AHL Game Seventeen: Rampage at Condors

The Bakersfield Condors (6-8-2) scored a big victory over the San Diego Gulls last night, courtesy a standout performance by Nick Ellis and a triumphant return to the score sheet for Kyle Platzer. Tonight’s opponent in the San Antonio Rampage (11-6-1) and that’s a tough assignment.

CONDORS TONIGHT

This is last night’s lineup, haven’t seen a new one will update if it appears. Ethan Bear missed last night’s game, stands to reason he’ll miss again. Lots of games to update tonight, will do in comments.

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  1. Lowetide says:

    AidanMuir with an assist tonight.

  2. Confused says:

    Good to hear.

    Condors have also no prospects.

    Yet, lots of calls to trade picks.

    To be a serious organization we need to fill the Condors somehow with real prospects.

  3. flyfish1168 says:

    wow everyone should watch Barzal’s assist on Eberle’s goal.

  4. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    Confused:
    Good to hear.

    Condors have also no prospects.

    Yet, lots of calls to trade picks.

    To be a serious organization we need to fill the Condors somehow with real prospects.

    Just to add to the depressing state of affairs, that’s an abysmal group of forwards…and the big club is bottom 3 at this time. Ouch.

  5. Confused says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker),

    Yeah, we are years away.

    But hope springs eternal!

    Go Condors!

  6. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    flyfish1168:
    wow everyone should watch Barzal’s assist on Eberle’s goal.

    Or not.

  7. Lowetide says:

    Tyler Benson scored early, now 13, 8-11-19.

  8. Confused says:

    Lowetide,

    Tyler going to look good on the Condors next year!

    Prays to the health gords.

  9. Lowetide says:

    Confused:
    Lowetide,

    Tyler going to look good on the Condors next year!

    Prays to the health gords.

    Yep. Stuart Skinner has stopped 35 shots for Lethbridge, just starting the third period and up 3-0.

  10. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    Vegas keeps winning, San Jose is up by two, Flames early lead. The season is getting more and more dire even on an off day.

  11. OmJo says:

    Okay, how the hell are the Golden Knights ahead of us in the standings?

    Seriously?

    We’re better than a damn expansion team.

    We are.

    So.what the hell?

  12. Gret99zky says:

    flyfish1168:
    wow everyone should watch Barzal’s assist on Eberle’s goal.

    I’ve been watching Gretzky’s goal videos just after he joined the Kings.

    Everyone should watch that too.

  13. flyfish1168 says:

    Gret99zky: I’ve been watching Gretzky’s goal videos just after he joined the Kings.

    Everyone should watch that too.

    I cried watching the video and shouted out ” what if and why did PC do what he did ” 🙁

  14. Confused says:

    OmJo,

    Who knows …. Certainly strange times.

    Let’s hope Drai gets the rest of the year at centre and he continues to play JP

  15. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    flyfish1168: I cried watching the video and shouted out ” what if and why did PC do what he did ”

    As Stauffer said, Eriksson-Ek was their guy anyway. So…maybe don’t torture yourself so much.

  16. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    Confused:
    OmJo,

    Whoknows …. Certainly strange times.

    Let’s hope Drai gets the rest of the year at centre and he continues to play JP

    The Blues recently had their playoff streak snapped, but rather than blow it up, they retooled. They kept Pietrangelo, moved Shattenkirk, believed in Jake Allen when he had a horrible start to his NHL career.

    They made some great mid-first round picks in Tarasenko and Schwartz and then bet very nicely on Brayden Schenn taking the next step. They overpaid for Stastny but stuck with him as their 2C and kept good vets like Steen around.

    The Oilers need to build around McDavid, Drai, Nuge, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Nurse and Larsson, stick with Talbot and then retool. This season is approaching lost cause territory but they should bounce back next year if they do not blow it up.

  17. OmJo says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker): The Blues recently had their playoff streak snapped, but rather than blow it up, they retooled. They kept Pietrangelo, moved Shattenkirk, believed in Jake Allen when he had a horrible start to his NHL career.

