Quick Strikes: A hockey game 5 minutes away from the Korean War

A new Devils logo, the top 25 is almost complete, and the Korean War

The Game

Felt like this story should go first:

This is a really cool story about Canadians, hockey, and the Korean war. “We played the French Regiment, the Royal 22 R "Van Doos," in January 1952 on the frozen Imjin River in the middle of the war. Our front line positions and the "bad guys" were a mere five minute Jeep ride to the north.” [CBC via Reddit]

The Dallas Stars will host the NHL Draft June 22-23, 2018. [NHL]

Top 25 Under 25

We all know who #1 is but let’s give #2 his day.

#2: Andrei Vasilevskiy is ready to take the reins of the starting goalie job and run with it for a long time. “After taking over for Ben Bishop last season, the 23-year old spent 50 games in the crease for the Bolts - add to that another nine games at the World Championship and you’re looking at a significantly increased workload from the 36 games he had combined between Syracuse and Tampa in the 2015-16 season.” [Raw Charge]

#3: Brayden Point is going to play in the NHL next year. The current raging debate is whether the 79th overall pick in 2014 will be slotted at center or the right wing. “Point would represent a much larger upside as the second line right winger over being the third line center with Gourde on the second line. If he is on the second line and paired up with capable offensive partners, expecting 50 to 60 points is a very reasonable projection.” [Raw Charge]

#4: Alan’s work didn’t stop there. the man we call LoserPoints wrote about Vladislav Namestnikov and how, despite the points, Vladdy is a very impressive play driver for a variety of reasons. Here’s a quote if you’re not already convinced: “Primary scoring rate is a key indicator for forwards and Namestnikov struggles in that area. He scored at the pace of a low-end third-liner this season. If we stopped our analysis at scoring, we would write off Namestnikov as a middle-six forward and move on to more pressing concerns. But the rest of the metrics in this chart tell a different story.” [Raw Charge]

The Bolts

The Prospects

The Crunch, as always, doing great things for the community!

The Syracuse Crunche’s divisional rival, the Binghampton Senators Devils, have a new logo...


That’s all I got. Hope everyone’s having a fun and joyous weekend!