Roy Gets the Call, Pouliot Next?

The Oilers recalled Mathieu Roy today, perhaps indicating another blueliner is headed out at the deadline (or maybe they just wanted 7 of them in case of injury).

The other player who may get recalled (based on reports) is Marc Pouliot. He has (according to published reports by various management types) played well and against tough opposition of late and had a nice game tonight in a 4-3 loss.

Pouliot popped 2 goals tonight which puts him among the top Springfield scorers for the season. With the organization needing to make decisions on their various rfa’s this summer it would be nice if a few of these guys stepped up and it looks like Pouliot is showing some signs.

I thought it might be interesting to post their stats in 2008 (AHL players) to see if we can see any new trends in this New Year:

  1. Marc Pouliot 15gp, 9-5-14 (-1)
  2. Rob Schremp 16gp, 3-7-10 (-2)
  3. JF Jacques 9gp, 3-5-8 (E)
  4. Ryan O’Marra 15gp, 2-5-7 (+3)
  5. Patrick Thoresen 3gp, 1-4-5 (+3)
  6. Colin McDonald 16gp, 4-0-4 (-8)
  7. Stephane Goulet 1-3-4, (E)
  8. Slava Trukhno 11gp, 1-2-3 (-6)
  9. Tim Sestito 15gp, 3-0-3 (-6)
  10. Troy Bodie 14gp, 2-1-3 (+3)
  11. Liam Reddox 9gp, 2-0-2 (-2)
  12. Jonas Almtorp 13gp, 1-1-2 (-1)


  1. Mathieu Roy 8gp, 0-4-4 (E)
  2. Danny Syvret 7gp, 0-4-4 (-3)
  3. Bryan Young 15gp, 0-1-1 (+4)
  4. Theo Peckham 16gp, 1-0-1 (-5)
  5. Sebastien Bisaillon 2gp, 0-0-0 (-1)

Among forwards, Pouliot seems to have an edge although Jacques had a nice January run before the injury (you get the feeling Jacques could be playing in Yemen and some of us would still believe in him), and O’Marra is showing signs. Thoresen’s a killer but Reddox hit a wall in the new year. Trukhno is really struggling now and if Colin McDonald is the next Fernando Pisani he’s decided to go deep, deep undercover.

Among defenders Roy looked like the most qualified and Bryan Young has had a nice little recovery since January 1.

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8 Responses to "Roy Gets the Call, Pouliot Next?"

  1. Dennis says:

    They’re out on the road so while Edm isn’t that close to SF, I guess it just made sense to have Roy with them on their trip just in case.

    I don’t really read this as one of our D,ie 24 or 25, on the way out though if Staios is gonna be dealt you feel like it will be on deadline day.

    You could deal Sanderson off right now for depth and no one would give a fuck but in looking at last night’s 12 forwards, who does Pouliot play instead of?

    – Do they bring him in and slot him in for 46 when we’re not playing a tough team?

    – Do they use him as more motivation for and/or 12’s replacement?

  2. Oilman says:

    Is Rourke hurt?

  3. rickibear says:

    Next year Roy is a one way and Rourke is a UFA. Perhaps?

  4. HB says:

    Apparently Pitkanen has a hip flexor injury that’s bothering him and may not play. They were going to re-call another defenseman for the trip anyways but this spurred them on.

  5. vb says:

    The natural move after Roy is to recall Thoreson when his conditioning assignment is up.

    Because of that I’m not sure we’ll see Pouliot before a deal is made unless we have another injury.

  6. Jamie says:

    Jonas Almtorp’s first AHL goal actually got some ink here in his hometown newspaper (Uppsala, Sweden).
    It took only a mere 19 AHL games… not to mention the stint in Stockton.
    Getting mentioned among January’s top12 forwards was generous, though perhaps undeserved.
    Honestly, what is his role in this organisation? Mr. Invisible?
    What’s your take Lowetide?

  7. Lowetide says:

    I think Almtorp showed more in fall 2006 at camp than he has at any time this season. It would appear to me as though he has moved down the depth chart to the point where signing him for another season is a distant bell.

    ALL of these young men (Pouliot, Schremp, Spurgeon, Thoresen, Johansson) got passed by two quality prospects in the same camp (Cogliano and Gagner). It doesn’t really happen that often (last time for the Oilers iirc at C would have been Comrie and Horcoff fall 2000) but when two players arrive in pro hockey at the same time and are chosen ahead of everyone else in the system it creates what we have now: players running in place or going backwards.

    And unfortuantely, none of these men have pulled a Pierre Mondou.

  8. Jonathan says:

    Right now I find the NCAA crop of Oilers picks more interesting than the AHL guys, probably because I’ve been wildly disappointed in most of them. There’s a new article at Hockey’s Future on them at this link:

    Nash, Chorney, Wild and Vande Velde all sound like keepers thus far. Mancini’s really high on Nash.

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