IN EVERY HOME A HEARTACHE

In the first two games of the season, Jujhar Khaira scored three times and assisted on another. He missed the next two games—but remained the top scorer on the team entering this afternoon’s action.

  1. Jujhar Khaira 2gp, 3-1-4
  2. Scott Allen 4gp, 2-1-3
  3. Taylor Beck 4gp, 0-3-3
  4. Joey Benik 4gp, 2-0-2
  5. Matt Benning 2gp, 1-1-2
  6. Patrick Russell 4gp, 0-2-2
  7. Ryan Hamilton 4gp, 0-2-2
  8. Jere Sallinen 4gp, 1-0-1
  9. David Musil 2gp, 0-1-1
  10. Jaedon Descheneau 4gp, 0-1-1
  11. Kyle Platzer 4gp, 0-1-1
  12. Joey Laleggia 4gp, 0-1-1

Four games, nine goals for and 12 against. Last in the Pacific and a long row to hoe—with little help on the way, seemingly. The penalty kill 73 percent, the power play 11 percent. The club had 129 shots for and had allowed 126, but it is difficult to find another positive offensively.

The Condors played the Barracuda this afternoon and shook things up, resting smaller players and bringing in Jujhar Kharia (who had been injured), Greg Chase and Joel Rechlicz.

  • Ryan Hamilton—Khaira—Beck
  • Allen—Sallinen—Russell
  • Christoffer—Newbury—Chase
  • Rechlicz—Currie—Moroz
  • Fraser—Simpson
  • Oesterle—Betker
  • Laleggia—Musil
  • Ellis (Brossoit)

It was a helluva game, featuring 10 shots from Taylor Beck—who picked up an assist on a goal by Jujhar Khaira. The Condors got off to a strong start, leading 3-1 after one, but San Jose scored a goal in the second and added a third-period marker to send things to overtime, and then a shootout.

  • Goal: Dillon Simpson (1) Asst: Patrick Russell (3), Jere Sallinen (1)
  • Goal: Jujhar Khaira (4) Asst: Ryan Hamilton (3), Taylor Beck (4)
  • Goal: Jordan Oesterle (1) Asst: Josh Currie (1), Ryan Hamilton (4)

My star of the game (based on numbers, I didn’t see it) would be Nick Ellis, who stopped 41 of 44 shots (.932). As we have discussed at length, the best prospects in the minors are Jujhar Khaira and college men. The draft picks from the CHL are becoming a distant bell. Scott Allen won it in the shootout for the Condors, a badly needed win for a struggling minor league team.

At some point, this club may see Drake Caggiula, Anton Slepyshev, Tyler Pitlick and others return from the NHL when everyone gets healthy. For now, the goalies are going to be busy and the Condors are going to need to play their older players in feature roles if they expect to get wins.

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32 Responses to "IN EVERY HOME A HEARTACHE"

  1. innercitysmytty says:

    LT or others, do empty net goals count when calculating 5×5 shooting percentage? Thanks.

  2. Lowetide says:

    innercitysmytty:
    LT or others, do empty net goals count when calculating 5×5 shooting percentage? Thanks.

    They shouldn’t, as a goal scored into an empty net is not a 5×5 situation.

  3. innercitysmytty says:

    LT, thanks. Should be 5×6 but sometimes the NHL has some interesting interpretation of things😦

  4. OilClog says:

    Lowetide: They shouldn’t, as a goal scored into an empty net is not a 5×5 situation.

    what if the team down a goal is on the penalty kill?

    with a pulled goaler that would be 5×5.

  5. stush18 says:

    Lowetide: They shouldn’t, as a goal scored into an empty net is not a 5×5 situation.

    I think it should, but teams that iced the puck should not be able to put there goalie back in net.

    Seen that the other night. Team ices the puck with their goalie pulled, and then puts him back in net. Shouldn’t be allowed, you’re removing a player from the ice and preventing a 6×6 goal.

  6. OF17 says:

    The more I think about this Condors team the less it makes sense. Does the team really need to dress Hamilton, Beck, Allen, Newbury, Rechlicz, and Currie at the same time? Do we need Descheneau and Benik on the team on top of that? Seems like an awful lot of space spent on AHL vets and AHL contract prospects.

