In lieu of discussing the increasingly depressing lockout news, let’s head back to the AHL. For those of you following your team’s respective affiliates, boy are you missing some good stuff. Take the Syracuse Crunch. A number of young players who had a chance to crack the roster out of camp are there. Add on the roster that won the Calder Cup earlier this year and this is quality viewing.
It’s not always pretty, especially in the case of the Crunch’s 6-5 win over Binghamton last Saturday. There were a plethora of fights over the course of the evening. It’s rare that any game has two fights, let alone 7 or 8.
Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
Nothing to get too worked up about from there.
A bit more of an orthodox approach in this one but definitely an escalation from the first.
Ooh, that was a good one. Leave it to Pierre -Cedric Labrie to even the score.
Right after Bingamton’s goal. Fear Mike Angelidis’ rage!
But then, something magical happened:
GOALIE FIGHT! If Riku’s goal was to fire up his teammates, it more than worked.
The Crunch may not have won every fight, but they more than answered the bell. Not to mention, they won the war by rallying from a 5-0 deficit to win the game.
Starting to miss hockey? Check out the AHL. It may not always look like “Slap Shot”, but the quality of play may just surprise you.