    They made some great mid-first round picks in Tarasenko and Schwartz and then bet very nicely on Brayden Schenn taking the next step. They overpaid for Stastny but stuck with him as their 2C and kept good vets like Steen around.

    The Oilers need to build around McDavid, Drai, Nuge, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Nurse and Larsson, stick with Talbot and then retool. This season is approaching lost cause territory but they should bounce back next year if they do not blow it up.

    Agree with this.

    The problem is a lack of balance. Not the core. No reason to blow up the core trying to attain balance. It’s counterproductive.

  18. OmJo says:

    Confused:
    OmJo,

    Whoknows …. Certainly strange times.

    Let’s hope Drai gets the rest of the year at centre and he continues to play JP

    We can dream, right?

  19. Confused says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker),

    The core is strong. It’s just after so many disastrous years of drafting the cupboard is bare.

    Hence with no internal solutions, everyone is concerned PC with go with disastrous trades trading away value for allegedly quick fixes.

  20. OriginalPouzar says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker): Just to add to the depressing state of affairs, that’s an abysmal group of forwards…and the big club is bottom 3 at this time. Ouch.

    The forwards on the Condors are abysmal but we have some nice forward prospects marinating in college and, in particular, the CHL. Benson and Yamamoto will be turning pro next year and Safin and Maksimov a year after.

  21. OriginalPouzar says:

    Lowetide: Yep. Stuart Skinner has stopped 35 shots for Lethbridge, just starting the third period and up 3-0.

    Nice to see him get back on track.

    Wells finally with a couple solid to spectacular games this weekend after struggling for what seemed like a month.

  22. Confused says:

    Malone scored a short, it’s 1-1

  23. Confused says:

    OriginalPouzar,

    But they are probably two to three years away.

  24. Confused says:

    Rattie from Jones 2-1

  25. Confused says:

    Anyone actually seen Rattie play recently?

    Would swapping him and Pak made sense?

  26. OriginalPouzar says:

    Confused:
    OriginalPouzar,

    But they are probably two to three years away.

    Maksimov and Safin? Yes.

    Benson and Yamamoto are a bit closer.

  27. Confused says:

    2-2

  28. OmJo says:

    2017-Jan-04 Claimed off waivers by Carolina Hurricanes from St. Louis Blues
    2017-Feb-19 Claimed off waivers by St. Louis Blues from Carolina Hurricanes

    Did the Hurricanes and Blues play hot potato with Rattie last season?

    I don’t see the harm in giving him a look, besides taking away Bakersfields last real good forward.

  29. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    OriginalPouzar: Maksimov and Safin?Yes.

    Benson and Yamamoto are a bit closer.

    history suggests one, maybe two of those will pan out. The Oilers’ prospect pool is still quite thin. An important summer coming up.

  30. OriginalPouzar says:

    47 save shutout for Skinner

  31. OriginalPouzar says:

    47 save shutout for Skinner

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker): history suggests one, maybe two of those will pan out. The Oilers’ prospect pool is still quite thin. An important summer coming up.

    No doubt in my mind Benson is a top 6 NHL forward if his injury issues are behind him.

    Safin and Maksimov are by no means sure things but look like decent bets. Hope one of them hits.

  32. deardylan says:

    Eberle’s Recent Interview and U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

    “I can’t believe the news today
    Oh, I can’t close my eyes and make it go away
    How long, how long must we sing this song?”

    Sometimes when I write my posts I do imagine myself as a member of the Oilers. I can imagine reading these blogs about my team and my performance. Our words are powerful and sometimes worse than sticks and stones. Without attitude/confidence how can I as a player maximise my potential?

    “But I won’t heed the battle call
    It puts my back up
    Puts my back up against the wall”

    Was reading Eberle recent interview it hurt me to read about his hurt.

    Eberle spoke,

    “Definitely didn’t play up to my standards, especially in the playoffs. It has to do with points. I had a really good first series and it didn’t show up on the score sheet. Those are times you have to score and I got demoted in the lineup and beaten up a bit, too”.

