The Edmonton Oilers are making moves that impact their AHL team, the Bakersfield Condors. Nikita Nikitin has cleared waivers and been assigned to the AHL and it looks like Ben Scrivens is on the way. How have the Condors been playing so far? Let’s have a look


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  1. C Andrew Miller 1GP, 1-1-2
  2. LD Brad Hunt 1GP, 1-1-2
  3. L Ryan Hamilton 1GP, 1-0-1
  4. R Tyler Pitlick 1GP, 0-1-1
  5. L Josh Winquist 1GP, 1-0-1
  6. C Bogdan Yakimov 1GP, 0-1-1
  7. C Phil McRae 1GP, 0-1-1
  8. RD Jordan Oesterle 1GP, 0-1-1
  9. R Kyle Platzer 2GP, 1-0-1
  10. L Braden Christoffer 2GP, 0-1-1 
  11. C Jujhar Khaira 1GP, 0-0-0
  12. R Matt Ford 1GP, 0-0-0
  13. C Alexis Loiseau 1GP, 0-0-0
  14. L Connor Rankin 1GP, 0-0-0
  15. R Marco Roy 1GP, 0-0-0
  16. LD Darnell Nurse 1GP, 0-0-0
  17. RD Joey Laleggia 1GP, 0-0-0
  18. LD David Musil 1GP, 0-0-0
  19. R Greg Chase 2GP, 0-0-0
  20. L Kale Kessy 2GP, 0-0-0
  21. LD Ben Betker 2GP, 0-0-0
  22. G Laurent Brossoit 1GP, 2.00 .938
  23. G Eetu Laurikainen 1GP, 2.00 .923
  24. G Ty Rimmer 1GP, 6.00 .870
  • Kale Kessy has been in three fights so far. 
  • Jujhar Khaira impressed last night. Gerry Fleming: “I thought JJ was a man amongst boys. I thought that was one of the best games I’ve seen him play. If he can bottle that and bring that every night he’ll give himself a chance to play this year in the NHL. Source
  • Andrew Miller played center in camp and continues in pre-season. A RW last season, Miller played center in college and gives the team better depth up the middle. 
  • Kyle Platzer’s goal was a shorthanded marker. 
  • First regular season game comes on Friday. 


  1. C Connor McDavid 5GP, 0-5-5
  2. W Anton Slepyshev 7GP, 2-2-4
  3. C-W Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-3-4
  4. LD Brandon Davidson 4GP, 0-0-0
  5. LD Griffin Reinhart 5GP, 0-0-0


  1. Caleb Jones 3GP, 1-1-2 (played 1 game, lost an assist) 
  2. Ethan Bear 2GP, 0-2-2 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  3. Keven Bouchard 2GP, 4.06 .869 (DNP this week)
  • The starting Baie-Comeau goalie is getting hammered nightly, Bouchard still isn’t seeing the net? Injured? 
  • Bear and Jones are just getting started but they’re off to solid starts. 


  1. D John Marino 3GP, 1-4-5 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  • Early days but this is a helluva start. 


  1. D Ziyat Paigin 8GP, 0-1-1 (KHL) and 5GP, 1-2-3 (VHL) (no action this week)
  2. G Miroslav Svoboda 6GP, 4.09 .872 (Czech 2)  (no action this week)

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    • Lowetide

      Lagesson played in the USHL last year but is off to college this coming year. I’ll have the college numbers when they start to play regular season at UMass-Amherst. They played an exhibition game last night against Dalhousie, Lagesson off the score sheet.

  • Johnnydapunk

    Off topic but props to Westcott’s background article on Connor McDavid on the Oiler site. This young man is driven to win. I’m sure there are lots of driven and passionate athletes in all sports. Dare I say McDavid may be in a class by himself.

  • Thumby

    If the oilers and Vancouver play that same game 10 times, I bet we win 7. Miller made a ton of 5 bell saves in the 2nd. Feeling better about the oilers and wonder how our D will fare with Klefbomb and eventually Nurse in. It’s a skating league now. (Sorry Ference).

  • TartanArmy

    I’m curious to know why Nikitin wasn’t just bought out, in retrospect I wonder if PC kind of wishes he used that opportunity. Maybe he was thinking NN needed a chance to prove himself in the preseason. Still haven’t decided if I like Scrivens on waivers. Surely his trade value would have been better backing up Talbot and maybe even redeeming himself somewhat, it’ll be tougher doing that in the AHL.

