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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fallon Out Indefinitely ... Aeros sign Mike Brodeur and some college kid.

UPDATE - The reason the Aeros signed two new goalies today is because Joe Fallon was injured late in the loss to Rockford on Friday. And with Backstrom tweaking his lower body before the Wild's trip, the Aeros will have to make do with Mike Brodeur and a college kid who Aeros fans hope isn't the second coming of Tony Quesada.

I posed a serious question to Wild/Aeros management: Why not send Brodeur to Buffalo and have him back up Harding on an emergency basis. While possible, the odds of Hackett getting in the NHL game tonight are rather low. Ordinarily, I'd say this is not the best option, but considering the Wild are out of playoff contention why not?

Wild management replied with, "No, Hackett will be with the Wild, and our goalies are as stated (Brodeur and Greenham)."

The only reason I even remotely question this decision is because the Wild don't need points, and every point for the Aeros is crucial. Maybe there is some sort of contract or rule constraint that I don't know about."

Either way, the Aeros are in serious trouble for the duration of their road trip.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled program.

I didn't catch any of the game last night but Midwestern correspondent Chris Jerina tells us it was a quality effort for the Aeros, despite the 2-1 loss. Chad Rau had the Aeros' only goal, and Rockford scored on the power play late in the first and then again late in the second (even strength).

The Aeros put up 28 shots (half of them in the third period alone) to Rockford's 17, but Carter Hutton just flat out stoned them. Fallon was in net for Houston, with Hackett backing up.

The Wild play tonight in Buffalo, and Hackett is indeed IN Buffalo, for reals this time, and the Aeros have signed two goalies to PTOs: Mike Brodeur (no relation) and Scott Greenham (or Greeneggsandham if you're into whimsy).

Brodeur has been in the ECHL with the Vegas Wranglers (where Fallon was as well... should probably send those fans a muffin basket or something, eh?) and Greenham has been with Bakersfield for a few games after wrapping up his college career at U of Alaska-Fairbanks.


Trying to find out why two goalies, and if I hear back, I'll update this post.

Meanwhile, I wanted to chuck up some pictures from Chris of last night's game because there are some nice ones and I'm procrastinating getting in the yard and pulling weeds. Bleh.

Sexy toe save. No big deal.
Adore this picture of Sal during warm-ups!
Hutton finally got out of the way!
All photos by Chris "3-in-3" Jerina. Thank you, Chris! The rest of last night's are here.


Forecheck said...


We can't buy a freakin' break this season!!!


Ms. Conduct said...

Thank you for the update, Andrew...

Anonymous said...

And now they will be calling up a forward because Cullen broke a finger and might be out the rest of the season. What next? I agree with what you said though...for a change, give the Aeros a break. We still have a chance to make the playoffs, they don't. This is really sickening.

Anonymous said...

Poor Goalie Greenham...baptism by fire. Seven minutes left in the game and the shots are 37-13 in favor of Rockford. And we're only down 2-1. I haven't looked at the point spread for a while, but I assume there's a very good chance we'll drop quickly out of the top 8.

n0e11e said...

any news on fallon? what's the injury/any ideas if he'll be back this season?

Ms. Conduct said...

Sources tell us it's a high ankle sprain.

Ms. Conduct said...

FYI that's generally a 6-8 week injury. Unless you're Clutterbuck. Then it's a week.