    “The Edmonton media can be pretty brutal and your confidence goes and this is a game you can’t play if you don’t have confidence. It’s that simple. It’s the Edmonton Oilers and everything around it. When you read the articles every day about how much you suck, its tough”.

    “You can’t “ignore the comments”. It affects you and I lost my confidence. The biggest thing for me since I got here (New York) with the Islanders is trying to get that back”.

    When living in Toronto saw the teams confidence destroyed by it for decades.
    When living in London saw the English team destroyed by it for decades.

    As Bono sang in Sunday Bloody Sunday

    “There’s many lost, but tell me who has won?
    The trench is dug within our hearts”

    I promise Eberle and all members of Oilers my posts will always be to keep your confidence high when we win and especially when we lose. I am on your team, you feel like my family and I like my family to be CONFIDENT and learn even when you lose!

    “Cause tonight, we can be as one”

    If you haven’t seen the Rattle and Hum live version of the song take 7 minutes out of life and listen. Get goosebumps when he screams “NO MORE!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGTbAa-7GTM

    #PowerOftheOilersVirtuousCircle!

  33. Confused says:

    Russell, 3-2

  34. Lowetide says:

    Patrick Russell (3) from Downing and Christoffer 3-2 Bakersfield.

  35. flyfish1168 says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    47 save shutout for Skinner

    No doubt in my mind Benson is a top 6 NHL forward if his injury issues are behind him.

    Safin and Maksimov are by no means sure things but look like decent bets.Hope one of them hits.

    I like your optimism with Tyler, his point totals don’t scream top 6 NHLer. I’m not even sure of Kailer. Pointless the last 2 and only 1 dominate game since being sent down. Makes you wonder.

  36. Confused says:

    flyfish1168,

    After the NHL perhaps difficult to get really up for the WHL

  37. Confused says:

    5_2

    O’Brien or Currie from Mantha

    P!atzer from Rattie

  38. Lloyd B. says:

    Copied from late in the last thread.

    OriginalPouzar: Nope – hadn’t left yet.

    Come on OP. That was funny. You need to lighten up.

    A very good friend of mine was an addict. Just before he fell off the wagon and hit his head so hard you could hear it miles away he became insanely serious about everything.

    Work outs, meals, work, everything. He became so self righteous he became unbearable.

    While we don’t know each other and have never met, the similarities you are exhibiting to my friend are eerie.

    Please take care. Of course, it is absolutely none of my business!!

  39. OmJo says:

    flyfish1168: I like your optimism with Tyler, his point totals don’t scream top 6 NHLer. I’m not even sure of Kailer. Pointless the last 2 and only 1 dominate game since being sent down.Makes you wonder.

    Benson coming off an injury like that, he left off where he started. That’s a good sign. He hasn’t played since January 2.

    Yamamoto already looked decent in the NHL. Hell, if he scored he’d probably still be in the NHL right now. Fortunately he didn’t, it’s better for the long term.

    They can play in the AHL if necessary next year. In fact I’d argue, unless they absolutely dominate, it might be better for the organization as a whole if they do. Bakersfield needs some help and they’d gain some valuable experience stopping in the AHL for a bit before coming up north to Edmonton.

    At worse they’re top.9 forwards with offensive upside, speed, and skill. That’s the beauty of being strong down the middle, they can be our Connor Sheary or Jake Guentzel. Having McDavid and Draisaitl down the middle means they can play in the top 6 and likely succeed on their wings.

  40. Confused says:

    Gust with the empty, 6-3 final

    Go Condors

  41. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    OmJo,

    If they wind up like Guentzel and Sheary, great, but that’s being quite optimistic. Also, Sheary and Guentzel were both Cs moved to the wing, I believe.

    The Oilers don’t have a good prospect pool. What they do have is a very good young core in the NHL–as long as they do not blow it up any more.

  42. Confused says:

    Correction last second goal by Russell 7-3.

    Perhaps it’s a sign, Condors getting hot.

    Go Condors.

    Off the bed to get ready for the game.

    Go Oilers Go!!!!!!

