gotten a chance to do yet because we literally got to the hotel and came here for a short practice.
Pics from Sweden!
In non-Sweden news, the Lightning are still struggling to get over past playoff woes. This Athletic blog is ad-blocked.
Luke Witkowski was waived by the Lightning on Saturday and cleared yesterday. He will now report to the Syracuse Crunch. He played on the blue line on Sunday and that’s where he’s expected to stay. Here is the roster article Justin wrote up following the news. [Raw Charge]
This move shouldn’t be much of a surprise. While Witkowski did bring some nice flexibility to the roster by being able to play forward and defense, he was not exactly getting the job done on the ice. While he has recorded a goal and two assists, he has been near or at the bottom of the possession statistics for the whole season among the entirety of the Lightning roster. He has also been at the bottom in terms of TOI per game at 8:48.
Witkowski clears— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 3, 2019
The Syracuse Crunch lost to the Hershey Bears over the weekend. Justin once again had the details in his recap. It’s, as always, a great read despite the loss. [Raw Charge]
For the first time since November of 2017, the Syracuse Crunch failed to register a point in a game in November as they fell 4-2 to the Hershey Bears on Sunday. Spencer Martin stopped 20 of 23 shots in his Crunch debut while Danick Martel and Ross Colton provided the offense for Syracuse.
Trace took some great shots from the game and has them available on her Flickr account.
After the Louis Domingue trade, Scott Wedgewood has a bigger opportunity to get some starts in.
Meanwhile, the Orlando Solar Bears have re-signed a goalie for their roster.
Yahoo has no fucks to give for Milan Lucic lmao pic.twitter.com/nc5PDniAxh— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) November 3, 2019
The Washington Nationals showed up at the Washington Capitals game and definitely had a fun time.
Capitals and Nationals team photo. pic.twitter.com/JsKkp92tQ3— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) November 4, 2019
Check out these cool jerseys!!!