FAMOUS ROOKIES OF BAKERSFIELD

Ideally, the rookie crop of prospects who are sent to the AHL each fall will produce actual NHL players every year. Does Edmonton have that kind of system? Yes and no. Here is a quick look at the Oilers AHL-to-NHL conversion of OKC/Bakersfield rookies.

BARONS 10-11 ROOKIES

  1. C Teemu Hartikainen 66GP, 17-25-42
  2. F Milan Kytnar 78GP, 13-16-29
  3. D Jeff Petry 41GP, 7-17-24
  4. L Phil Cornet 60GP, 7-16-23
  5. C Mark Arcobello 26GP, 11-11-22
  6. C Chris VandeVelde 67GP, 12-4-16
  7. D Colten Teubert 20GP, 2-5-7

Todd Nelson’s first rookie crew did pretty damn well if you ask me—all of them played in the NHL. Jeff Petry (365 NHL games) is a bona fide NHL defenseman, Chris VandeVelde (197), Mark Arcobello (139), Teemu Hartikainen (52) Colten Teubert (24), Phil Cornet (2) and Milan Kytnar (1) all saw playing time in the world’s best league. Petry and VandeVelde appear to be locks for 2016-17 employment.

BARONS 11-12 ROOKIES

  • L Hunter Tremblay 68GP, 16-15-31
  • R Tyler Pitlick 62GP, 7-16-23
  • C Tanner House 68GP, 8-12-20
  • R Antti Tyrvainen 55GP, 6-13-19
  • L Curtis Hamilton 41GP, 5-6-11
  • D Kirill Tulupov 33GP, 1-7-8
  • R Cameron Abney 14GP, 0-0-0

This group wasn’t as strong as year one, but Tyler Pitlick (27 NHL games) and Curtis Hamilton (1) did see some time. It’s also interesting to see that the group is (for the most part) outside the control of NHL clubs at this time—not a lot of sustain from these men.

BARONS 12-13 ROOKIES

  1. D Justin Schultz 34GP, 18-30-48
  2. L Toni Rajala 46GP, 17-28-45
  3. D Martin Marincin 69GP, 7-23-30
  4. D Taylor Fedun 70GP, 8-19-27
  5. C Anton Lander 47GP, 9-11-20
  6. C Ryan Martindale 41GP, 6-8-14
  7. C CJ Stretch 17GP, 5-3-8
  8. L Kristians Pelss 20GP, 1-7-8
  9. D Brandon Davidson 26GP, 2-3-5

Nelson is back to delivering considerable talent to the Oilers. Justin Schultz (266 NHL games) may never have been the AHL without the lockout but he started out in OKC and should have a long pro career. Anton Lander (193), Martin Marincin (150), Brandon Davidson (63) and Taylor Fedun (12) have NHL time and we may see three or four emerge with NHL careers.

BARONS 13-14 ROOKIES

  1. R Andrew Miller 52GP, 8-26-34
  2. D Martin Gernat 57GP, 4-17-21
  3. C Austin Fyten 47GP, 7-13-20
  4. D David Musil 61GP, 2-10-12
  5. C Travis Ewanyk 68GP, 7-5-12
  6. D Oscar Klefbom 48GP, 1-9-10
  7. L Kale Kessy 54GP, 2-4-6
  8. G Tyler Bunz 5, 3.63 .901

There’s still some time for several of the men who haven’t made the grade but early results are good. Oscar Klefbom (107 NHL games) looks like a decade plus defensive option, plus Andrew Miller (15) are David Musil (4) working on establishing themselves. Tyler Bunz (1) also appeared in the NHL.

BARONS 14-15 ROOKIES

  1. C Bogdan Yakimov 57GP, 12-16-28
  2. D Jordan Oesterle 65GP, 8-17-25
  3. L Josh Winquist 46GP, 8-11-19
  4. D Dillon Simpson 71GP, 3-14-17
  5. F Kellen Jones 49GP, 5-10-15
  6. C Connor Jones 41GP, 4-6-10
  7. C Jujhar Khaira 51GP, 4-6-10
  8. L Mitchell Moroz 66GP, 5-4-9
  9. D CJ Ludwig 28GP, 1-4-5
  10. G Laurent Brossoit 53GP, 2.56 .918

The final Barons season saw a few terrific young prospects make their debut. Among the group who also played in the NHL: Jordan Oesterle (23 NHL games), Jujhar Khaira (15), Laurent Brossoit (6) and Bogdan Yakimov (1) have at least played in the NHL.

