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I'm a Syracuse Crunch season ticket holder and I've been watching the team for 11 years. I'm one of the main (only) contributors to the Crunch blog Chairman How's Glorious Army. I'm a fan of rough, heart-on-your-sleeve, leave everything out there, put up or shut up hockey. I love the enforcer, but I love the puck-stopping defenseman more. My favorite player to ever play the game is Dan Smith. I'm 29 and live in Central NY.

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Jerome Samson signed to a two-way contract


The forward is ranked as one of the top 10 AHL free agents this summer.

Crunch headed to the AHL's Northeast Division


Syracuse had been playing in the AHL's East Division, but league re-alignment will now see them playing in the AHL's Northeast division.

Goalie Allen York signed by AHL Syracuse


York played for the Crunch for a brief period during the 2013-2014 season, going 1-2-0-1. It's assumed that the netminder is slated for the 5th organizational goalie spot.

AHL free agent Matt Corrente signed by Tampa


It is assumed that the defenseman will spend most of the year helping to shore up Syracuse's blue line.

Andrej Sustr re-signed


The 23-year old will be with the Lightning for at least one more year.

Forward Mike Blunden signed by Tampa Bay


Blunden has played in 379 career AHL games with Hamilton, the Syracuse Crunch, Rockford IceHogs and Norfolk Admirals, posting 83 goals and 187 points. He also has 102 NHL appearances.

Tampa Bay re-signs Crunch captain


Forward Mike Angelidis has played in 515 career AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals, Albany River Rats and the Syracuse Crunch, collecting 99 goals and 207 points and 1,079 penalty minutes

Syracuse free agents: who is in, who is out


The Syracuse Crunch is only keeping a small number of players from the 2013-2014 AHL season. Brett Connolly, Dmitry Korobov and Philippe Paradis have all been qualified.

Defenseman Blujus signed to Entry Level Contract


If assigned to Syracuse, Blujus could be a much-needed infusion to a blueline that struggled mightily last season.

The Black Aces that really weren't


Syracuse Crunch players like Adam Erne, Luke Witkowski and Vladislav Namestnikov all arguably earned the right to be considered a Black Ace had the group been formed in Tampa. But what about everyone else?

The Black Aces that Weren't: Part 1


Forward forward Cedric Paquette and goalie Kristers Gudlevskis only tell a little bit of the story of the Black Aces that Weren't. Paquette and Gudlevskis saw NHL time, but what about the other potential Black Aces? We tell about them here.

Cedric Paquette recalled to the NHL


Paquette is probably one of first of the Black Aces to be recalled, although he could see playing time in one of the two games left before the Lightning's regular season ends on Sunday.

Miracle at the War Memorial


The story of a ridiculously improbable come-from-behind victory from this past weekend.

Crunch still have things to prove


The Syracuse Crunch are still proving things to themselves and to their fans even though the end to the AHL regular season is in sight.

Invasion, TampaCuse style


What we did on our spring vacation: staff writer Alex Ackerman and editor Cassie McClellan spent some time invading Tampa this past month, on a mission to watch hockey and drink coffee.

A little hope goes a long way during a bad season


Syracuse Crunch fans got a little boost of hope this past Sunday in the form of an improbable win over a divisional rival.

Tyrell, Taormina headed out in minor league deal


Columbus and Tampa Bay make a minor league swap, exchanging Dana Tyrell and Matt Taormina for Jonathan Marchessault and Dalton Smith. Where does this leave Syracuse?

Accepting the approaching end of an AHL season


When things are bad, sports fans tend to follow the five stages of grief. Crunch fans may have finally, hopefully, reached the acceptance stage.

Playoff hockey: An impossible task? Maybe not.


With just 24 games left in the Crunch's season, Syracuse has a lot of ground to make up if they want to see playoff hockey. Making it is still possible, but it won't be easy.

Five reasons why Alexandra loves hockey


Hockey. You love it, I love it, we love it. Why? Alex explores five reasons why she loves the sport.

Syracuse experiences pandemonium


With both of their goalies on recall to Tampa Bay and less than 24 hours until their next game, the Syracuse Crunch found themselves in dire straits. The solution was unorthodox and left fans desperately hoping that things can only get better.

Crunch roster fills out, but struggles continue


Despite having a more complete roster than they have had in two months, Syracuse still drops both of its games this past week, losing by a 7-3 goal differential.

Crunch struggles against East Division rival


Syracuse's 1-7 series against the Binghamton Senators point to some major problems in their quest for playoff contention.

Gudlevskis nabs AHL weekly honor


The goalie's performance of 73 saves in 75 shots was enough to earn him the AHL Player of the Week award.

Syracuse begins to dig out


Although much of the Northeast was blanketed in snow and cold the past week, the Syracuse Crunch had a different kind of digging out to do. They got started this past week.

Connolly named to the 2014 AHL All Star roster


Forward Brett Connolly is one of only 20 AHL players selected for this year's event.

Syracuse has a wild week


A stretch of three away games illustrates just how much Syracuse is struggling to be consistent.

Crunch fans are as blue as the team's jerseys


Although fans have a lot of reasons to be down right now, hope might be on the horizon with the return of a well-missed forward.

Korobov recalled from Syracuse by Tampa Bay


With Eric Brewer and Sami Salo expected to miss Saturday's game against Montreal, the Bolts recall another big part of the Syracuse defense.

Struggles continue as Syracuse slips in standings


Syracuse is now 10th in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of a playoff spot. The Crunch were the Eastern Conference champions last season.

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