Fairchild was assigned last night after the win against the Calgary Flames. We didnt get to see him in a BlueNote before his depature but hopefully there are 2 reasons this happened. The first reason was obviously the spanking that Rockford laid on Peoria in the game last night. The Rivermen lost 7-3 and surrended 4 3rd period goals. With 2 more games yet to play this weekend against the Chicago Wolves, Fairchild would obviously benefit more in Peoria playing as he would he watching.
Hopefully this also means that the Blues have liked what they have seen from Ian Cole lately and that they dont plan on sitting him anytime soon. Cole, and his defensive partner Pietrangelo have had a tough task shutting down Malkin, Crosby on Wednesday and Iginla last night. They have accomplished beating both of those teams and hope to continue that tomorrow against Columbus. In the last 2 games they are a combined +4 over the last 2 games, with 2 goals and an assist.
What else to expect from me this week: Well, I close tonight and open tomorrow morning so with extended hours at work it makes it hard to find time to get a preview up but I’ll try to do that. Monday- hopefully you’ll have a recap and the Berglund note finally. Tuesday- I’d like to get one up one our depth and maybe start one about our prospects to give them a little love. And on the first of every month Ill give you a look at the Peoria Rivermen and catch you up on their progress. Along with all the regular previews and recaps. Whether or not this all actually happens as scheduled is another story….