On their day off, the Tampa Bay Lightning headed to a museum to check out some of Sweden’s finest ships and relics. I have to say, Tyler Johnson is quite the host. Good voice!
ThunderBug got to join in on the fun too!
Speaking of strong voices, Dan Girardi is back for another episode of The Block Party! What an incredible name. Just leaning right into those shots. Literally!
If you haven't listened to today's episode of The Block Party with Dan Girardi, check it out now!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 6, 2019
It's available on @applepodcasts, @spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. pic.twitter.com/C5QGv9USdJ
Gabriel Fortier might be my favourite Bolts prospect going right now. He is just on fire, especially when he gets a chance to play against the best in the world from his age group. For a short guy he really stands head and shoulders above the rest. Here’s Lauren with the deep dive. [Raw Charge]
Fortier was also a pivotal part of the Q’s penalty kill, as Russia was unable to capitalize on their man-advantage. He was one of the Q’s best players all night (although the player of the game award went to 2020 draft-eligible Dawson Mercer, who was also excellent), and was physically involved. Fortier’s speed and great defensive awareness allowed him to excel in this one, and if he wasn’t in the conversation to make Canada’s World Junior team after his solid showing at the WJSS, he definitely is after this one.
Free plant-based burgers are coming from a Syracuse Crunch player near you! Head on over to Dunkin’ and catch Dominik Masin and Ben Thomas in their aprons.
We’re excited to help our friends at @DunkinCNY launch the new Beyond Sausage Sandwich.@Masinator27 and @BenThomas_7 will be at the Dunkin’ location at 299 Farrell Rd. handing out samples of the new plant-based sandwich tomorrow at 1 p.m. pic.twitter.com/xmoic63FJ0— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 6, 2019
In injury news, Oleg Sosunov is out for a month with a leg injury. Mike Condon is also still on the shelf.
Crunch injury update: Sosonuv has a knee injury and will be out a month. Condon still battling hip ailment but is drawing closer to return— Syracuse Hockey (@syrhockey) November 6, 2019
What an honor the Crunch had, meeting a 90-year-old air force veteran. Thank you for your service, sir, and happy birthday!
SPECIAL MOMENT:— Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian) November 6, 2019
90-year old Korean War Veteran Lenny Graf celebrates his milestone birthday w/ the @SyracuseCrunch
He said it was a "dream come true" to have the Crunch & @thehollandnativ give him that jersey.
More from Lenny & his history with Syracuse hockey on @CNYCentral pic.twitter.com/8SqV0iGsMu
It was a great honor to be joined by Airman First Class Leonard J. Graf at practice today.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 6, 2019
Graf will serve as our Honorary Captain during Friday’s Military Appreciation Night. pic.twitter.com/KWNX68hwl8
Huge news coming out of Humboldt. Survivor Ryan Straschnitzki has been given the ability to move his legs once again after having surgery in Thailand. Way to go, Ryan! Awesome to see.
After doctors in Thailand implanted an epidural stimulator in his spine, Ryan Straschnitzki was able to move his own legs for the first time since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash pic.twitter.com/ooBa77UmhZ— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) November 7, 2019
You love seeing the STDrs out on the ice. And did it have to be Tyler Seguin?
Some NWHL goalie analytics in this article from TIG. [The Ice Garden]
It goes without saying that Lovisa Selander is having a historically significant start to her NWHL career with the Boston Pride. Selander’s .949 save percentage in her first seven starts stands above Jaimie Leonoff’s .943 save percentage in the first seven appearances of her peerless 2015-16 season. She’s also faced an average workload of 34.0 SA60, which is likely a result of Boston’s free-flowing style of play.
Understanding the mental stress and how to deal with it from NHLer A.J. Greer. [Mile High Hockey]
Throughout his career, Greer has been candid about his mental health. Pinned on his Twitter profile page is a heart-warming message about knowing that there’s always someone there for you with the subsequent hashtags “MentalHealthMatters” and “BellLetsTalk,” the latter of which is a social media initiative by Bell Telecommunications in which money is donated by the corporation to aid in various mental health programs in Canada.
The Blues announced last night that they traded Robby Fabbri to the Detroit Red Wings for Jacob De la Rose. Fabbri was once a highly touted prospect who looked ready to emerge as an impactful scoring winger. But injuries and multiple surgeries have derailed his career. If he can rediscover his form from before the injuries, this will be a steal for the rebuilding Wings.