Oklahoma City Barons secure playoff spot

By , April 9, 2011 8:37 pm

Exciting news today. First year AHL team, and Edmonton Oilers AHL Affiliate Oklahoma City Barons have secured a playoff spot in the 2011 AHL Playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the Texas Stars! Jeff Deslauriers earned the shutout, while Colin McDonald and Mylan Kytnar had the goals. McDonald is now tied with Nigel Dawes for the league lead in goals.

While the season for the Edmonton Oilers was not a pretty one, it is great to see the farm team manage to slip into the playoffs despite the vast number of big call ups the Oilers had to make this year. What a great way to kick off a franchise. These guys really should be proud, and it’s a good sign for the future of the big club.

The Barons should get some reinforcements by the time the playoffs start. They get a few players back who are currently with the Oilers. I think they should be able to make a good run in the playoffs.

The only thing left to be seen now is where they finish in the season. At worst, they will cross over into the North Division. At best, they could finish 3rd in the West division.

A Quick Salute to PJ Stock

By , April 9, 2011 12:22 am
PJ, starting the chainsaw on Henry

PJ, starting the chainsaw on Henry

PJ Stock is one of my favorite fighters of all time. The thing I liked most about him is he was all offense, fought guys who are much much bigger than him, and generally did really well. He’s definitely one of those “best pound for pound” guys, and a real treat to watch. His fighting style was all out. He forced guys to throw away any notions of defense and just start chucking as fast as they can, or they’d eat several shots before even getting a block in. I think he also adds a hell of a lot of personality to CBC’s intermission broadcasts too, for a guy who just relays game highlights.

I stumbled on some good footage of him from a while back where he was interviewed in length and talked about his fighting. It also has a tribute video to him afterwards (complete with awful music choice) so you can catch more of his fights. Pretty cool.

Anyways, here is the video of the rabid pitbull: Continue reading 'A Quick Salute to PJ Stock'»

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