CONDORS 15-16 ROOKIES

  1. LD Joey Laleggia 63, 8-19-27
  2. R Anton Slepyshev 49, 13-8-21
  3. C Marco Roy 42, 8-12-20
  4. C Kyle Platzer 48, 6-11-17
  5. R Greg Chase 19, 1-6-7
  6. L Braden Christoffer 33, 1-4-5
  7. G Eetu Laurikainen 18, 3.42 .907

Anton Slepyshev (11 NHL games) played in the big leagues before the AHL, and Laleggia did receive a paper recall to the show. This is a strange group of prospects, their pro debuts seem half baked—that may indicate this group will not produce an NHL player. However, I would like to see Laleggia, Slepsyshev, Roy, Platzer and Chase in a more prominent role in year two—let them get their at-bats.

BAKERSFIELD AHL ROOKIES 2016-17

  1. R Jesse Puljujarvi—My RE projects him to play fewer than 20 games in the AHL this coming season. He would be the most talented Oilers prospect to play in the minors since all the kids hit OKC during the lockout.
  2. F Drake Caggiula—I think there is a good chance he spends some time in the NHL this season, but betting on 40 or more AHL games seems reasonable. He is a very interesting prospect, I am looking forward to seeing what kind of boxcars he will post—and if he can break through Edmonton’s established habit of not featuring new pro players.
  3. G Nick Ellis—Intriguing signing, he was .936 in college (.936 in your basement is great) and it will be fun to see where he starts, and if he can push up from that point in-season. Among the additions this spring and summer, he is one of my favorite under the radar signing.
  4. F Jere Sallinen—He will be 26 on opening night, not certain if we can call him a rookie. He is a bit of a wild card in Edmonton and Bakersfield, we will know more after training camp.
  5. R Patrick Russell—Under the radar because Caggiula was the big prize, he scored 20 goals at St. Cloud State last year and should be able to help out in that area in Bakersfield. Appears to bring some physical elements, someone to watch for in training camp.
  6. LD Ben Betker—Last season saw him play most of the time in Norfolk, but Betker the giant (6.06, 223) should see plenty of AHL time this coming season. His wheels aren’t bad, but mobility will be the issue for him—turning big rigs in a hurry can be troublesome.
  7. L Scott Allen—A giant (6.03, 198) who came out of college (Alaska-Anchorage) and scored some with two ECHL teams last season. A former Spruce Grove Saints forward, he is on an AHL deal.
  8. C-L Joey Benik—Another AHL contract, Benik is a small (5.10, 174) and quite skilled—his St. Cloud State career totals (126 points in 137 games) are impressive. Interesting addition to the team, suspect ECHL time is likely.

Slight chance of a 10am post, otherwise there will be something at 5pm.

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57 Responses to "FAMOUS ROOKIES OF BAKERSFIELD"

  1. deankb says:

    Slight chance at a 10.00 am post? What a tease! You’re ready to break that Musil signing hey LT?

  2. Surly says:

    Noooooooo!!!! Get busy living, or get busy dying…

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/entertainment/oak-tree-from-shawshank-redemption-falls/index.html

    *apologies if this was already put in a previous blog post and I missed*

  3. hunter1909 says:

    HUNTER1909’s 2016-17 Oiler’s Death March returns in 83 days.

    New tie breaker: Predict the number of Yakupov goals as an Oiler in 2016-17.

    Returning and new contestants can start registering tba (early September probably)

  4. TheOtherJohn says:

    Yak with 16

    Ever the optimist

  5. Jethro Tull says:

    “F Jere Sallinen—He will be 26 on opening night, not certain if we can call him a rookie.”

    Artemi Panarin says he’ll be fine.

  6. flyfish1168 says:

    “Slight chance of a 10am post”

    LT now I would be disappointed if there isn’t one.

  7. PerryK says:

    TheOtherJohn:
    Yakwith 16

    Ever the optimist

    In the first 28 games, then traded!

  8. Jethro Tull says:

    The ‘core’ never really accepted Yak.

    They wouldn’t even let him get season ending shoulder surgery.

  9. Woogie63 says:

    Puljajarvi in the AHL until least Christmas is better for his development.

