Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gameday Preview: Stars v. Houston Aeros

Texas Stars
0-1-1-0
#-- West Division
v.Houston Aeros
0-1-0-0
#-- West Division
October 2nd at 5:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

The Houston Aeros come to town for the Stars' final preseason game this afternoon in Cedar Park. Of course, these Houston Aeros are not the same as the Western Conference champions of last year, given that it is preseason. We'll save talk of bad blood and those rivalries for the regular season when players that actually played in the games last year will be in the lineups.

Coach Pyle was not available for comment after yesterday's game, so there is no early indication as to what sort of lineup he will be icing for today's game. Mark Stepneski has been consistently reporting that Dallas will send down players today now that the preseason is completed for the NHL club. It is unlikely that those players would be inserted into Texas' lineup this afternoon though regardless of when they are assigned. After icing a more veteran heavy lineup on Friday and icing a more tryout heavy group on Saturday, chances are the team will want another look at some of those players who did not play in either game or those who perhaps stood out.

A few players to keep an eye on that have played in both games are Ned Lukacevic (41), Rob Bordson (33) and Mike Berube (2). Lukacevic has also been playing point on the power play. Berube was a solid partner for Jace Coyle in both games he has played. The D pairing of Steve Kaunisto and Andrew Randazzo impressed me yesterday as well. Keep an eye out for those players tonight.

Website: aeros.com
Blog (unofficial): The Third Intermission
Twitter: @Houston_Aeros

2 comments:

  1. How did King look in either of the two games?

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  2. he played strong, was quick on his feet and made some smart decisions. I was fairly happy with him but he certainly has room for improvement.

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