WEEKEND UPDATE

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Laurent Brossoit is having a helluva season in Oklahoma City, there’s no doubt about it. The former Edmonton Oil King is emerging as a legit prospect—despite the lack of draft pedigree—and the Oilers may have found a goalie.

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Bogdan Yakimov in action for the Barons. Photo by Rob Ferguson.

AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. Anton Lander 29GP, 9-22-31 (1GP, 1-1-2 and NHL this week)
  2. Jason Williams 31GP 13-18-31 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  3. Andrew Miller 32GP, 10-15-25 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  4. Ryan Hamilton 29GP, 14-10-24 (3GP, 3-2-5 this week)
  5. Matt Ford 31GP, 11-12-23 (3GP, 2-2-4 this week)
  6. Brad Hunt 20GP, 7-15-22 (NHL and then 3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  7. Iiro Pakarinen 28GP, 11-8-18 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  8. Curtis Hamilton 28GP, 6-10-16 (1GP, and Spengler Cup this week)
  9. Jordan Oesterle 34GP, 5-11-16 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  10. Bogdan Yakimov 29GP, 3-10-13 (3GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  11. Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL and injured this week)
  12. Dillon Simpson 31GP, 2-7-9 (3GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  13. Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  14. Steve Pinizzotto 9GP, 0-6-6 (NHL this week)
  15. Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  16. Brandon Davidson 21GP, 2-4-6 (3GP, 0-1-1)
  17. Josh Winquist 11GP, 2-2-4 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  18. Kellen Jones 7GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  19. CJ Ludwig 13GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  20. Martin Marincin 16GP, 0-3-3 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  21. Martin Gernat 28GP, 0-3-3 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. Jujhar Khaira 29GP, 1-2-3 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. Travis Ewanyk 31GP, 1-2-3 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  24. Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (NHL this week)
  25. Connor Jones 6GP, 2-0-2 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  26. David Musil 28GP, 0-2-2 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  27. Mitch Moroz 28GP, 0-2-2 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  28. Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  29. Laurent Brossoit 18GP, 2.17 .928 (2GP, 2.00, .932 this week)
  30. Richard Bachman 15GP, 2.51 .917 (1GP, 2.00 .943 this week)
  31. Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)

Notes:

  • Laurent Brossoit is an emerging talent. No doubt about it. The Oilers need to be patient but this is many many weeks now of solid to very good play.
  • Bogdan Yakimov is taking full advantage of Anton Lander’s absence and spiking a little offensively. A very good sign, the Barons have sent very few drafted forwards north with success.
  • Iiro Pakarinen had a production dip for awhile there but seems to have found the range. His shot totals remained strong, so I’ll guess luck had a lot to do with the slump.
  • Dillon Simpson is starting to find the range. 

CHL

  1. Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 36GP, 18-29-47 (4GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  2. Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 30GP, 8-25-33 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  3. Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 34GP, 14-18-32 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  4. Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 31GP, 17-13-30 (4GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  5. Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 19GP, 6-13-19 (World Juniors this week)
  6. Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 32GP, 2-9-11 (3GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  7. Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 22GP, 4.40 .854 (2GP, 2.88 .898 this week)

Vladimir Tkachev is 19GP, 7-14-21 for the year.

Notes:

  • Greg Chase is starting to score at a solid-to-very-good clip now, should see great boxcars from him.
  • Jackson Houck had a strong week, it’s been awhile.
  • Darnell Nurse has been exceptional for Canada.
  • Keven Bouchard had his best week.

NCAA

  1. Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 16GP, 6-8-14 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  2. Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 18GP, 6-11-17 (3GP, 2-2-4 this week)
  3. Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 20GP, 4-10-14 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  4. Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 17GP, 4-5-9 (2GP, 3-0-3 this week)
  5. John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 13GP, 0-5-5 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 13GP, 2.78 .904 (did not play this week)

BCJHL

  1. Liam Coughlin, Vernon 36GP, 14-29-43 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)

USHL

  1. William Lagesson, Dubuque 22GP, 1-11-12 (World Juniors this week)

Notes:

  • William Lagesson has been impressive at the WJ’s, and played more than expected.
  • Aidan Muir scored three goals this week, a good sign.
  • Evan Campbell also had a good week.

EUROPE

  1. Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 40GP, 18-12-30 (3GP, 1-1-2)
  2. Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 40GP, 6-7-13 (1GP, 1-0-1 & Spengler Cup this week)
  3. Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 31GP, 5-6-11 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  4. Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 28GP, 1-3-4 (did not play this week)

Notes:

  • Anton Slepyshev was quality at the Spengler. He doesn’t play much in the KHL (not enough anyway) and the Oilers have to get him to North America for the fall.