    Cali division travel will be a nice transition from Europe.
    1RW with 18 minutes a game vs. 3RW with 12 minutes a nice
    PP time vs. watching
    Allow him to get his English better
    Needs a tweener veteran as his center to help him grow in the AHL

  10. OilClog says:

    Woogie63:
    Puljajarvi in the AHL until least Christmas is better for his development.

    Cali division travel will be a nice transition from Europe.
    1RW with 18 minutes a game vs. 3RW with 12 minutes a nice
    PP time vs. watching
    Allow him to get his English better
    Needs a tweener veteran as his center to help him grow in the AHL

    Is it? Is it really?

    If Poolparty can play 12mins a night on the Oilers 3rd line, and handle such a assignment.

    Why is 18mins a night against inferior competition better for his development?

    The Finnish league is no screaming hell, yet he’s been going against men for years now..

    I’m also going to need to know the value of knowing the English language in order to put up points?

    English per 60 is?

  11. Jethro Tull says:

    OilClog,

    I don’t think we should let Poolparty speak English.

    As Yak’s English has improved, his numbers have dwindled. Fact.

  12. OilClog says:

    Jethro Tull:
    The ‘core’ never really accepted Yak.

    They wouldn’t even let him get season ending shoulder surgery.

    Shoulders you’re in, ankles you’re out!

  13. OilClog says:

    Jethro Tull:
    OilClog,

    I don’t think we should let Poolparty speak English.

    As Yak’s English has improved, his numbers have dwindled.Fact.

    Agreed, if this team has half a brain they’ll only converse in sign language going forward.

    Middle fingers, and greasy elbows.

  14. Lowetide says:

    Holland clears, no 10am post.

  15. Jethro Tull says:

    Lowetide:
    Holland clears, no 10am post.

    That’s it, then. We didn’t pick up a center off waivers, ergo, we aren’t trading a center for Barrie.

    I guess no Nuge is good Nuge.

  16. Eastern Oil says:

    OilClog,

    I certainly hear what you’re saying, JP’s different from most as he’s played against men.

    But I would suggest the AHL to start for three reasons:

    1. He’s coming back from injury (and this may be a moot point depending on recovery).

    2. I believe the Oilers now use the same systems, or close anyways, up and down the chain so it’s an opportunity to learn before the show.

    3. Bonus’. Not 100% valid in my opinion but it’s a real issue for the Oil.

  17. Lowetide says:

    Jethro Tull: That’s it, then.We didn’t pick up a center off waivers, ergo, we aren’t trading a center for Barrie.

    I guess no Nuge is good Nuge.

    Ha. I have spent the entire summer lighting candles, so far so good.

  18. Kiltymcbagpipes says:

    Lowetide: Ha. I have spent the entire summer lighting candles, so far so good.

    That’s cute 🙂

  19. Jethro Tull says:

    Lowetide: Ha. I have spent the entire summer lighting candles, so far so good.

    Must look like the set of a Meatloaf music video in your house.

  20. OilClog says:

    Eastern Oil,

    1. A very minor injury, that from every report he’ll be more then ready to go once camps rolls around.
    2. So we replace Poolparty with an inferior option, so he can learn the show, while the show sucks.
    3. Bonus smonus, if the kid reaches max bonus, he more then deserves it. Oilers probably have a better year, fans are happier, bonus smonus. Bigger things to worry about, like a few overpaid vets.

  21. Kiltymcbagpipes says:

    I’m on record already stating how much I am rooting for Platzer. Great kid, smallish but gritty good 2 way center that has great hands. Ideally, I would love to see him as the #1 center in Bakersfield by year end and challenge for Letestu’s spot next year.

  22. Bruce McCurdy says:

    OilClog:
    Eastern Oil,

    1. A very minor injury, that from every report he’ll be more then ready to go once camps rolls around.
    2. So we replace Poolparty with an inferior option, so he can learn the show, while the show sucks.
    3. Bonus smonus, if the kid reaches max bonus, he more then deserves it. Oilers probably have a better year, fans are happier, bonus smonus. Bigger things to worry about, like a few overpaid vets.

    The bonus issue is about more than possible payment of bonuses, it’s also about making allowances for them (the bonus cushion). There’s also the matter that bonuses paid that take Oilers over the cap will be deducted from the cap for 2017-18. It’s a slippery slope.

  23. Doug McLachlan says:

    So Elliott Friedman and Kipper are reporting that Arizona has signerd Luke Schenn for two years at $1.25M per.

    I thought the general consensus was that Schenn couldn’t play the modern d-game and was an advanced-stats anchor. Now fancy-stat darling Chyka goes and inks him in the desert.

