Their saving grace right now is the games in hand, and it looks like Jarod Palmer is close(r) to playing again.
I had a nice, somewhat candid chat with a former player recently, and he had some interesting comments about what is going on with the team right now. I hate, hate, hate to do this, but he only agreed to talk if I kept his name off the blog. I am not a big fan of using anonymous sources, but I kind of feel like that was necessary to get the point across.
I am not going to print his quotes word for word, but he said he felt sorry for the veteran players like DiSavaltore and Taffe, who have to come to the rink not knowing there will be enough players on the ice each night.
He did say that injures are a big part of how and why teams make the playoffs, but playing with 16, 17 players more than twice in a season, much less a week, is utterly unacceptable.
I am going to try to get a comment from Jim Mill about his to see what he has to say.
My opinion is this; two more callups from the ECHL is not the difference between the Aeros losing those games at Abbotsford and San Antonio ... But the fact that the team was not prepared - especially given the recent history with the Wild players dropping like flies - is more of an issue that anything.
What say you? I think some of you have already expressed your opinion, but if you have not ... fire away.
Also: do you think the Aeros are going to make the playoffs? Why or why not?
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