    • Serious Gord

      Broussait needs to play well in AHL for a year and a half to two years before we say he’s a legit prospect. He played in the ECHL last year. Give this kid time to grow and prove himself. Ur like the Oilers brass. Over evaluate, blow hot air up his ass and rush him into a gongshow.

    • Gilmore Tuttle

      In a brilliant and bold move, Klown and McTurd will trade Brossoit to the Islanders for the rights to Rick DiPietro because he still has 20 years of salary cap amortization. This will allow them to sign all the “young guns” until they are old enough to be considered the boys on the bus and take over the operations.

    • O.C.

      I love this, my favorite blog of the week..can always count for a fun read from lowetide every Sunday morning!

      What is up with Draisaitl anyways?? Where he at?

    • O.C.

      Seriously, does anyone know what happened to the tiny russian? Barely over a PPG doesn’t bode well, especially considering what he did vs. borderline NHL talent in pre season (obviously not NHL level, but that opposition blows OHL away).

      Does he lack other players to play with? I’m not convinced he’s NHL caliber but he should be a 1.5ppg guy in the OHL.

    • Is there any rational reason why the oilers sent draisaitl down mid world juniors? I’m trying to figure it out, but can’t wrap my head around the latest idiotic move?

      We all knew he wouldn’t stick past 40 games, but why didn’t they just skip out on the last 2 games and give him to PA so that he could be loaned to Germany then traded to kelowna after the tourney?

      • Bennyboy

        Explain to me how Draisatl playing for Germany would help him? Germany has won 0 games scored 2 goals and has had 17 goals scored against them.

        Do you people think before you speak?
        I know you think the Oilers management is dump, but I read all of your comments on here and you all say the dumbest things.
        Is there a single brain out there??

        • Armchair_Gm

          It has nothing to do with sending him to the wjc and hoping he puts up 30 points, and germany wins bronze. The reason they send him their is because he gets to get away from this disaster of à season, he gets to plays 22 minutes a game instead of 12, he gets to play against the best players around the world his age and see how he stacks up against people his age (which i suspect would be good for his confidence). Sure Germany still would have been relegated but at least he would have been a part of something. And then he goes to down to junior and has another chance to compete for a title.

          Dont be rude either, doesnt sound like youre anymore competent than the people running this team.

          • Armchair_Gm

            Germany scored 2 goals in 4 games, who will pass him the puck? Who will he pass the puck to? How would that be better? How would he get better. At least in Edmonton he plays with better players and against the best players in the world, he has no choice but to get better.

            One more tme a garbage post by a moron.

        • Because it’s playing for your country, theres pride and he’s playing against the best players in the Junior world. Also, considering their decision to send him down now, you are saying it was more important for him to play against Calgary and Colorado then going back to play Juniors while the best play @ the ACC. What didn’t you see from him. That you needed from the last 2 games…

          Or is it more important for him to go back and play in Prince Albert awaiting a trade?

          SMH…..

          • Your post makes no sense.
            Playing for Germany will not make Driasatl a better player, you need to play with better players to get better.
            Now the Oilers can send him down to Kelona not Prince Albert. Kelona has a winning team with good players and an opportunity to have a successful season and improve.

    • Germoil

      Oilers history:

      Prospects from EIG pendegast: Hemsky; Stoll; Greene; Brodziak; Dubnyk; Cogliano; Petry; Gagner. * players in 7 years.

      Traded by Tambo: Nilsson-XXX-Cogliano; Torres-Stoll-XXX; Glencross-Brodziak-XXX. Reider for Kessey would have loved that as a base for a team. Vancouver trained crap GM.

      Macgregor 1st round picks not in top 10: (22) Eberle; (19) Klefbom. Home runs!

      Draft Tambo controlled 2008 to 2011; 2012 ??????

