Quick Strikes: And the beat goes on.
The sting will fade with time.
Losses hurt. Playoff losses hurt some people more. Game 7 losses hurt others the most. Raw Charge’s associate editor Justin wrote a simple but effective piece on his thoughts about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s loss in the Eastern Conference final:
There will be time to dissect why they lost, what their flaws are and what they need to do to fix those flaws. Now is not that time. I’m writing this at 12:30 in the morning following the Game 7 loss. It’s too soon for rational discourse. There isn’t separation from the event to be objective. What it is time for is a beer (or three), B.B.King playing in the background, and trying to type through the emotions that come with a big loss.
Can one write about a Quick Strikes in a Quick Strikes? I don’t know. Who cares? Certainly not me (apparently). Yesterday’s Quick Strikes had everything a Lightning fan needed for their quest to piece together what happened and what’s next. [Raw Charge]
No text needed:
#TBLightning Mikhail Sergachev carries his sticks and gear as he leaves the @AmalieArena the day after the @TBLightning playoff run ended with a game 7 loss in the #EasternConferenceFinals #Stanleycup pic.twitter.com/28RbAh9VDY— Dirk Shadd (@DirkShadd) May 24, 2018
We had just the thing for a gloomy Thursday: A host of smiling prospects and vets in fun situations in Alex’s roundup of her favorite Syracuse Crunch photos from this past season. [Raw Charge]
The Crunch announced their six guaranteed home dates for their 25th anniversary season in 2018-19, including their opening night date: October 13th. [Syracuse Crunch]
The partnership between the Lightning and the Crunch continues to bear some pretty damn amazing fruit:
Eleven #SyrCrunch alumni played in the #StanleyCup Playoffs with the @TBLightning this season. 👊⚡️— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) May 24, 2018
Check out the numbers. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/YBnPiO7fZU
Author Ted Starkey writes about the enemy, but he’s also spent a lot of time writing about the AHL and getting a lot of fun stories about the second-highest league in the land. Here’s one of those such stories:
And, an amazing @WaltonCaps story. (who I owe a big thanks for being a part of all three books.) pic.twitter.com/2HCo7FKq0Q— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) May 24, 2018
Are you ready to talk some NWHL? We have just the place for you to do so:
Have any @Riveters or @BuffaloBeauts related questions or topics for @elindsay08 for the #Founding4Pod? Please let us hear them! We love to get our listeners involved by sharing their thoughts and questions on the show. #NWHL pic.twitter.com/JtrPMEsSv3— Mike Murphy (@DigDeepBSB) May 24, 2018