WEEKEND UPDATE!

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Martin Gernat suffered a season ending injury this week and joined a long line of injured Barons on the sideline. Among those healthy enough to play, who delivered solid performances this week? Read on!

AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. R Andrew Miller 58GP, 25-31-56 (NHL this week)
  2. C Jason Williams 65GP 21-28-49 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  3. R Matt Ford 61GP, 17-30-47 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  4. D Brad Hunt 54GP, 16-29-45 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  5. C Anton Lander 29GP, 9-22-31 (NHL this week)
  6. L Ryan Hamilton 35GP, 15-15-30 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  7. L Curtis Hamilton 57GP, 12-17-29 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  8. R Iiro Pakarinen 39GP, 17-11-28 (NHL this week)
  9. C Bogdan Yakimov 57GP, 12-16-28 (Injured this week)
  10. D Jordan Oesterle 58GP, 7-16-23 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  11. L Josh Winquist 38GP, 7-9-16 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  12. D Dillon Simpson 63GP, 2-14-16 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. L Kellen Jones 41GP, 5-9-14 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  14. R Steve Pinizzotto 21GP, 1-10-11 (did not play this week, injured)
  15. C Jujhar Khaira 51GP, 4-6-10 (Gone for the season)
  16. D Brandon Davidson 52GP, 4-6-10 (1GP, 0-0-0 and NHL this week)
  17. D David Musil 61GP, 1-9-10 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  18. R Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL and injured this week)
  19. D Martin Gernat 54GP, 1-8-9 (Gone for season)
  20. D Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  21. C Connor Jones 35GP, 4-4-8 (did not play this week)
  22. D Martin Marincin 27GP, 0-7-7 (NHL this week)
  23. L Mitch Moroz 58GP, 4-3-7 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  24. C Travis Ewanyk 64GP, 3-4-7 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  25. L Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  26. D CJ Ludwig 23GP, 1-4-5 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  27. L Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (NHL this week)
  28. Jackson Houck 2GP, 0-1-1
  29. D Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  30. G Laurent Brossoit 46GP, 2.65 .915 (3GP, 4.74 .874 this week)
  31. G Richard Bachman 22GP, 2.30 .921 (NHL this week)
  32. G Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)
  33. G Tyler Bunz 2GP, 5.00 .839 (1GP, 3.00 .905)

Notes:

  • Not much shaking this week, the Barons are an injured group.
  • Matt Ford is the only Baron with more than one point this week.
  • The top scoring prospect on the team currently is Curtis Hamilton, who has 29 points.
  • Injured players include Iiro Pakarinen, Bogdan Yakimov, Steve Pinizzotto, Jujhar Khaira, Tyler Pitlick, Martin Gernat, Kale Kessy.
  • Barons currently in the NHL: Andrew Miller, Anton Lander, Richard Bachman, Brandon Davidson, Oscar Klefbom, Martin Marincin, Luke Gazdic, Keith Aulie. Lordy.

ECHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. C Connor Jones 27GP, 10-16-26 (did not play this week)
  2. LW Kellen Jones 27GP, 7-18-25 (did not play this week)
  3. LW Josh Winquist 18GP, 5-18-23 (did not play this week)
  4. D CJ Ludwig 26GP, 3-11-14 (did not play this week)
  5. D Graeme Craig 55GP, 5-5-10 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. G Frans Tuohimaa 33GP, 3.28 .876 (did not play this week)
  7. G Ty Rimmer 25GP, 3.20 .889 (did not play this week)

CHL

  1. C Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 68GP, 34-47-81 (1GP, 0-2-2 in playoffs)
  2. C-W Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 61GP, 20-39-59 (2GP, 2-1-3 in playoffs)
  3. C Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna (WHL) 34GP, 19-34-53 (2GP, 2-1-3 in playoffs)
  4. R Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 65GP, 22-29-51 (see AHL)
  5. C Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 59GP, 26-24-50 (2GP, 0-0-0 in playoffs)
  6. D Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 36GP, 10-23-33 (2GP, 0-0-0 in playoffs)
  7. LD Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 64GP, 6-25-31 (2GP, 0-0-0 in playoffs, injured)
  8. G Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 36GP, 3.85 .872 (1GP, 8.38 .867 in playoffs)

Notes:

  • Some nice regular seasons there.
  • Chase has been solid in the playoffs so far for Victoria.
  • Leon Draisaitl has been described as a man among boys.
  • Darnell Nurse is playing solid defense for SSM, they’re flat out loaded.

