A pair of three games in three nights. A four games in five nights stretch. Seven total games in 10 days. No matter how you slice it, Milwaukee sure is going to get its money’s worth of playing hockey in the Texas vicinity over the next week and a half.
But this will hardly be a vacation to the warmth of the Lone Star state. The Admirals will be facing quality hockey clubs in each contest over the trip, including bookend games with the the West Division leading San Antonio Rampage. There is also a pair of games in Austin where Milwaukee will face last year’s Western Conference Champions, the Texas Stars.
But perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the trip comes with a pair of games in Oklahoma City. The Admirals and Barons each stand at 21 points (The Ads have played two less games), so Milwaukee’s first ever trip to Oklahoma’s state capital takes on even more significance.
With a majority of home games remaining on the schedule after December 1st, a few big wins on this trip would put the streaking Admirals in excellent position through the first quarter of the season.
So Roundtable, how many wins are you expecting for Milwaukee on their seven game Texas swing? And how many wins does Milwaukee need for the trip to be considered a success?