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Friday, August 17, 2012

The AHL Schedule set for release today

The schedule will be loaded with these teams ... again. 
Today, the AHL will unveil its schedule for the 2012-13 season. Fans will be able to see it about 2 p.m. Central time, and we'll certainly post a link to it on our blog for your convenience.

I don't know about you, but the things I always look for right away are who the Aeros open the season against, and how many three in threes they are scheduled to play.

I always look for the longest homestand, the longest road trip and how many times they play San Antonio on the road on Sundays.

You can probably bet that the Aeros will have a dozen or more home games on Sundays and I am interested if the team did indeed move the Saturday start time from 7:35 to 6:05.

I will send Mr. Burke & Co. a nice gift if they get rid of the 7:35 p.m. start time altogether. In reality the puck usually does not drop before 7:40, and that is just too late to start a hockey game. Monday through Friday, the games should start at 7:05. Saturday's should start a 6:05 and Sunday's should be 3:05 or 4:05 ...

Of course there is still the big elephant in the room about the Wild moving the team to another locale next season. This will continue to be a huge topic until Thanksgiving when everyone should know one way or the other where the team will be in 2013-14.

If the Wild does move the team away, I really don't think Houston hockey fans will be without puck for too long. My gut says the team stays put, and the two sides work something out for the next 3-5 years. But it's only 60-40 (%) ... I understands there are valid reasons why both sides are considering other options. After all, the bottom line is money, right?


B2 said...

I really don't mind the 7:35 start. It gives me time to get something to eat besides the overpriced food at the TC before having to drive downtown. I guess everyone has their preference. Hope something gets workout as well.

Anonymous said...

Its very possible that Les Alexander may be taking this opportunity to push the Aeros out of town. With him making a move to buy the Soccer team, he may be looking to bring his own hockey team/nhl team again.

Forecheck said...

One difficulty with 7:05 starts, even moreso for 6PM, is it's impossible to grab a dinner somewhere before gametime. Unless you like eating dinner at 5PM, or earlier.

That's important for those of us who just can't stand Toyota Center food anymore. Or the poor value.