NCAA

  1. LD Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 37GP, 15-25-40 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  2. L Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 34GP, 12-15-27 (did not play this week)
  3. C Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 38GP, 8-14-22 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 36GP, 6-9-15 (did not play this week)
  5. R John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 31GP, 4-8-12 (did not play this week)
  6. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 22GP, 2.63 .906 (did not play this week)

BCJHL

  1. L Liam Coughlin, Vernon 54GP, 20-40-60 (11GP, 3-7-10 in playoffs so far)

USHL

  1. LD William Lagesson, Dubuque 42GP, 1-12-13 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)

Notes:

EUROPE

  1. L Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 53GP, 18-13-31 
  2. L Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 58GP, 15-10-25 (5GP, 0-2-2 in playoffs)
  3. R Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 46GP, 10-10-20 (2GP, 1-0-1 in playoffs)
  4. L Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 39GP, 4-5-9 (3GP, 1-0-1 in MHL playoffs)

Notes:

  • The only major item left for Oilers fans is waiting to find out if Horak or Slepyshev signs. 

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      • SSB1963

        The puck was on his stick, he had his head down, Joey didn’t leave his feet nor did he lift his elbows. Hockey is a fast game and you have to be aware and have your head up.

        • SSB1963

          So basically what you are saying is that the puck carrier ran into a brick wall! What I see as a problem with the game today is the lack of respect towards other players. If a player is vulnerable it seems acceptable to just destroy him. And agreed back (way back) in the day you were taught to keep you head up.

  • Top Right

    Hit was a tad dirty, and it’s hard to condone dirty hits. But deep down it’s nice to see a guy who’s able/willing to step up and lay someone out, even with the chance of getting getting called for a check to the head.

  • KSC10032

    How many contracts are we at? Can we sign LaLeggia now that his season is done? Can we sihn Slepy also and assign him to Bakersfield or OKC. I would prefer Bakersfield to get him acclimated to the community before next season.

    When Greg Chase is done how long till he is in OKC?

    With injuries decimating the Oilers and the barons its a great time to come in as a prospect.

    IF OKC could add laleggia,Houck,Chase and Slepy for a playoff run that would be huge.

    Getting Miller back at seasons end and getting Bachman will be huge for the Barons.Barons could go far.

  • YFC Prez

    Rockets look very good in WHL, SSM look very good in OHL.

    Very realistic chance oilers 2 best prospects go head to head in Memorial cup. I’m stoked already. As long as the Wheat kings don’t go and mess things up.

    # counting chickens before they’re hatched.

  • Top Right

    Can Slepyshev in the KHL sign for the Barrons as he is not playing in the KHL any more?
    Would give him a leg up on next season if he wants to come over to North America.

  • billythebullet

    That Laleggia hit demonstrates everything that is wrong with hockey. The hitter is responsible for the other persons head??? With rules like this if I was a coach I would have my whole team skate with their heads down and low. I would always be on the power play because of it too. CLEAN HIT. The responsibility is on the puck carrier its how we were ALL taught how to play hockey. Now the answer is not to educate and coach skaters how to play with their heads up and take/receive hits safely, but to just take hitting out of hockey. Absolutely shameful.

    • YFC Prez

      I agree. Guys skate while looking at their feet. Suicide passes are common place. And turning into the boards, using the rules to avoid a hit is a recurring go to move by many.

      These actions by players are creating a new bunch of problems. Many abuse the rules that are in place for their safety.

      • SSB1963

        There do seem to be more situations where a player turns against the boards. The refs really need to stop calling those as penalties – even if the player gets hurt. That will change the culture quickly. As far as the other hits go (including the one above), hitters can make split second decisions to let up if the head is down. Leggs could have easily changed his angle at the last moment and stood the guy up without driving through with the shoulder. These hits are avoidable and the defenseman can still make a physical play. There really isn’t any excuse for open ice head shots. These are glory plays that used to be legal (and I loved them). They aren’t any more. Remember when hooking and grabbing were tolerated? It didn’t take more than a season to get it out of the league. Time for hitters to evolve.

  • KSC10032

    Taylor Fedun made his debut for the sharks last night. 4 shots, 2 pims in 17:40 of ice time. I watched most of the game and was impressed. Too bad we didn’t have a need for a smart puck moving right shot defenseman. :/