    I’m a little concerned now with the experience of our NHL starters going into the season despite how good Nilsson played. Talbot will face a lot of pressure to succeed, I hope he does. If he doesn’t, we’re screwed…again.

    • Spoils

      I believe a buyout stays on the books for twice the length of the remaining term. In Niks case, it would be on the books for an extra year. Granted, the total amount is 66% but it impacts the team for a season more than if they just pay him. Also, they were hoping he would be at least the 7th defenseman. They needed camp to really get a chance to evaluate him.

  • Semi

    Anyone know of a site to stream Czech 2 games?

    They don’t seem to come up on the site I use for KHL and the other top leagues.

    And is Frans Tuohimaa still with the Oilers? He’s playing with Leksands IF. Tried to find his games as well, but I think Leksands was relegated last year from the Elite league.

  • Thumby

    The Edmonton Oilers should offer a 20% discount on all sales of a player’s jersey, for 24hrs following the game, if the player scores 2 goals during a home game. Give a 40% discount on the players jersey for a hat trick during a home game.

    • The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33

      Yup…seems to make a lot of business sense.

      When your product is in its highest demand, offer it at a discounted rate.

      Did you happen to work for target Canada?

      • The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33

        Yes, yes I did work at Target Canada. I was a greeter, and damn good one at that.

        The Oilers make good coin on the jersey sale, even if they were to give it to you at 60-75% off regular price.

        It obviously is not for the better of the business. Thanks for being so intelligent and thoughtful, and pointing it out.

        It is for the better of the brand, the fans, and the experience.

        • The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33

          Ok last reply as it’s obvious you have no idea what you are talking about.

          At 60-75% off jerseys, they will lose money. Gross margins on jerseys for shops like Sport Check is about 52% if they sold everything at regular price. They don’t. So most shops are lucky to average around 42-45% gross margin on jerseys. Yes the Oilers probably get a little better deal than a Sport Check or any mom and pop shops but it’s not substantial enough to be able to make $ if they offered it at 60-75% retail.

          Your statement about it being better for the brand, the fans and the experience is asinine at best. The only thing that matters is the product on the ice. Nothing else.

          • STIXLER

            Just curious where you come by these numbers?

            If they are in fact true…
            Jersey would cost them 100$ to sell at 152$ for easy math.
            Do you honestly think a company buying thousands of jerseys in bulk only does better than you and I buying one at a time by 52$?
            Clothing stores mark things up min 300% so they look like a bargain at sale prices.
            They are made in a sweat shop in thailand where they pay people 3$ per day.

          • The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33

            Ok so I hope I don’t sound like a know it all prick with this post. I just reread my last post and it definitely had that vibe.

            I was a buyer in the industry in the late 90s and most of the 2000s. So that’s where I get my numbers from. I’m still in touched with a lot of people in the industry and the numbers haven’t changed much.

            So your example of $100 cost and $152 retail is a 52% mark up not a 52% gross margin. Gross margin is your gross profit compared to the retail price. So your example would actually have a 34% gross margin.

            So for basic math, If you buy something at $100 and sell it for $200, your gross margin is 50% (or $100) and your mark up is 100%.

            And to keep it simple, most retailers fit in two categories: those who manufacture their goods and go straight to retail and those who buy from vendors/distributors and then retail.

            Gap, Victoria Secret, A&F would be examples of retailers who manufacture their goods and sells it retail. So yes these goods are made in sweat shops and something that costs $5 to make is retailed at $35. So your 300% mark up example for clothing stores ring true here.

            The other kind of retailers are the ones who buy and re sell the goods. Sport Check, HMV, the Oilers fall in this category. Most retailers in this category cannot mark up their goods at 300% as the retail price would be astronomical. Even though the Oilers own the name and the team, they still have to buy their jerseys from Reebok because they are the official licensee. So an item that might cost $10 to make for Reebok, they will in turn charge the retailer $20-$25. The retailer then has to retail that same item for $40-$60.


      For me it is Davidson. He got stripped of the puck several times last night one of which lead directly to Van’s second goal. He just doesn’t seem to be able to make the good first pass without coughing up the biscuit. (IMO only).