    I am confused.

  24. Eastern Oil says:

    OilClog,

    1. Hence the part where I said it may be a moot point but it still exists.

    2. It’s not mutually exclusive that JP starts in the AHL and we have nobody to replace him. But, and I meant to add this last time, the longer it goes where no one is signed, the more it looks like your scenario.

    3. It’s not my money, I’d be happy to pay the guy if he earned. Helps the team I play for. But there is only so much available.

    Again, I could go either way but I wouldn’t mind a slow play. I definitely get where you’re coming from.

  25. Lowetide says:

    Doug McLachlan:
    So Elliott Friedman and Kipper are reporting that Arizona has signerd Luke Schenn for two years at $1.25M per.

    I thought the general consensus was that Schenn couldn’t play the modern d-game and was an advanced-stats anchor. Now fancy-stat darling Chyka goes and inks him in the desert.

    I am confused.

    Schenn signed to a low money contract with third pairing expectations is a good move imo. He can perform the role Edmonton may ask of Mark Fayne, for less dollars. Schenn is a disappointment based on where he was drafted, but he was over 50 percent in possession last year.

  26. Woogie63 says:

    OilClog: Is it? Is it really?

    If Poolparty can play 12mins a night on the Oilers 3rd line, and handle such a assignment.

    Why is 18mins a night against inferior competition better for his development?

    The Finnish league is no screaming hell, yet he’s been going against men for years now..

    I’m also going to need to know the value of knowing the English language in order to put up points?

    English per 60 is?

    This fall he is an 18 year old young man. Thrusting him into a hockey crazy market where the “fans care too much sometimes” is imo not needed.

  27. godot10 says:

    Doug McLachlan:
    So Elliott Friedman and Kipper are reporting that Arizona has signerd Luke Schenn for two years at $1.25M per.

    I thought the general consensus was that Schenn couldn’t play the modern d-game and was an advanced-stats anchor. Now fancy-stat darling Chyka goes and inks him in the desert.

    I am confused.

    They want one crease clearer. In Arizona, all Schenn has to do is give the puck to Goligoski or Ekman-Larsson.

    i.e. they have the possession D to play Schenn with for limited minutes. $1.25 million is a good price for a #6/#7

  28. Pouzar says:

    Schenn = 3rd pair pump and dump for draft picks.

  29. rickithebear says:

    I look forward to larsson passing the puck to

    Mcdavid; 3.36 GF/60
    Lucic 2.89
    Pouliot 2.69
    RNH 2.58
    Eberle 2.57
    Maroon 2.46
    Draisatl; 2.43
    Kassian 2.10
    Puljujarvi

    rather than

    Palmerri 1.80 GF/60
    Zajac 1.87
    Heinrigue 2.66
    Blandisi 1.80
    Gionta 1.08
    Tootoo 0.54

  30. LadiesloveSmid says:

    godot10: They want one crease clearer.In Arizona, all Schenn has to do is give the puck to Goligoski or Ekman-Larsson.

    i.e. they have the possession D to play Schenn with for limited minutes.$1.25 million is a good price for a #6/#7

    there was a blog on hockeybuzz the other day saying that he was effective when playing with a play driver, but pretty dismal when he was relied on to move the puck. ARI’s got those drivers on the left side for sure

  31. rickithebear says:

    Schenn:
    #155 comp
    #133 Teamate
    Top 80 HSCAD
    bottom SA/60
    Bottom GA/60
    Did not succeed in a HSCA D system!

    Not a D man you build with.

  32. LadiesloveSmid says:

    rickithebear,

    is this 2015/16 or over a stretch of years? I’d like to see how he fared in 2013 and 2015

  33. Klima's_Bucket says:

    LadiesloveSmid,

    Lucky for Arizona then that John Chayka is a huge fan of Eklund’s site!

  34. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Klima’s_Bucket,

    I meant more for Schenn’s sake not the signing’s sake!

    nothing money anyway, if EDM signed Gryba to that deal would anyone mind?

    also does our WoodMoney tell us that they might as well sign Gryba and trade Fayne? Nurse seemed to be better with EG but could be a QoC difference

  35. hunter1909 says:

    TheOtherJohn:
    Yakwith 16

    Ever the optimist

    Geez not yet I can’t be around this blog full time (lol) until September.

  36. hunter1909 says:

    PerryK: In the first 28 games, then traded!

