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The AHL’s main job is to produce NHL talent for the parent team, and one has to believe goalie Laurent Brossoit is one step closer to NHL employment. Although it may not come until this fall, a strong finish to this season in Bakersfield will help Oilers management make their decision.


  1. R Matt Ford 37GP, 18-15-33 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  2. LD Brad Hunt 31GP, 7-20-27 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  3. C-R Andrew Miller 33GP, 10-17-27 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  4. L Ryan Hamilton 39GP, 13-8-21 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. RD Joey Laleggia 37GP, 6-13-19 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. RD Jordan Oesterle 33GP, 2-17-19 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  7. L Josh Winquist 16GP, 7-9-16 (DNP this week)
  8. C Jujhar Khaira 25GP, 5-9-14 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  9. C Kyle Platzer 34GP, 5-8-13 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  10. L Kale Kessy 366GP, 6-5-11 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  11. D Nikita Nikitin 22GP, 1-9-10 (DNP this week)
  12. F Josh Currie 29GP, 4-6-10 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  13. LD David Musil 40GP, 3-6-9 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  14. R Tyler Pitlick 17GP, 3-5-8 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  15. D Dillon Simpson 31GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  16. R Greg Chase 19GP, 1-6-7 (ECHL this week)
  17. C Bogdan Yakimov 19GP, 3-4-7 (KHL)
  18. R Anton Slepyshev 22GP, 6-1-7 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  19. C Marco Roy 24GP, 4-3-7 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  20. LD Griffin Reinhart 17GP, 1-5-6 (3GP, 0-1-1 and NHL this week)
  21. L Mitch Moroz 30GP, 2-4-6 (DNP this week)
  22. F Rob Klinkhammer 5GP, 4-1-5 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  23. C Phil McRae 19GP, 3-2-5 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  24. L Braden Christoffer 30GP, 1-3-4 (DNP this week)
  25. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  26. R Zack Kassian 7GP, 2-1-3 (NHL this week)
  27. C Alexis Loiseau 12GP, 1-2-3 (ECHL this week)
  28. F Kellen Jones 12GP, 1-2-3 (DNP this week)
  29. D Martin Gernat 22GP, 0-3-3 (DNP this week)
  30. L Luke Gazdic 2GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  31. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (NHL this week)
  32. D Mark Fayne 5GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  33. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  34. RD Nick Pageau 12GP, 0-1-1 (ECHL this week)
  35. LD Ben Betker 1GP, 0-0-0 (ECHL this week)

    1. G Laurent Brossoit 26GP, 2.70 .921 (two uneven games this week)
    2. G Eetu Laurikainen 6GP, 3.73 .902 (poor games this week)
    3. G Ty Rimmer 1GP, 3.00 .875 (ECHL)


    1. F Alexis Loiseau 30GP, 9-15-24 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. C-R Greg Chase 19GP, 11-6-17 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    3. D Nick Pageau 28, 3-12-15 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    4. D Ben Betker 42GP, 1-13-14 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    5. C Josh Currie 13GP, 6-6-12 (AHL this week)
    6. F Marco Roy 10GP, 1-5-6 (AHL this week)
    7. G Ty Rimmer 28GP, 2.86 .915 (1 average game this week)


    1. RD Ethan Bear 52GP, 12-34-46 (4GP, 0-2-2 this week)
    2. LD Caleb Jones 53GP, 8-31-39 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week) 
    3. Keven Bouchard 29GP, 3.84 .871 (DNP this week)


    1. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 25GP, 3-10-13 (DNP this week)
    2. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 27GP, 5-7-12 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
    3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 20GP, 2-4-6 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    4. F Aidan Muir Western Michigan 25GP, 1-4-5 (DNP this week)
    5. G Zach Nagelvoort 9GP, 3.14 .888 (DNP this week)


      1. D John Marino, Tri City Storm 36GP, 2-16-18 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)


      1. D Ziyat Paigin 43GP, 8-19-27 (KHL) (3gp,1-2-3 this week)
      2. C Bogdan Yakimov 9GP, 1-1-2 (KHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
      3. G Miroslav Svobota 17GP, 3.27 .918 (Cze-2) (2 strong games this week)

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      Brossoit and Slepyshev photos by Mark Williams


        1. Anton Slepyshev scored two goals in a Saturday night win, and may be back on track as a prospect after a long injury layoff.
        2. Ziyat Paigin had another outstanding week, he is an emerging prospect. Signed through 2017 in the KHL, I wonder if there is an effort made to get him here this summer.
        3. Jujhar Khaira came back from suspension and impacted all areas of the game.
        4. Matt Ford had three points and is approaching a point per game.
          • Craig1981

            Talbot has played well through most of the year. He had a so-so 2 games, but I would hardly hold him responsible for the last 2 games nor would I forget about his solid play for most of the year.

