Category: Oklahoma City Barons

Monday Morning Standings – Round 1 Edition

By , April 10, 2012 8:27 am

Game of Thrones! Best show on TV!


Who?! What?! What is going on here?

Yeah yeah, it’s been a while but I’ve been super busy at work the past few weeks and the Oilers have really sucked.

So here we go. MMS on the last few weeks + playoff predictions.

Oilers News

Racki covered most of it in the past few posts regarding draft rankings, the Oilers year end press conference and the final depressing season rundown.

League News

Screw league news…it’s the playoffs!
Here are the first round match-ups with my predictions.
West
Los Angeles Kings(8) at Vancouver Canucks(1)
I want the Kings to win, however I think the Canucks won’t choke until the 2nd round. Canucks in 5.
San Jose Sharks(7) at St. Louis Blues(2)
Blues take this in 6.
Chicago Blackhawks(6) at Phoenix Coyotes(3)
I’ve grown to like the Coyotes. I’ll be cheering for them this playoff run, however I don’t think they will beat the Hawks. Hawks in 7.
Detroit Red Wings(5) at Nashville Predators(4)
Predators are another team I think will make some noise this post-season. Predators in 7.
East
Ottawa Senators(8) at New York Rangers(1)
I think this might be the Rangers year…my choice out of the East. Rangers in 6.
Washington Captials(7) at Boston Bruins(2)
Bruins in 5.
New Jersey Devils(6) at Florida Panthers(3)
Devils in 5.
Philadelphia Flyers(5) at Pittsburgh Penguins(4)
The first round series I think everyone is looking forward to. Will be the best series as well. Both top-notch teams. Flyers in 7. Edit (2012-04-10 12:03pm): Nevermind, I guess Bryzgalov and Briere are hurt…I’ll go with the Pens in 7.
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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.

Petry sent down, Chorney recalled

By , February 14, 2011 1:50 pm

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Taylor Chorney and assigned defenceman Jeff Petry to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League.

I really like Petry. He showed good poise most nights, but there some plays where he had problems with the puck. So, I can why he was sent back down.. but I’m not worried. It’ll be good to give Chorney another opportunity too, and maybe he might be better for the powerplay.

Oilers assign Taylor Chorney to OKC

By , January 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Taylor Chorney returns to OKC. Take that, you show-boating, fastest skater…

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenceman Taylor Chorney to Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League.

Chorney, 23, was recalled to the Oilers on December 10 and played in six games collecting two assists.

The 6’0”, 193-pound Thunder Bay, Ontario native has appeared in 40 games with Oklahoma City scoring three goals and adding 12 assists.

I would think that means Jim Vandermeer is back. Never thought I’d be saying this, but, thank god!

Oilers Recall Jeff Petry

By , December 27, 2010 3:15 pm
Jeff Petry Recalled

Jeff Petry Recalled - Photo from A New Ice Age Blog

This one comes as a surprise to me, as I thought with Vandermeer skating he’d be back soon. But maybe because of the holiday roster freeze (and just general niceness of not wanting to pull Petry away during Christmas) they waited. I am excited about this call up, as I have a lot of expectations for Jeff Petry to be a good defenseman one day. It’ll take some time though.

Photo comes from A New Ice Age. Check the blog out if you haven’t already and like to follow the OKC Barons.

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