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    December 12, 2013

    Houston Needs a National Hockey League Team: An Open Letter

    Dear Whoever Has Enough Money To Buy Hockey Teams: Two weeks ago my hockey-loving husband and I headed up to the Big D. to watch the NY Rangers take on the Dallas Stars. As transplants from New York, we were rooting for the Rangers, and (no surprise) they won. Regardless of victor, the American Air ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Deep Dish Defined At Lou Malnati's In Chicago

    In the days leading up to my trip to Chicago, I spent a good amount of time fantasizing about deep dish pizza and investigating Houston's own alleged offerings, including the frozen Gino's East version available at Central Market and HEB. Now that I'm back home from vacation I'm even more motivate ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Bummer Summer: The Most Boring Time in Houston Sports Starts Now

    My favorite day of the year is October 1. I carries with it both excitement and the promise of more. The first wisps of cool air will likely have breezed through our area teasing us for what is to come. Hurricane season, though not over for the entire Atlantic, is, for all intents and purposes, over ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Awesome National Anthem From Boston To Start Your Day Off Right

    Back in the day, before there were 800 channels on television that all went around the clock every day all year long, television stations would actually have a beginning and an end to their programming day. On the air at 6:00 a.m., off sometime shortly after midnight, with a few hours of static duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Say Goodbye To The Aeros & Pro Hockey: The Team Is Moving To, Ummm, Iowa

    The Houston Aeros, it now seems assured, will not get to celebrate their 20th anniversary of being the only hockey game in town. The Minnesota Star-Tribune, which covers the Aeros' parent team, the Minnesota Wild, reported today that Wild officials have all but ended negotiations with the Toyota Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Report: Aeros To Des Moines; Their Weird Toyota Center Fight Now Includes Talk Of Missing Office Equipment, Bad Ice & Iffy Wi-Fi

    I wrote last week that the Houston Aeros might possibly be in the midst of their last-ever regular season homestand. The team's lease with Toyota Center expires at the end of this season, and negotiations though supposedly on-going throughout the season, have not been fruitful. Michael Russo, the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Aeros Soar into All-Star Break

    The no doubt about it leader of the Houston Aeros is Jon DiSalvatore, the 30-year-old captain in his third season with the team. He's the go-to-go guy for information after the game. He's the unquestioned locker room leader. He's the team's leading scorer, and he's the one constant on a squad tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Aeros Searching for Clues and Consistency As Mid-Season Arrives

    For a team coached by a man nicknamed "Torch," the Houston Aeros (20-8-2-7, 49 points) have been a pretty lifeless entity the past month. And as the team moves into the second half of the season this weekend, lifelessness appears to be the least of their problems. The Aeros opened the season fine, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Year in Aeros Hockey: To the Top and Back

    To wrap up my year in review of the teams I cover, here's a look back at the 25 most significant moments with the Houston Aeros for the year 2011. 1. The Aeros added veterans Jed Ortmeyer and Patrick O'Sullivan to the team just as the New Year hit. From that point on, a team which had been strugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    6 College Football Coaching Changes: From Shadiest to Slimiest

    UH's departed skipper makes the cut​From status-seeking coaches to wheeling-and-dealing athletic directors, the post-season shake-up of college football head coaches has been a bit curious. The top (lowest?) six moves are ranked here on a scale of shady to slimy ("mildly shady" being a 1 whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Aeros Plan to Take Care of Unfinished Business

    Four months ago the Houston Aeros stood on the Toyota Center ice stunned. Stunned that they'd lost to the Binghamton Senators. Stunned that the AHL Calder Cup, which has been in their grasp, was gone. Stunned that the Senators were celebrating on their ice. Stunned that their magnificent playoff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Aeros Star in New TV Series (Up North)

    The NHL's Minnesota Wild is the subject of a Hard Knocks-type show on its minor-league system, and that means the Houston Aeros will be front and center. Becoming Wild will include episodes on the Aeros' Calder Cup run and coach Mike Yeo, who went from heading the Aeros to the Wild. Who wouldn't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    NHL Hockey in Reliant Stadium? In September?

    Hockey in Reliant Stadium? In September? A disaster in the making?​The word on the street yesterday was that the NHL is coming to Houston. Not to play real hockey, of course. And not for the season. But just for a preseason game. At Reliant Stadium. In September. I like hockey. I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    For Vancouver: The Top 10 Sports Riots

    twitpic/Chris WaltsNot bad, Vancouver, but you got some work to do​Oh, behave, Vancouver. Last night, a number of poor sports, distraught by the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, went all kung fu on the British Columbia city. By past standards, Van ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Twilight vs. Harry Potter And 9 Other Geek Throwdowns

    Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.​Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Top 5 Sporting Events in Memorial Day History

    Ernie Banks' immortal words used to mean something each Memorial Day.​A month from now (hell, even a second after it concludes), nobody is going to remember and/or care about the Houston Astros' Memorial Day clash with the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. Overall, it's a pretty lame sports day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Aeros Hope the System Will Save Them

    John RoyalThe Aeros' Pascal Morency goes for a little spin​This is a tough time for the Houston Aeros. They've been playing playoff caliber hockey since right after Christmas. They've gone 19-10-0-2 since then, and they've made a steady climb up to the top of the AHL West Division standings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Aeros Prepare For Liftoff

    tr> aeros.comThe new boss is ready to get started​The Houston Aeros are opening up season number 17 on Saturday when they visit the expansion Oklahoma City Barons.The Aeros are coming off of a disappointing season where they missed the playoffs the year after making the Western Conference Finals, ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Mike Yeo And The Other New Aeros Coaches Have A Houston Connection

