The Hockey News came out with their AHL team rankings today and the Aeros did not fare well in the eyes of their AHL expert.
To Patrick's credit, I suspect this was written prior to all the business going down with Theodore being signed and Khudobin coming back to Houston once the Wild return from Finland.
I think Khudobin/Hackett is a stronger tandem than Hackett/Tordjman, but it's true that a lot does rest on this and it's not so big a difference as to negate his point. The Wild didn't exactly open the wallet to get the Aeros some top notch offensive help, so it will have to come from within.
And seeing how bad the Wild are thus far, I wouldn't be surprised to see them give some chances to guys down here who are playing well.
What do you think of the ranking? Fair or foul? How jacked for the season does that get you? :)