Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Senor Catface, Sep 21, 2019.
Especially since Marody has been injured and a shadow of himself when he has played.
Condors best Stockton 4-3 in a shootout.
Starrett with the W.
Maksimov lone shootout goal.
Bouchard continues to rack up the points, and is having himself a very good offensive season (2nd in rookie Dman scoring, and the leader is 24 years old). His -10 seems to have been mostly from the first half of the season. I don't watch the games, so can anybody tell me whether he has been passing the eye test for defensive gaffes? Is he making smart decisions with the puck in the defensive zone? Things like that which you can't see from the stat sheet.
Now they need an upgrade at the veteran tutor defenceman role!
Looks like Malone has played his last nHL game. Went from NHL contract to AHL one. Nice to have him in Bakersfield.
Bako also signed James Hamblin to an AHL deal.
Edmonton kid. Was the captain for Medicine Hat the past three seasons. Scored 92 points in 63 games as a WHL overager.
I think part of it is the OIlers management have realized that they signed too many AHLERS to NHL contracts, and they want to have wiggle room, My guess is that Oilers upped his AHL salary to off set it and said that if there is room during next season he would be signed to an NHL contract if need calls for it
Am I the only one who thinks, with Berglund staying in Sweden one more year, Bouchard will be kept in Bakersfield unless injury occurs. If Bouchard moved up Berglund would easily be 1RD there.
Berglund staying in Sweden has absolutely nothing to do with bouchard playing for the oilers or the condors.
two completely independent decisions.
Is Lavoie going pro next year?
He and Rodrigue are likely the only two graduating from the CHL/NCAA next year.
Do The Oilers resign Starrett. He will be a group 6 UFA so he could go anywhere. Staying with the Oilers is likely smart for him but who knows.
The goaltending situation on the farm is going to be interesting. Do they re-sign Starrett to split time with Skinner and then have Rodrigue and Wells in the ECHL?
My gut feeling is Starrett signs somewhere else and they focus on Skinner and Rodrigue getting as many starts as possible in the AHL/ECHL.
I don’t think they’ll re-sign Starett. With how they handled the goalies this year it’s apparent that they want to give Skinner the bulk of the work to give him the best opportunity to develop, and they’ve got Rodrigue turning pro as well.
IMO you don't pencil Rodrigue into an AHL role. If we are going with Skinner we need a veteran to be there in case he hits the skids.
Wells is still under contract next season. He wasn't great last year, but none of the goalies really were behind that team. I'd guess he'd be backing up Skinner and they hope both guys improve with a hopefully improved team in front of them.
That leaves the bulk of the load in Wichita(ECHL) for Rodrigue.
Wells was bad enough that I wouldn't trust him to be our 1B in Bako.
I would either resign Starrett or another veteran goalie to be a 1B to skinner in bakersfield.
And run with Rodrigue/Wells in ECHL.
Agreed, if Wells wants another contract he'll have to earn it by outlaying Skinner or whoever the other AHL goalie is.
Statistically Wells was roughly the same as Starett last year. It’s possible that Starett’s injury played into that, but he definitely wasn’t the same guy last year that he was two years ago. With the way they handled the goaltending last year I think there’s a fair chance that Starett decides to move on himself, the org rode Skinner so Starett might not see the opportunity here anymore.
Starrett's injuries definitely set him back. Unless his confidence is shot or his injuries will continue to hamper him, I don't see how he's not better than Wells next season.
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