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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tordjman vs. Chicago

Two quick points I want to make about the news that Matt Hackett getting called up to the Wild for their game tomorrow.

First, it could not come at a worse time. Matt's confidence is sky-high and the Aeros have a favorable schedule in the short term. It would have been nice to parlay that success into a few more wins, possibly.

I can see why the Wild want to reward Hackett, and there is also a chance that Anton does so poorly that they'll need to take him out of the game. The Wild definitely need the fourth best goalie in the system.

So, Tordjman will make his first start of the season for the Aeros tomorrow night. He played well in relief in the disaster of a game last weekend against the Rampage. He's had recent success (albeit moderate) against the Wolves, too.

In the last two seasons, he's played against the Wolves eight times. He's got four wins, three losses and a no-decision in relief. In his last start against them, he stopped all 25 shots in a 1-0 shutout last April 3. He's only allowed them to score more than three on him once - and the Wolves have always had good offensive power.

Also, speaking of the Wolves, they have really turned things around since a slow start. After starting 6-11-1-0, they ripped the Aeros 5-2 on Nov. 20, and that started a nice run of 16-7-1-2. That mark may sound impressive, but they have ripped off most of those wins from a very weak North Division. They've played those teams 15 times since Thanksgiving, going 11-3-1. And one of those losses include a 10-8 loss to Grand Rapids in December.

The Wolves are weak defensively (allow 3.39 goals per game), and if the Aeros can grab a quick lead and get to three goals, they could grab a much-needed win against their long-time foe.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know about Hackett. I haven't received an e-mail or seen it on Facebook. Guess I'll go to the Wild site and see what's happening. I have been wanting to see Tordjman though. Who's going to be his backup?

Ms. Conduct said...

I don't think the team has released anything on it yet, but Russo's reported it as well. Dunno on Tordj's backup yet.

Forecheck said...

@Anon - They will rent a goalie locally for backup

Anonymous said...

They should try to get Darcy or Dekanich for the weekend though.

Ms. Conduct said...

Doesn't really work that way. :)

No, the team picked up Quad City Mallards (CHL) goalie David Brown for Friday night. He's apparently pretty good, so if something happens to Tordjman, then it shouldn't get out of control. Here's the story: http://qctimes.com/sports/hockey/professional/minor/article_fb8ce776-1f90-11e0-84f5-001cc4c03286.html