Checking the Condors' Cupboards

Scott Zerr
April 20 2016 09:00AM


Craig Button, one the top draft gurus in the game, recently said the Edmonton Oilers’ cupboard was “pretty bare” when it comes to any promising prospects. He’s not wrong. And that hurts not only at the NHL level but it could make things pretty painful at the developmental AHL level for the Bakersfield Condors as well.

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OilersNation at the Summit Show

April 20 2016 07:00AM


If you need plans for this weekend, you can cross both Saturday and Sunday off your list as we’ll have a booth set up at the Summit Show at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. If you’ve been procrastinating on picking up all the NationGear you've always wanted, this will be your chance to grab the gear that you've always wanted. 

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Speaking Of... Classy Flyers Fans

Chris the Intern
April 19 2016 04:00PM


The first round of the playoffs is well underway, and I think it's safe to say that no one was expecting so much drama and hate in most of the series, so far. Now, I'm about to go on a rant about the Philadelphia Flyers, who put on a very classless performance last night in game three of their series against Washington. I'm sure there are some cool Philly fans out there, but I'm just saying that a few of them could have done better last night. 

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Exploiting Cap Hell: Columbus Blue Jackets Edition

Jonathan Willis
April 19 2016 01:51PM

Jarmo Kekalainen

For the second year in a row, it appears that NHL teams living close to the salary cap are in for a difficult season. We don’t have a final salary cap number yet and won’t until the NHLPA decides what it wants to do with is escalator option, but it’s reasonable to expect something between the current level of $71.4 million and a possible high of $75 million.

For a lot of teams, that means trouble. For clubs like the Edmonton Oilers, it might mean opportunity. Today’s potential target: the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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April 19 2016 09:00AM


The Bakersfield Condors sent most of their defense north at one point or another during the 2015-16 season, but the minor league numbers that were posted do tell a story. Unlike the forwards, boxcar numbers do not tell the whole story and we are badly limited by what is available. Fortunately for us, there are some smart people looking at the minor league game and estimating time-on-ice. Using those numbers, there are some surprises to be found in the usage of the blue in Bakersfield this year.

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