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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Updates from around the Aeros Universe

First off, a little update on Barry Brust who is being held hostage in the ECHL. Not that I have an opinion.

If you haven't been following my blog, just go here and get an eyeful of The Man, The Myth, The Legend thanks to our friend Bethani in Everblades Country, as well as updates on how he's faring.

Now, some might tell you he's down on a rehab/conditioning assignment, but by the time your goals against average is the best in the league and you've been awarded ECHL Goalie of the Week... call. me. crazy..... but I think it's safe to say you're healthy and well-conditioned.

And super handsome. But that's not the point.

The Blades are on a huge winning streak with Barry between the pipes. It's really been a remarkable turnaround for a team that wallowed in mediocrity and defensive "WTF?" the first half of the season.

Photo by Bethani Shilladay

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Second, the Aeros' own Max Noreau won AHL Player of the Week thanks to his 7 points in the 2-game series against Abbotsford over the weekend and league-leading scoring for a defenseman. Here's the release from the Aeros.

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Finally, here's a fun little story about temporary Aero, Andy Neilson, the emergency back-up goalie who practiced and kept the goalie spot on the bench warm in Abbotsford this weekend.

9 comments:

Sundays in sect 110 said...

What's the story behind Khudobin's passport complications?

Ms. Conduct said...

Couldn't say.

CatTrick said...

I just read about Brusty on Facebook and had to check out T3I to see what Ms.Conduct had to say about it ... Congrats, Ms.C., I bet you're up in the clouds with the hockey angels! WoooooHooooo!!! Now go out and CELEBRATE!!!

Ms. Conduct said...

Well, I'd say it feels more like vindication than any kind of elation. Elation is Brusty starting for the Aeros. But any notion that he's down because he's not ready to return to the AHL should be put to rest, so that's good.

To me, though, it's still very disappointing that he's not been given a chance to win his job back. Maybe this triggers something but I doubt it. There's no impetus to make a change until Anton and Dubie both get on a losing streak.

Snikpip said...

I think that the "passport complications" thang was just another instance of misinformation. You know how those "suits" are. For some reason or another they didn't want Abbortsford to know the real reason they needed an emergency goalie. All kinda silly to me.

Funny word verification considering the reason Anton got called up: "dingedbu"

Ms. Conduct said...

The passport complications are real. Just can't speak to the nature of them.

Forecheck said...

Just what is it that the Wild see in Anton that we are not seeing? Or not seeing in Barry that we see?Are they still focused on last year's playoffs?

Word verification "torpanu" - How you cook your Tor at a self service Chinese restaraunt.

Ms. Conduct said...

He's younger. He's a Wild draft pick (oh wait, so was Barry!) They really love dimples? They like his Borat impression? I dunno man.

Though it's Dubie I have more of a "really? him? over brusty?" complaint about. When he's on, Anton is incredible. I've seen maybe two games where Dubie really impressed me. His unbelievable luck is more impressive than his goaltending.

artandhockey said...

Well, having seen BB live in Estero just the other Friday.. why not send Doobee there?
The Everblades' defense guys seem to be doing a very good job!Vide Nr.5 Olson..
And "Bucky", Brandon Buck, from time to time an Aero, is doing geat things over there, things that seem to have fans drooling, on the ice -he SCORES!