  43. NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker) says:

    Anaheim and LA in a 3pt game. The Oilers are basically 8 points out already after Game 23. Painful.

  44. JimmyV1965 says:

    Confused:
    Anyone actually seen Rattie play recently?

    Would swapping him and Pak made sense?

    I would switch Rattie for JP. It’s truly frightening. We keep treating our prospects the same way and expecting different results. He played 11 min last game and was invisible. Dump him in the minors and forget about him.

  45. deardylan says:

    Lloyd B.: LLOYD

    LLOYD B. says:
    November 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    OriginalPouzar: Nope – hadn’t left yet.
    Come on OP. That was funny. You need to lighten up.

    A very good friend of mine was an addict. Just before he fell off the wagon and hit his head so hard you could hear it miles away he became insanely serious about everything.
    Work outs, meals, work, everything. He became so self righteous he became unbearable.
    While we don’t know each other and have never met, the similarities you are exhibiting to my friend are eerie.

    ====

    OP I differ on this post. You exhibit signs of passion for life!

    Over the last few month I found your posts light, fun and full of life.

    I am inspired by your raw intensity to life, waking up super early, working out hardcore, your insightful lowetide contributions, your travels, how your find time for your clients, your sharing of personal stories and your zest for life. More of this brother!

    If your passion makes you serious then please be MORE serious. (Also hope one day you will have your own blog, radio show, column as I will definitely be there to follow)

    As I type this and think about your remarkable quantity and quality of posts I am reminded of message of many of Seth Godin’s books about having a remarkable life.

    Seth says…

    “Instead of wondering about your next vacation to escape to why not set up a life you don’t need to escape from”

    #AllEnginesGo

  46. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yamamaoto ended up with no points and -1 in a 7-3 win (I think 3 or 4 of the goals were on the PP).

  47. OriginalPouzar says:

    Lloyd B.:
    Copied from late in the last thread.

    OriginalPouzar: Nope – hadn’t left yet.

    Come on OP. That was funny. You need to lighten up.

    A very good friend of mine was an addict. Just before he fell off the wagon and hit his head so hard you could hear it miles away he became insanely serious about everything.

    Work outs, meals, work, everything. He became so self righteous he became unbearable.

    While we don’t know each other and have never met, the similarities you are exhibiting to my friend are eerie.

    Please take care. Of course, it is absolutely none of my business!!

    I appreciate your concerns and input – something to think about.

    Interesting word “self-righteous”

    I don’t think I am but maybe I have a blind spot….

  48. OriginalPouzar says:

    deardylan: LLOYD B. says:
    November 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    OriginalPouzar: Nope – hadn’t left yet.
    Come on OP. That was funny. You need to lighten up.

    A very good friend of mine was an addict. Just before he fell off the wagon and hit his head so hard you could hear it miles away he became insanely serious about everything.
    Work outs, meals, work, everything. He became so self righteous he became unbearable.
    While we don’t know each other and have never met, the similarities you are exhibiting to my friend are eerie.

    ====

    OP I differ on this post. You exhibit signs of passion for life!

    Over the last few month I found your posts light, fun and full of life.

    I am inspired by your raw intensity to life, waking up super early, working out hardcore, your insightful lowetide contributions, your travels, how your find time for your clients, your sharing of personal stories and your zest for life. More of this brother!

    If your passion makes you serious then please be MORE serious.(Also hope one day you will have your own blog, radio show, column as I will definitely be there to follow)

    As I type this and think about your remarkable quantity and quality of posts I am reminded of message of many of Seth Godin’s books about having a remarkable life.

    Seth says…

    “Instead of wondering about your next vacation to escape to why not set up a life you don’t need to escape from”

    #AllEnginesGo

    I appreciate your input as well.

    With that said Lloyd has a bit of a point.

    While, on the surface, a dedication to a workout and nutrition plan seems quite healthy, there is zero doubt that my “obsession” is just that, an obsession that is bordering on a compulsion and is really a symptom of the disease.