    Mike Yeo is behind the bench for the Aeros this year​Come the start of this AHL hockey season, the fans of the Houston Aeros will see lots of familiar faces on the ice as, even though last season was rather disappointing, many of the players will be returning. But where the fans will not be seeing ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Aeros' Schedule Finally Out, And Season-Ticket Holders Get Ripped Off

    Aeros season-ticket holders get screwed​The long wait for Houston Aeros fans is over as the AHL released the league's schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Aeros season will open on the road on October when they play the first regular season game in the history of the expansion Oklahoma City Barons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Whaler Fan Fest -- Houston Oiler Fans May Know How I Feel

    Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert​"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Houston Aeros Enduring An Off-Season Of Changes

    Off-season full of changes​It may be hockey's off-season, but as with all of the other sports, there is no such thing as a true off-season. Coaches are fired and hired. Players are cut and traded and signed as free agents. There's a draft. There are various player camps.  At this time l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Mike Yeo: Aeros New Coach Looks Forward To Return To Houston

    Mike Yeo keeps his equilibrium​In response to their disappointing season, the Houston Aeros front office cleaned house, relieving head coach Kevin Constantine and his staff of their coaching duties.The new head coach was named last month, and to those of you who have been following the team since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Farewell, Kevin Constantine

    ​The Houston Aeros parted ways with head coach Kevin Constantine last week as the parent organization, the Minnesota Wild, chose not to renew Constantine's contract with the team. He took the Aeros into the playoffs in two of his three seasons as head coach, and this past season, he coached a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Game Time: Olympic Hockey, You Had Me At Hello, Eh?

    ​"What---what is this salty discharge?....This is horrible! I care!" -- Jerry Seinfeld, wiping away tearsI have to admit, it was a bit of a strange feeling. As time wound down in the third period of what at the time was a 2-1 Canadian lead over the United States Olympic hockey team, the disappo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 8, 2010

    Aeros At The Halfway Point: Fingers Crossed For The Playoffs

    ​The Houston Aeros wrap up the first half of their season tonight, and they open the second half of the season on Sunday. They will be hosting the Rockford IceHogs at the Toyota Center, and in doing so, the Aeros will be facing a team directly in front of them in the playoff chase.For the Aeros t ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Troy Ward, The Aeros' Man Behind The Scenes

    Photo by Jason Villanueva/Houston Aeros​Houston Aeros fans hear his name announced every night. They sometimes see and/or hear him interviewed by Joe O'Donnell during pregame or one of the intermissions. Yet ask most fans about assistant coach/assistant GM Troy Ward, they probably won't be able to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Aeros Start To Get Back On Track A Bit

    ​When last we heard from the Houston Aeros, they were a beat-up, short-handed squad struggling to score goals, win games, and send a complete roster of skaters onto the ice.Things change in a week.The Aeros spent the Thanksgiving holiday flitting about between Canada and New York, and despite the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    It's Hockey Season? Apparently So, And Here's Your Preview

    ​As hard as it might be to believe, hockey season starts tonight. And for the Houston Aeros, this season starts in the same place that last season's ended. In Winnipeg, Manitoba.The 2009-10 Aeros are going to be a rather different looking team than what you saw on the ice last year. Krys Kolan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Will the Aeros Be Recognizable As the Same Team Next Season?

    When the Houston Aeros season gets underway come October, you truly are going to need a scorecard to tell apart the players. Because while it may be a way of life in the minor leagues to have roster changes during the off season, the Aeros, who made it into the AHL's Calder Cup Semi-Finals last sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Never Too Hot For A Hockey Update

    Just because it's the off-season in hockey doesn't mean that things aren't happening with the Houston Aeros. Since the end of the season, head coach Kevin Constantine and his coaching staff have been retained by the new management regime of the parent Minnesota Wild. But Aeros general manager Tom Ly ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    The Aeros' Award Winners, Acccording To Us

    I thought that, with the Houston Aeros season now over, I would do one of those end-of-season award things. So here goes.  MOST VALUABLE PLAYER:  Krys Kolanos. Kolanos barely played in half of the team's regular season as he was constantly up and down with the Minnesota Wild. But he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Aeros Running Out of Steam, Goalies

    For a team that is just two wins away from clinching a playoff spot, the Houston Aeros have played more than their share of bad hockey this season. And last night, with a chance to move ever closer to that playoff spot, the Aeros turned in one of their worst games of the season. "We felt tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Aeros Running Out of Steam, Goalies

    For a team that is just two wins away from clinching a playoff spot, the Houston Aeros have played more than their share of bad hockey this season. And last night, with a chance to move ever closer to that playoff spot, the Aeros turned in one of their worst games of the season. "We felt tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    The Great American Soccer Boom: Not Gonna Happen

    Last week, I wrote a post about the Rockets lowering ticket prices, and I made a comment about the Dynamo playing in a minor league. And that is a comment that I stand by, though several of you got upset. And the responses that I got were the same as I always get: soccer is the most popular sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Houston Aeros Leave November on High Note

    Photo by Fred Trask Krys Kolanos scores the game-winner. Morton Madsen is not exactly the first person one thinks of when thinking of great Houston Aeros pugilists. Yet it was Morten Madsen who received the game puck after Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, and it was Madsen who r ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Aeros Have Lost That Scoring Feeling

    When last I wrote about the Houston Aeros, they had just lost a game at home to move their record to 6-4-0-0 for the season. The team was playing some excellent offensive hockey, but the defense wasn’t quite clicking. Then the Aeros’ best offensive weapon, Krys Kolanos, was called up to the Mi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

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    October 14, 2004

    Cold Play

    Catch some future Stars at the Houston Aeros game

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