    This will have zero bearing in the Tie Break(tm) procedure. The question is how many goals will Yak score as an Oiler. Unless I’m forgetting something.

    Geez you guys, running a Death March in July feels like trying to chat up 15 year old girls after a junior high afternoon spring dance.

    Late August – okay? Whenever the news starts to take shape – we all want a Death March to have the broadest appeal possible – and with over 200 entries last season alone we at the Death March expect to break the fabled 300 mark in 2016-17.

  37. LadiesloveSmid says:

    hunter1909,

    I’m going zero, prediciting he’s traded before the season starts

  38. Younger Oil says:

    I’m curious if by not claiming Holland they have shown faith in Lander to bounce back.

    If they claimed Holland, Lander would likely be exiled.

  39. Centre of attention says:

    Younger Oil:
    I’m curious if by not claiming Holland they have shown faith in Lander to bounce back.

    If they claimed Holland, Lander would likely be exiled.

    Lander may end up on waivers this fall regardless of Holland getting claimed. Sad days.

  40. fifthcartel says:

    Schenn’s fine as a third pairing guy. The problem was he was making 3.6m and had the expectations to be a much better player than he is.

    As for Gryba, I just don’t see a point. Klefbom, Larsson, Sekera, Davidson, Fayne, Nurse is 6 defensemen already. Then Reinhart, Oesterle are all close and Gryba doesn’t provide any distinguishable trait that separates him from the rest.

    If Gryba suddenly learned to skate, move the puck and play on the powerplay, then I’d be all for signing him.

  41. Centre of attention says:

    Craig Morgan
    ‏@craigsmorgan
    Coyotes GM John Chayka said with depth on D the Coyotes have options, including possibly trading one of current pieces.

    I would be calling them about Murphy and Stone for sure.

  42. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Centre of attention:
    Craig Morgan
    ‏@craigsmorgan
    Coyotes GM John Chayka said with depth on D the Coyotes have options, including possibly trading one of current pieces.

    I would be calling them about Murphy and Stone for sure.

    Rieder+Stone/Murphy? That would excite me more than I’d like to admit

    I can’t imagine what EDM could offer that ARI would want though, their LHD depth is pretty strong.

  43. Woogie63 says:

    fifthcartel:
    Schenn’s fine as a third pairing guy. The problem was he was making 3.6m and had the expectations to be a much better player than he is.

    As for Gryba, I just don’t see a point. Klefbom, Larsson, Sekera, Davidson, Fayne, Nurse is 6 defensemen already. Then Reinhart, Oesterle are all close and Gryba doesn’t provide any distinguishable trait that separates him from the rest.

    If Gryba suddenly learned to skate, move the puck and play on the powerplay, then I’d be all for signing him.

    I agree with your Gryba comment . Tough enough and Right Handed … The rest is meh

  44. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Think Ottawa will cheap out on Hoffman?

    Boucher coached Brassard in Drummondville, he was dealt for (saving some future cash). Boucher coached Pouliot in TB.

    Well, turns out he coached Hoffman in Drummondville too

  45. Centre of attention says:

    LadiesloveSmid: Rieder+Stone/Murphy? That would excite me more than I’d like to admit

    I can’t imagine what EDM could offer that ARI would want though, their LHD depth is pretty strong.

    Reider is having contract issues with Arizona. Considering his agents history with the Oilers (contract dispute) why would he even consider signing here? Just doesn’t make sense to me.

  46. Ca$h-McMoney! says:

    fifthcartel:

    If Gryba suddenly learned to skate, move the puck and play on the powerplay, then I’d be all for signing him.

    So you are saying if Gryba was Shea Weber in his late 20s you would sign him? Me too.

    We should be GMs.

  47. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Centre of attention: Reider is having contract issues with Arizona. Considering his agents history with the Oilers (contract dispute) why would he even consider signing here? Just doesn’t make sense to me.

    maybe sell him on a *new* management group? new guy at the helm at least, it was Tambo who traded him right? and I guess Lowe is supposedly off hockey ops

  48. Centre of attention says:

    LadiesloveSmid: maybe sell him on a *new* management group? new guy at the helm at least, it was Tambo who traded him right? and I guess Lowe is supposedly off hockey ops

    We can pray. He would be a solid middle-six option for sure. Reider and Draisaitl could be the Dangling Deutschland Duo haha.

