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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hockey's coming! Hockey's coming!

As Andrew wrote previously, the Aeros will hold a few days of camp in Minnesota, just to give those hockey-hungry Wild fans a little love. Then they head to Houston, have a handful of (out of town) pre-season games, and a week of practice before the season begins in earnest.

Unlike most seasons, there will be no waiting for the top players to come down from Minnesota while a bunch of other guys basically get a try-out. What you see is what you get... at least once you get to see them. Personally, that week of practice between the pre-season games and regular season are the ones I'd head to. That's when they're gearing up for the real deal, testing line combos, etc. Gimme gimme.

Anyway, here's the schedule, which starts in Minnesota (and based on Twitter, sounds like guys are already convening on the Xcel Energy Center):



Is anybody else anxious enough for the season to drive to Austin on a week night for the first pre-season game? Thinking my travel mojo is better saved up for games that matter, but it's tempting. I'm dying to see something besides Stanley Cup reruns and rec league.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't get excited. We are very likely approaching the twilight of the Aeros playing in Houston. The Aeros Goodbye Tour 2012-2013.

Andrew J. Ferraro said...

To me, that is all the more reason to be excited in the short term. My brain says there is just no way they won't get something worked out. But there are a lot of other factors at play this time around.

We should know something one way or the other before Thanksgiving.

I still think there is a 60 percent chance that the Wild puts their affiliate somewhere else next season.

But I certainly don't fault the Wild organization for not trying. The org likes Houston a lot, and the Aeros are a top tier AAA franchise.

Forecheck said...

My brain says there is just no way they won't get something worked out.

I still think there is a 60 percent chance that the Wild puts their affiliate somewhere else next season.


Andrew -

Don't these two statements strike yuou as rather contradictory?