            I would send Nielson down and Bros so it up though

            • Smytysmullett

              Like T-Bots effort most of the season. Last couple of gameshis body language says he’s giving up. I also sympathize for Nillson. Gave the oil a great run of games. Talbot gets the big contract for his run. That has to wear on Nils confidence.

          • Lyxdeslic

            I agree with bringing him up but my concern would be playing in front of players who obviously don’t give a $hit.Shultz can take his self entitled arse to the AHL and Reinhart proved today we got hosed at the draft.One thing that really irks me is when I went to Oilers website 2 days in a row for post game comments and the 19 year old kid has to explain why the team was pathetic.How about sticking the mike in eberle’s face or better yet bed wetting Shultz should explain his brain farts.I must say McLellans tone is different than any other post game he has done.Down 3 zip in the first 5 minutes anyone see that before.Pathetic

          • DDane0208

            I suppose there’s no harm in giving him a shot, our newly appointed, newly signed #1 goalie for the next 3 years was pulled against the worst team the past 30 games who couldn’t score goals and then the next day lets in 5 in two periods against a mediocre team. I’m thinking the last thing this team needs is a rookie goalie heading down the stretch.

            Strategy #1for tanking purposes: (as we’ve seen in the past) the endless revolving door of meaningless call ups only to be sent down a game or two later, this strategy only serves to disrupt the team and reduces our chances of winning whereby increasing our lottery odds.

            Strategy #2 for taking purposes: trade away 3 or 4 players from the 3rd or 4th line for next years trade away players at the dead line.

            Strategy #3 call up rookie goalies to save the day

            Strategy #4 continue to play players out of position when we have capable players to fill that role

        • Lyxdeslic

          Matt Barzal 40GP, 14-43-57 (6ft, C/RW)

          Thomas Chabot 31GP, 8-21-29 (6’2, Defenceman)


          Brandon Carlo 32GP, 2-16-18 (6’5, R shot Defenceman)

          Travis Dermott 39GP, 2-32-36 (6ft, Defenceman)

          Could of had one of each, instead we’re stuck with Reinhart

          Honourable mention for Rasmus Andersson. He is a heck of a right shot Dman from that draft. Calgary is lucky to have him coming

        • Smytysmullett

          Does any one really want to bring Brosoitt up and have our Goalie coaches wreck him like they have toasted the last 4 or 5 goalies that have come thru town?? Not me

        • llong33

          So… when do we officially start the “Will trade Austin Matthews for a true number 1 defence men” none of this “potential crap” I want a true number one back.

          • a lg dubl dubl

            I was talking with my brother, who lives in Ontario, we both agreed as good as Matthews is its time to stop bringing in 18 year olds and pin all that is holy on their shoulders to “save the franchise”.

            I’m not sure Matthews straight up for a top 2 dman, but package him with Ebs or whoever should get the top dman PC is trying to aquire.

            • HardBoiledOil 1.0

              wow! talk about overvaluing the top d-man! i’m not undervaluing the d-man or overvaluing Matthews, but he AND Ebs for a top d-man? WAY too much.

              • Oil City Roller

                Who would give you a top Dman for anything less than that? Depending on that teams needs they might not even go for that.

                But we’re also forgetting the odds of getting Matthews is extremely low, even if they finish at the bottom of the league… Again

            • HardBoiledOil 1.0

              Actually winning the lottery and the chance to draft Mathews might make the OEL dreams come true for those here who have been drooling over him for a while now.
              From a pure hockey perspective I don’t make that deal if I’m the coyotes but a local kid as the star attraction makes a tonne of sense for that franchise from a business stand point.

          • DiscoBiscuits

            If I was another GM I would stipulate that Matthews never steps foot in Edmonton for fear of being contaminated!! Could you imagine the horror if you stopped by a morning skate and saw Matthews talking with Yak and Schultz.

        • PhiDelt

          I think that the two disasterous results on the weekend were a good thing for the Oilers. It has now removed any doubt for those in higher management that a ” bandaid ” treatment is not enough to cure the malady of our poor stricken team.
          Nothing less than major surgery is required . Let the process begin .