    Add Pakarinen and one of Lander/Pitlick/Slepyshev/Puljujarvi to those forwards once injuries are over, and the problem gets worse. Where is the space for guys like Platzer and Chase? What benefit do we get from bringing Descheneau in to take some of their ice time?

    I know we’ve talked about these curios a lot, but it doesn’t seem to me that Chiarelli thought through the minor league lineup as well as he could have. Hopefully Gretzky has an impact there.

  7. innercitysmytty says:

    stush18,

    Bang on!

  8. Lowetide says:

    OF17:
    The more I think about this Condors team the less it makes sense. Does the team really need to dress Hamilton, Beck, Allen, Newbury, Rechlicz, and Currie at the same time? Do we need Descheneau and Benik on the team on top of that? Seems like an awful lot of space spent on AHL vets and AHL contract prospects.

    Add Pakarinen and one of Lander/Pitlick/Slepyshev/Puljujarvi to those forwards once injuries are over, and the problem gets worse. Where is the space for guys like Platzer and Chase? What benefit do we get from bringing Descheneau in to take some of their ice time?

    I know we’ve talked about these curios a lot, but it doesn’t seem to me that Chiarelli thought through the minor league lineup as well as he could have. Hopefully Gretzky has an impact there.

    I think it tells us the Oilers don’t have enormous hope for most of the CHL kids. Allen has taken over a skill spot, and we knew Hamilton and Beck would be playing feature roles. Russell is edging toward a prominent role and the rest of these guys are getting about as much play as the CHL kids. The next CHL forward (after Khaira) to get a prominent AHL role might be Benson. Seriously.

  9. stush18 says:

    innercitysmytty:
    stush18,

    Bang on!

    Also I count 6×5 as 6×6 because goaltenders contribute to the play and rewarded goals and assists as well as any other player.

    You’re just taking out an offensively limited player for a more offensively gifted player.

  10. Lowetide says:

    Both Graham McPhee and William Lagesson have an assist in the same game tonight.

  11. Ryan says:

    Late to the party.

    I missed this gem.

    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/canadiens-fan-buys-full-page-ad-to-protest-p-k-subban-trade-150607308.html

    Surprised no one here did the same for the Hall trade. :).

    We could really use those Reinhart picks looking at our AHL depth chart.

  12. MrEd says:

    Radulov is awesome.

  13. MrEd says:

    Bold moves for both Edm and Mtl. So far so good.

  14. jonrmcleod says:

    So far Philip Larsen is who we thought he was.

  15. Johnny Larue says:

    jonrmcleod:
    So far Philip Larsen is who we thought he was.

    Yup

  16. Rondo says:

    Ryan,

    My best guess would have been #16 – Joel Ek-Eriksson and #33 Brandon Carlo they definitely would have given the AHL team depth.

  17. lynn says:

    I like Jujhar Khaira; he is developing nicely in the last year of his ELC.

    I think he will make the Oilers, or another NHL team, happy in the next year.

  18. Oil2Oilers says:

    Any word on how Benning has played in the AHL?

    Has the dream of him being an almost ready RHD faded?

  19. Ryan says:

    Berkshire extols the virtues of the Oilers’ ability to protect the Rickibox.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/driving-oilers-hot-start-sustainable/

  20. Lowetide says:

    Tyler Benson scores tonight for Vancouver, Caleb Jones with an assist for Portland.

  21. Gret99zky says:

    innercitysmytty:
    LT, thanks. Should be 5×6 but sometimes the NHL has some interesting interpretation of things

    Totally.

    Can you believe JP’s open net shot off the crossbar (last night) doesn’t count as a shot on goal?

    Bizarre.

  22. Lloyd B. says:

    Gret99zky: Totally.

    Can you believe JP’s open net shot off the crossbar (last night) doesn’t count as a shot on goal?

    Bizarre.

    The puck did not hit the net. Nothing stopped the puck from hitting the net. It’s not a shot on the net. Never has been. Shot on the crossbar for sure. They don’t count shots that hit the post/crossbar because steel is not net, Only shots that would hit the netting of the goal count.