    Instead of manifesting itself in substance abuse, my disease is manifesting itself in an unhealthy obsession towards working out and calorie/macro-nutrient counting. On the surface, that provides physical health but it also means my disease is up a running and making my decisions for me – its running my life. I’m quite confident there is no chance of substance abuse relapse, however, I have a large awareness around the potential that one mistake could have.

    Anyways, off to the gym (ha) and, oh ya, its game day – GO OILERS!

    Got a feeling they win an afternoon game today – who the hell knows what that will mean for the game at home against ARI on TUE.

  49. OriginalPouzar says:

    Hopefully Klef and Talbot are feeling better and ready to go – I think Klef was sicker than Cam (Cam was out there for the pre-game skate on Friday, Klef wasn’t).

    Will be nice to see how the three centers look – assuming coach rolls with what he had in practice.

    I am very hopeful that Puljijarvi remains in the lineup.

  50. nelson88 says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker): The Blues recently had their playoff streak snapped, but rather than blow it up, they retooled. They kept Pietrangelo, moved Shattenkirk, believed in Jake Allen when he had a horrible start to his NHL career.

    They made some great mid-first round picks in Tarasenko and Schwartz and then bet very nicely on Brayden Schenn taking the next step. They overpaid for Stastny but stuck with him as their 2C and kept good vets like Steen around.

    The Oilers need to build around McDavid, Drai, Nuge, Puljujarvi, Klefbom, Nurse and Larsson, stick with Talbot and then retool. This season is approaching lost cause territory but they should bounce back next year if they do not blow it up.

    Spot on! The biggest mistake Chia and the brain trust could make is to panic and do something that would hurt long term. The Oilers core (including RNH) is fine. They are a young team that lost confidence when Talbot got off to a rough start and their coach went to the whip early. Frustrating year but as long as they don’t panic the team is built to contend for the next handful of years, particularly if the salary cap rises as quickly as predicted.

  51. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yup, I agree as well, 100%.

    This season has gone very poorly but it is what it is and I don’t believe this team is nearly as bad as they’ve looked and played. Not that I am cheering for this but, with a solid core signed long term, a step back this year and a re-tool could/should set the organization up quite nice going forward.

    Instead of trading a couple of prospects and our first round pick as buyers, we will get to sell our UFAs for some extra picks and prospects and get a good to great pick in the first round of a deep draft.

    A couple roster teaks in the off-season combined with some natural progression and our prospects being a year older and we will be right back in the thick of things next year.

    The last thing we need is our GM trying to “save the season” by trading material picks/prospects/young roster players for short term fixes that we can’t afford to keep.

    Lets stay the course, see what happens, and come back strong next season.

  52. Pouzar says:

    So I guess all my Eskimo bro’s are freed up to cheer for my Argos today! #FritoRay

  53. deardylan says:

    OriginalPouzar,

    OP

    Thanks for sharing from the heart. Turning bad habits/compulsions into better ones reminds me of the book the “Power of Habit” by Charles Duhhig. He said something along the lines of you cant really get rid of a bad habit you can only replace it with good ones. Seems like you are aware of it and watching it closely.

    I quit alcohol 3.5 years ago, haven’t touched a drop and turned it into a green tea habit. Saved a ton of money, fixed my fatty liver in 7 months and no more blackouts, regrets from night before and best of all NO MORE hangovers. When the pain > the gain of alcohol its time to move on. Although I have to be careful not to drink green tea too late in evening or sleep is gonna be a challenge. I had a wonderful time with the joys of alcohol and many gains in my 20s-30s although pain grew over time. I have no problem with other people drinking and if they ever get to the pain = gain or pain > gain point and feel the same as I did at that point, I am always here to support what they want to do next.

    Looks like you are on the right track and I am proud that you are so open to share in this forum. Making yourself so vulnerable somehow also makes you stronger brother!

    Day by Day,

    Dylan on the other side of the planet in Vietnam

    Keep sharing brother!

    PS. If you like reading about habits also check out coach Stephen Chandlers “Death Wish: The Path through Addiction to a Glorious Life” book. It should be called Life Wish cause it is so positive and a great read!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Wish-through-Addiction-Glorious/dp/1600251013

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