Brace yourself Admirals fans: Milwaukee’s schedule is about to take another nasty turn.
In the month of November the Admirals have just three measly home games and none past this Sunday’s game meeting with Chicago. Therefore this week’s matchups—games against Rockford on Wednesday, Peoria on Friday, and the team’s fourth meeting of season with the Wolves on Sunday—represent a vital stretch for Milwaukee to gain significant points in the AHL standings.
“We would really like to get the month off on the right foot considering we’re going on the road for the next ten games,” Admirals coach Lane Lambert said. “That’s the general objective for these next three games—for us to have a strong start.”
The other key to this week’s contests is that they are West Division games played against Milwaukee three closest geographic rivals. Currently, the Admirals sit in sixth place in the West, chasing both Chicago and Peoria. Milwaukee could move up the ladder by claiming four or more points on the week.
Obviously, the first days of November is far too early in the season to start worrying about Milwaukee’s playoff positioning. But a couple of big home wins this week would make life a lot less stressful on Lambert’s crew as the Admirals head south for the latter half of the month.
So, Roundtable: How many points do you think Milwaukee will get out of these next three games? Would anything less than four be considered a disappointment? Why?