          • Craig1981

            Exactly! It is apparent Peter Charelli had no clue as to how bad the talent was on this team and with its lack of confidence, starting with the D through the goalies and forwards. Too many small men playing a big men’s game. And other players that couldn’t make a playoff team’s roster.

            Performance rating for PC so far: C-.

            Time to shape up PC. This season is toast, again.

            • a lg dubl dubl

              He is utterly incompetent.
              We all know this.
              13-2 over the weekend.
              Almost ten hours after the debacle, nothing has been done.
              He could have fired MacLelland tonight. That might have been positive.

              • cityofchampions

                For goodness sake V2, there is no way on earth that either McLennan or Chiarelli are getting fired less than one year into their mandates (and they are safe for at least another year and probably two) so its utterly useless to keep spouting off about it, especially given that they have just started the job of cleaning up the huge mess left behind by the OBC. Other GMs are not falling over themselves to gift #1 dmen to us so have a bit of patience. PC was in with legitimate offers on both Seth Jones and Doug Hamilton but the other GM went with other offers – sometimes you just can’t get what you want. Whether you admit it or not PC and McLennan are proven professionals and we have already had numerous coaching changes that have hurt the development of our players who have had to learn a new system pretty much every year. I don’t know who you have in mind to take their places that would do any better….and anybody new coming in would have to re-evaluate the situation again. I think PC will make significant changes before next September, and not everyone will be happy with them, but lets all be patient and give him time to remake the Oilers the way he wants to before deciding whether we should burn him in effigy together with Lowe, Tambi, and MacT.

        • Anton CP

          I’m looking at this year’s draft class that it is hard to find a good fit out of it. The obvious top 5 ranked players are either wings or a LHS D. The top RHS D are either Jake Bean or Dante Fabbro but both of them are a bit undersized.

        • Oil City Roller

          Scrivens with a shutout! Every player that leaves this hell hole must thank the sweet hockey gods for the good fortune. Here’s to 0-28 for the rest of the season. Down with Lowe and MacT!

        • cityofchampions

          You can’t trade the pick until the lottery. If you win it, you’re brain-dead if you don’t take Matthews. You take him and you grudgingly accept the start of rebuild #6 (I’ve lost count, that’s just a random number). The new core would be McDavid, Matthews and Drai down the middle, Klefbom and Nurse on D, T-bot/Broissoit in goal, and then you trade the “old” core of Hall, Nuge and Eberle to surround the new core with veteran leadership (especially on defence) who know how to win and can teach the “new” core what it takes to win the NHL.

          If you don’t win the lottery, then you package the pick off, possibly with Egs or Nuge, for a #1 dman and character veterans and hope that this is enough to spark the current rebuild

        • DiscoBiscuits

          So number 1 picks come here and kind of suck….or play below their expected potential, the defense is in shambles and goalies have their confidence shattered and run out of town. On top of this they overpay underperforming and unproven players…………..How the F^&%k can you call this a rebuild? It’s a steaming pile.

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          SHUT EM DOWN
          AND OPEN UP SHOP.

          Let the Oilers draft party roll.”

          Hello everyone. Today on Oilers, Spoilers and Steaming Coilers we discuss this weekends two matinee games. I would class the Oilers performance on Hockey day in Canada as a Steaming Coiler.

          The Oilers left Coilers in their beds. What do we really expect from back to back noon games.The poor hotel staff in those cities.

          Good too see Nuge is as expendable as some Oilers believe. We have hardly missed him. Getting blown out for two on the road. Likely doesn’t happen if we gave a skilled center who can play without the puck.Thars my spoiler.

          I could have picked somemone else as the spoiler.But I refuse to utter the name. It sounds like Rustic Floats.

          I’d like to thank my sponsors here at Oilers, Spoilers and Steaming Coilers. We are brought to you by Crazy Chia Petes deadline deals. Just about everything is marked down to league clearance prices.

          Special shout out to the Oilers six ring circus show. It’s the funniest show on ice. 10 years and counting.*

          *Only tier 1 fans may attend The “Kevin Lowe will survive anything show.” 10 horrible seasons 2 sets of owners 4 GMS. 6 coaches. 4 1st over all picks. top 10 picks in 7 consecutive years.,, Yes it’s amazing, but this man will survive.

          Oilers, Spoilers and Steaming Coilers.

        • Lyxdeslic

          Just a suggestion for Lowetide, maybe it would be a good idea to put the Condors overall and weekly record after the goaltending stats. Every time I read the Weekly Update I always end up heading to the AHL website to see how the team is doing in the standings. Not to add more work onto your plate, but its just a suggestion. Keep up the good work!