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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nathan Smith, Ryan Lannon signed

Russo, via Twitter, is reporting that the Wild has signed Centerman Nathan Smith, who you might remember from this incident a while back. All I can say is, Yay!

Also, the Aeros' Joe O'Donnell confirmed that the team has signed another solid AHL defenseman in Ryan Lannon to a one-year, two-way contract. He played for the San Antonio Rampage a year ago. Be sure to catch Joe's interview with Jim Mill about the signings of both Smith and Lannon.

That should be later up today at www.aeros.com ...

Doing a little research on him, Smith played some NHL, doesn't find the back of the net much, but seems to get the C on his chest quite often, so that speaks well of him. He played for Todd Richards in Wilkes-Barre, and I would expect him to be in Houston most of the time.

As far as Lannon goes, this just shores up the Aeros defense that much more. If the team really starts the season with Dubielewicz or whoever the Wild gets in the (alleg-ed and upcoming) trade for Harding, the goals against and PK will both improve over lasts season.

24 comments:

Fred Trask said...

Can't go wrong with a kid from Massachusetts AND a Harvard guy to boot.

Chris Jerina said...

Im not sure what more you could ask for from a Captain than making good on a bet... if he won't back down on that, probably won't back down on anything :)

Ms. Conduct said...

Exactly! Naked and honorable is really all one needs in a man.

Fred Trask said...

I think Ms. C. just wants the team to have some kind of a streak other than a losing one.

artsnhockey said...

Anyone took a pix of that?

Houston has a great climate for streaking ;) ;)

I say, let'im streak...something to amuse fans!LOL

Ms. Conduct said...

Yes, Fred, Naked and/or Winning are both streaks I'm quite alright with.

AnH, believe me, I checked. I apparently don't have the right Facebook friends.... ;)

AeroFinn said...

I'm somehow reminded to Ms. Conduct's comment from yesterday about "warm bodies in roster spots". Who needs F when you have D?

AeroFinn said...

I wonder whether Billy Tibbetts has already signed for next season? Would at least get some good headlines between him and N.Smith

Ms. Conduct said...

Heh. I choose my wording with great purpose, I assure you. ;)

artsnhockey said...

Checked for NATHAN SMITH Photos(natch)..and there WAS a 'skimpy bathing suit one with cap'.. very muscular ... it WAS NOT OF THAT Nathan Smith ;).Haven't had a chance to look for Lannon (not be confused with Lennon... sure JR will find just the right you tube song to fit) LOL

Forecheck said...

Great- two more non-scorers...Noreau better get about 80 goals this season.

AeroFinn said...

Ladies, ladies...

I bet you all have this set then?

http://tinyurl.com/mkf8ae

(or ebay item #220446590566)

"This 18-card set of the Vancouver Canucks from 1995-96 features 5" by 7" borderless black-and-white player photos in construction worker poses with gold facsimile autographs at the bottom."

artsnhockey said...

AeroFinn, NOOOOOO have not seen it...thanks for pointers, I think ;-(

Ms. Conduct said...

Sweet buttered mercy...

Yes please.

Anonymous said...

Some one OUGHT to suggest a set like this to Aeros for their card set. Well,maybe a firefighter-type calendar would be better.....what say, fans?

John Royal said...

I think I can speak for us guys that we have no problem with a players calender like that suggested. That is, as long we get one just like it starring the Lady Dynamics.

AeroFinn said...

Well personally I'm not sure which one is more horryfying, Pavel Bure as a cowboy or as a construction worker:
http://www.nhlcollector.com/website/Regional%20Issues/CANUCKS.html

It could bring in some new fans though...expecting to see firefighters on skates

artsnhockey said...

Firefighters on skates.......why not, in full gear, I presume.. it's cold down there on the ice...
hilarious comments this pm...such fun and such change from nags, sobs and other sorrowful remarks (at times).
Do go ahead and LOL- life is too short not to..and if you could yodel!
What about beauties (any gender) in Lederhosen!
Visit my blog, someday I'll post some Lederhosen Schuhplattler or Mini Dirndls Videos ;) - must get them first from the mountains where Edelweiss bloom. And no that is NOT the Austrian Anthem, please.. that was only in Sound of Music! Neither do we have kangaroos in Austria!!

AeroFinn said...

Austria... That's where Bruno is from, right? I'll definitely run at any sight of lederhosen. I was hoping that they had remained in the 80s with vokuhila etc.

artsnhockey said...

Well, he IS a shocker, isn't he? A satire in himself!

artsnhockey said...

BTW AeroFinn, 'Bruno' is ONLY a fictional Austrian, the Actor, known for his satires (Borat, Ali) is actually British... stiff upperlip, what?

AeroFinn said...

I know, just kidding with you...
I actually like(d) the sketches, especially the early Ali G ones where it is all about playing tricks on REAL interviewees.
Very little of that in the Borat/Bruno movies (I guess it is quite hard for him to go unrecognized nowadays?)...Works as sketches not as a full-length movie in my opinion. But if I would have to choose I would take British comedy over American one any day.

artsnhockey said...

Me too... remember Alec Guinness in "Kind Hearts and Coronets"-perhaps you are too young LOL

AeroFinn said...

1949? No I wasn't "quite" born yet :-) Post-War British black comedy sounds interesting though! ...and this is getting quite far from "Nathan Smith, Ryan Lannon signed" :-)