Quick Strikes: Fan Post Sundays are now a thing!
Hockey news and more from the past day-ish.
We here at Raw Charge have started a new weekly thing: Fan Post Sundays. We get so many awesome Fan Posts over here that we’ve decided to feature the ones we liked the most from the week every Sunday. Yesterday, we featured the latest from Michael Wax: His end of season awards for the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Raw Charge]
Though it has been over a week and some people aren’t over the loss yet, I thought it might be nice to travel back in time and see what a great year it was, as well as highlighting some key players from the season.
The Toronto Marlies and the Texas Stars are going at it in the final round of the Calder Cup playoffs, and Syracuse Crunch head coach Ben Groulx is apparently watching with interest:
Syracuse Crunch coach Benoit Groulx among those watching today’s Marlies-Stars game. This Marlies team has drawn a lot of attention from hockey types in this playoff run. I imagine the log jam on the wing/Sparks are intriguing to a lot of teams.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 3, 2018
Nothing is more wholesome than a baby’s first birthday cake, as goalie prospect Connor Ingram shows. Family time=the best time.
The Winnipeg Jets offered their support of equality during Winnipeg’s Pride Parade:
Having the best time at #PrideWPG right now! #Pride #HockeyIsForEveryone pic.twitter.com/yeAlGOCDAc— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) June 3, 2018
I have this weird need to keep posting how expensive Stanley Cup final tickets have gotten. I don’t know why I find this so interesting, but Ted Starkey keeps obliging, so...
Eep. pic.twitter.com/XErNbk3Jom— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) June 3, 2018
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals are pushing their team and themselves, and the results of their efforts could lead to the most coveted championship in hockey. [SB Nation]
Ovechkin and Kuznetsov are world-class players on their own. Ovechkin is the best scorer of his time, period. Kuznetsov came into his own this season, entering the top 20 in regular-season points before he became the playoff leader in them. But they’re miles better together — even more than should be obvious for a pairing of two elite talents.
The Edmonton Oilers made an off season move yesterday, signing defenseman Keegan Lowe to a two-year contract:
The #Oilers have signed defenceman Keegan Lowe to a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/mUS8mI5KU3— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 3, 2018
Looks like the Onondaga County War Memorial ain’t the only barn in the AHL with a bird problem:
The birds flying around Ricoh Coliseum are charming until one craps on your arm. pic.twitter.com/q1cOqx5Qoj— Jason Chaimovitch (@JChaimo) June 3, 2018
I have no idea what’s going on here, but it looks cool, and it involves Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leaf prospects (kind of?), so...giddy-up.
Taking some glamour shots of Calder Jr. #CalderCup— AHL (@TheAHL) June 3, 2018
📸 @ChrisTSGphoto pic.twitter.com/TC7Xs3xiJP
Our friend Patrick Williams writes that the two AHL teams left standing have more in common than fans might realize. [The AHL]
The Texas Stars and Toronto Marlies see a lot of themselves in each other.
Skill, depth, and a certain stubbornness – those are some of the main elements shared by two opponents who were otherwise unfamiliar with each other before Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals on Saturday.
Defense and offense are hockey terms, so...here. Enjoy:
Strong defense, but the offensive play was unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/9ylmi5Fu42— Slayerage🐴 (@sc_Slayerage) May 30, 2018