  49. godot10 says:

    LadiesloveSmid: there was a blog on hockeybuzz the other day saying that he was effective when playing with a play driver, but pretty dismal when he was relied on to move the puck. ARI’s got those drivers on the left side for sure

    They also need a D to expose in the expansion draft in case they want to protect all of Goligoski, Ekman-Larsson, Murphy, and Stone.

  50. godot10 says:

    Younger Oil:
    I’m curious if by not claiming Holland they have shown faith in Lander to bounce back.

    If they claimed Holland, Lander would likely be exiled.

    It shows that Peter Chiarelli can count.

    1 McDavid
    2 Nugent-Hopkins
    3 Draisaitl
    4 Letestu
    5 Lander

    Plus, one doesn’t claim someone before they go to arbitration. One waits till they go on waivers after arbitration when you know exactly how much cap hit they come with, or better, till the team walks away from an arbitration result.

    Plus, the Oilers have to be patient with their cap space. They need it for Barrie or for another defensemen. Holland doesn’t matter. He doesn’t move the needle. Another defensemen would move the needle.

  51. rickithebear says:

    the fan 590 K. Lowe interview: says the whole philosophy of current mgmt.

    “But back to the question of the Taylor Hall trade.

    1.Yeah, when you got a top forward like Taylor Hall, I believe having the fourth overall pick this year that we think was the third pick in terms of the big right winger, I’m sure helped make the decision a little bit easier.

    2.But there’s been a real void on the back end for some time,and I don’t think you can win championships without a solid back-end and

    3.having a top-end goalie.

    “Ironically, when I was coaching and managing in the early 2000s,

    4.we had a blue-collar team and we’d make the playoffs every year or every other year and play the Dallas Stars and get knocked off.

    5. And the difference was the Dallas Stars had a Mike Modano, or had a Brett Hull, and had those high-income earners that the Oilers couldn’t afford.

    6. So for over a decade, we worked at acquiring those top-end forwards thinking that that would be the difference.

    7.But I think witnessing it long enough, realized that you need to build from
    the back end out,
    you need to be strong down the middle.
    8. And we certainly are that way with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl, and now Connor McDavid. So the foundation is there.

    Peter Chiarelli has had big success wherever he’s been. We believe that he’s going to help lead that going into the new building this year.”

    We know for expansion:
    Hall 4yr @ 6M
    RNH 5yr @ 6M
    Draisatl 1yr @ 3.4M
    Eberle 3yr @ 6M

    Sekera NMC 5yr @ 5M
    Klefbom 7yr @ 4.67M
    Davidson 2yr @ 1.425M

    Talbot NMC 3yr @ 4.167M

    then do we protect

    Pouliot
    Yak
    +
    or another D.

    we got the goalie
    they say there is defensive void
    We have the core up the middle.

    We have Mcdavid; Nurse exempt.
    JP comes in the draft.

    Hall 4yr @ 6m for Larsson 5yr @ 4.167M

    We sign Lucic 7yr @ 6M
    same production season to season but lucic plays 11-12 more games.
    were are not playing # 13-14 forward.

    Lucic – Mcdavid – XXX
    XXX – Draisatl – JP
    XXX- RNH- Eberle

    Davidson – Larsson
    Klefbom- XXX
    Sekera – Nurse

    Talbot

    this core is covered beyond the expansion draft

    when you look at cup contenders:
    1. Forward scoring depth thru three lines.
    Scotty bowman always liked them in pairs.
    slotting a physical strain pocession forwards with the pairs.

    2. the best HSCA D in your top 4;but the mmore HSC AD the better.

    3. one of the best HSC A goalies

  52. Klima's_Bucket says:

    godot10: One waits till they go on waivers after arbitration when you know exactly how much cap hit they come with, or better, till the team walks away from an arbitration result.

    With the new arbitration rules, I believe you are no longer able to simply walk away from an arbitration result.

  53. Ryan says:

    rickithebear,

    I don’t think that “pocession” means what you think it means.

    #possession

  54. Woodguy says:

    Klima’s_Bucket: With the new arbitration rules, I believe you are no longer able to simply walk away from an arbitration result.

    You can walk away if the award is over 3.9MM

    I think Elliott tweeted that out

  55. Klima's_Bucket says:

    Woodguy,

    That is true.
    But in the context of Holland, if the team and player is asking for less than 3.9MM, I doubt an arbitrator would award more.
    Then again, this is the league that is known to run things out of a garage.
    Maybe even a carport.

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