      2008: #103 Motin; #133 Cornet; #163 Hartikainen; #193 benefeld

      2009: #40 Lander; #71 Hesketh; #82 Abney; #99 Bigos; #101 Rajala; #133 Roy

      2010: #13 potluck; #41 Marincin; #48 Hamilton; #61 Martindale; #91 Blain; #121 Bunz; #162 davidson; #1666 Czerwonka; #181 Pelss; #202 Jones

      2011: #31 Musil; #62 Perhonen; #74 Ewanyk; #92 Simpson; #114 Rieder; #122 Gernat; #182 Tuohimaa

      2012: Tambo GM/MacT VP Hockey Ops ??????? #32 Moroz; #63 Khaira; #91 Zharkov; #93 Gustaffson; #123 Laleggia; #153 McCarron

      2013: MacT GM: Traded #37 for #83; #88; #94; #96; 113. Picked: #56 MOR; #83 Yakimov; #88 Slepyshev; #94 Houck; #96 Platzer; #113 Muir; #128 Campbell; #158 Betker; #188 Chase

      2014: #91 Lagesson; #111 Nagelvoort; #130 Coughlin; #153 Vesel; #183 Bouchard.

      Blaming MacT for 2000 to 2011. Toronto has a great GM in Punch Imlach!

    • Germoil

      Chet: Those MTL; TOR; CGY; VCR media morons think MACT controlled the org before 2011/2012.
      He coached the 1947 Toronto maple leafs as well!
      Bahahahahaha!

      You confuse who the idiots are!
      Way to pick the correct Hill you weak media sheep!

      Bah! BAH!

      Vancouver trained Dithers got rid of the successful EIG talent! Pouched the control of drafts past rd 1 from 2008 to 2011.

      Mact comes in with this depth: Petry; Gagner; Eberle; Hall; RNH; Yak; Schultz. 7 players. The real mistake he made was bringing in a TOR trained coach. who caused a 29% in offensive performance and a 57% decline in Goalie save %.

    • Germoil

      Liked your rundown LT. I agree about Slepyshev, he needs to be in the system & getting plenty of ice time. Truly world class talent. As far as Brossoit is concerned, I can see him taking the reins in the AHL next year & playing his way into call ups etc whenever the opportunities present themselves. He’s also working with his old goalie coach which should also help immensely. That was a very good trade to date for the Oilers.

      • MattyFranchise

        I like smid, happy to have him on the team down in cowtown as a 7th D but when I saw that we gave up Broissoit and Horak to get him Roy I was a little disappointed. Horak and Smid are pretty much a wash, smid is on his way down and Horak was never going to be more than the flames 5th center but Broissoit is, in my opinion, the far better goaltender.

        That’s the only trade aside from the first Perron trade that I have seen the Oilers win in a long time.

    • Germoil

      I appreciate the weekend up dates but find them less relevant as time goes on. The record of the organization is in the toilet with drafting and development so is there reason for optimism with the current stock of prospects? Darnell looks to be the only sure thing, this team needs to find the odd nugget in later rounds. Poor drafting from 2005-2010 has hurt todays team immensely.

    • m@s f@s

      Dr Drai would be a damn fool to go play on a loser team for Free.

      After all he made almost 450k playing for the Oilers over 39 games. He made an extra 40 to 50k playing 12 minutes a night at the NHL level, instead of playing at the WJC.

      Now he’s gone back to junior, for less than minimum wage. If he’s injured in junior, or the world Juniors, he gets sfa.

      The kid likely didn’t want to go to the WJC and play for a loser team.

      (Hell The Oilers have a hard time convincing NHLers to play here for millions.)

    • Derzie

      Why would the Oil post a photo Nurse delivering a headshot? They must be others no? Also, I was not happy when the Flames let Brossoit go. Not surprised he is tracking well.

    • I love the weekend updates, except for one little thing. It is a damn reminder the Barons are leaving after this year. *sniffle* *sniffle* I am probably the ONLY person in OKC who cares more about the Barons than the Thunder…go figure.

    • MacT has done a good job so far in 2 years, don’t blame him for losing it’s Eakins that can’t coach.

      I said that last year and this year, Nelson is a better coach. Since Eakins gone, Oilers is 2-3-4, stay competitive lose in OT or SO. Get some points but finish bottom 2 teams for good picks in June.

      This season is done, so get good picks is the plan.

      MacT traded Smid for Brossoit and Roman Horak, Brossoit will be Oilers goalie of the future. Horak will come back to play next season when KHL folded.

      MacT got Alberta borned players to play in in Edmonton, good moves. They play hard and can handle the cold.

      Perron has no heart this year and struggled so the trade make sense, 1st round pick in June with a deep draft. Klinkhammer scored the same amount of goals as Perron this year.

      The future looks brighter now, cheer up Oilers fans. I will go to the Leafs game when Oilers in Toronto in Feb 7th wearing my jersey proudly.

      Playoffs next season and new rink is coming!

      Go MacT, Nelson and Oilers!