  23. Frank the dog says:

    Gret99zky: Totally.

    Can you believe JP’s open net shot off the crossbar (last night) doesn’t count as a shot on goal?

    Bizarre.

    That sounds like a bizarre ruling nonetheless. Defies common sense.

  24. Washingtron says:

    LT,

    Your selection of Ellis as the first star without having seen the game inspired a thought. Given the constant debate between seen him good and spreadsheets, we should have someone not watch the game, look solely at the numbers and pick their three. Compare it to some seen him good three stars. I’d just be curious how disparate the two would be and how often.

  25. Dominoiler says:

    Ryan:
    Berkshire extols the virtues of the Oilers’ ability to protect the Rickibox.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/driving-oilers-hot-start-sustainable/

    I said this a couple days ago, after the Washington game, but it holds up wrt the van game, that the shot counts below and between the hash marks have been significantly in favour of the oil.. those games and the first few too (didn’t look at them all, tho).. it’s still early, but i think it’s worth keeping an eye on, this teams ability to keep more shots coming from the outside..

    Maybe Russell’s high shot block count comes with a knack of keeping inside position, and of course fearless determination?.. anyways.. just asspulling..

  26. Gret99zky says:

    Lloyd B.: The puck did not hit the net.Nothing stopped the puck from hitting the net.It’s not a shot on the net.Never has been.Shot on the crossbar for sure. They don’t count shots that hit the post/crossbar because steel is not net,Only shots that would hit the netting of the goal count.

    True.

    But it sure looks like a shot on net.

    Math vs. Eye

  27. frjohnk says:

    Gret99zky: Lloyd B.: The puck did not hit the net.Nothing stopped the puck from hitting the net.It’s not a shot on the net.Never has been.Shot on the crossbar for sure. They don’t count shots that hit the post/crossbar because steel is not net,Only shots that would hit the netting of the goal count.

    True.

    But it sure looks like a shot on net.

    Math vs. Eye

    How many “shots on net” are counted that actually would miss the net if their was no goalie?

    Some “shots on net” are stopped by the goalie but would miss the net by 1,2 even 3 feet.

    They should count shot attempts that hit the bar as shots. Just have a category for them (crossbar/post, no goal)

  28. PerryK says:

    Ryan:
    Late to the party.

    I missed this gem.

    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/canadiens-fan-buys-full-page-ad-to-protest-p-k-subban-trade-150607308.html

    Surprised no one here did the same for the Hall trade.:).

    We could really use those Reinhart picks looking at our AHL depth chart.

    Speaking of Reinhart, why wasn’t he in the lineup? So we can dress Fraser? Wow!

  29. frjohnk says:

    PerryK: Speaking of Reinhart, why wasn’t he in the lineup?

    Sounds like he got hurt in practice.

  30. PerryK says:

    frjohnk,

    Thanks for that!

    Probably not fair, but a knee jerk reaction by me about another stupid management decisions brought about by 10 years of conditioning!:(

  31. frjohnk says:

    PerryK: Probably not fair, but a knee jerk reaction by me about another stupid management decisions brought about by 10 years of conditioning!:(

    Im in the same boat. Id love for Reinhart to become a important cog for the franchise moving forward but we are getting closer to LT’s “5 year draft rule” and Reinhart has not shown much that he will be anything more than a 3rd pairing Dman so far.

    The optics of the trade were not good. It seems like nobody from the Oilers saw him play in the AHL during his tenure there with the Islanders farm club. Most Islanders bloggers felt that Reinhart had struggled in his first year in the AHL, most were doing cartwheels when the trade happened. Islanders bloggers knew more about Reinhart than Oilers management at the time of the trade.

    It should be noted that I liked and defended the Reinhart trade when it happened. I liked the idea that Chia would take draft picks and trade them for a young player with top 4 potential.

    Today, the trade is looking to be one of Chia’s worst.

  32. Gret99zky says:

    frjohnk:

    Today, the trade is looking to be one of Chia’s worst.

    Althought the decision was ultimately Chia’s, his advisers need to shoulder some of the blame.

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