Quick Strikes: Roster previews! Prospect tournaments! Ticket deals!
Things are finally happening!
The Tampa Bay Lightning has some new ticket packages for their fans to choose from.
New season, new ticket offer!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) September 4, 2018
Select from four different package options to cheer on your #Bolts during the first part of the 2018-19 season and receive an autographed puck with purchase while supplies last.
Snag yours: https://t.co/YrEDL7ukB6 pic.twitter.com/JUE9HHMNay
THN’s podcast is all about the Atlantic Division this week. They said we were a “powerhouse.” I think they like us. [The Hockey News]
We previewed the Syracuse Crunch’s defense yesterday, summing up all the old and new. [Raw Charge]
Speaking of the Crunch, they continued their media blitz leading up to their big 25th anniversary with yet another way to get tickets to watch the team this season. We love all these deals! Keep ‘em coming.
Another sale? Another sale.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) September 4, 2018
We’re throwing it back to ‘94 on 9/4. 👊
Celebrate 25 seasons of #SyrCrunch hockey with pricing from our inaugural first season and purchase four vouchers for only $48.
Shop now: https://t.co/o33fRR1SE0
Or call: 315-473-4444 pic.twitter.com/t8bw0UjV9x
The Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the Lightning and the Crunch, added defenseman Étienne Boutet to their roster yesterday. [Orlando Solar Bears Hockey]
The Solar Bears also released some preseason information yesterday:
Our preseason schedule is out, and for the first time, we'll be hosting a FREE game at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den! https://t.co/MWp3NqUaY8— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) September 4, 2018
The Winnipeg Jets extended Blake Wheeler yesterday. Too much? Too little? Just right?
Sounds like a big signing about to be announced in Wpg. Blake Wheeler agrees to 5yr, $41.25 mil extension. AAV $8.25 million.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 4, 2018
Fans of the Buffalo Sabres got all kinds of info yesterday in this informative infographic from their team:
Hockey's back this week 🙌— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) September 4, 2018
The #ProspectsChallenge starts Friday - #SharpenUp: https://t.co/f56XoRbVGH pic.twitter.com/dy3ztbhbnX
The Dallas Stars released their Traverse City roster:
Stars Traverse City roster. First game Friday night pic.twitter.com/ymi64yEzXo— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) September 4, 2018
Brent Burns continues to be a delight. We can’t wait for part two.
.@Burnzie88 has always wanted to be in charge of a zoo. And at his new Texas ranch, he’s made that dream into something of a reality.— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) September 4, 2018
Watch part one of Brent Burns Texas Life! pic.twitter.com/uekm4iD8kj
The Edmonton Oilers revealed some neat swag yesterday. So orange.
We're also excited to unveil the #Oilers retro jersey that will be worn four times this season vs. former Smythe Division opponents, plus the 40th anniversary jersey patch that will be worn on all jerseys during 2018-19! pic.twitter.com/cLgrQBxWY9— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) September 4, 2018
Did you see Jalen Ramsey’s claim that he could make it to the NHL? Whether you laughed with good nature or scoffed, you probably had an opinion. Nate Thompson does, too. [Bardown]
The New York rangers added a new amateur scout yesterday.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have named Steve Konowalchuk as an Amateur Scout.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 4, 2018
In his role, Konowalchuk will be primarily responsible for scouting amateur players in the WHL. pic.twitter.com/xIybpbZrin
The Ottawa Senators also added someone new, with the hiring of Chris Kelly as a developmental coach.
News Release: Senators appoint Chris Kelly as a Development Coach: https://t.co/km18e9xaX9— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) September 4, 2018
Communiqué : Les Sénateurs d’Ottawa nomment Chris Kelly à titre d’entraîneur du développement : https://t.co/ZvfusbBbtW pic.twitter.com/lkuIL2InpW
“I’m blind! I’m deaf! I wanna be a ref!” Sound familiar? Yeah, well, maybe you’ll rethink that last part once you actually see what it takes to become an NHL official. (Paywall) [The Athletic]
Do you remember the California Golden Seals? If you do, you probably wish that you don’t. This is a fascinating, if slightly scary, glimpse into the past.
Why So Many Players Leave The California Golden Seals— Hockey Magazines (@HockeyMagazines) September 4, 2018
Source: Ben Strong Hockey Series November 1973 pic.twitter.com/NTmG8pMAkm
As a teacher facing her own first day of school today (at least the first day with students), I can so relate to this:
First day of school exceptions versus reality...... #happyfirstdayofschool #hopefullynoonehadtodragtheirgoaliesthroughthedoorsthismorning #mclevmanmonday pic.twitter.com/TFVWyt0lCm— Kelsey Neumann (@lilneumy) September 4, 2018
Finally, great news for fans who want to follow the AHL and the Lightning prospects with the Crunch:
👀— AHL (@TheAHL) September 4, 2018
→ https://t.co/WgFJyv74Rb pic.twitter.com/YV7FpAYE1S