AHL Game 42: Gulls at Condors

The 17-16-8 Bakersfield Condors host the San Diego Gulls (21-17-1) again tonight, in a rematch of last night’s 3-2 shootout victory for the visitors. Laurent Brossoit played well Friday, and the team received goals from Evan Polei and Brad Malone (late, shortie) to send things into overtime.

Joey Laleggia and Dave Gust scored in the shootout last night, Laleggia and Currie both had five shots during the game. The Condors sit currently in last place in the Pacific Division, that reflects the quality of the roster. I’ll have updates throughout the evening.

CONDORS TONIGHT

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  1. OriginalPouzar says:

    No Jones again tonight – I can’t for the life of me find any information on what ails him.

  2. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yes, Bakesfield is last in the division but they are above .500 – its quite the division.

    They are only 3 points back of< Stockton, the 4th place team (top 4 in each team make the playoffs) – its points percentage though at the end of the year as I believe that not all teams play the same amount of games.

  3. OriginalPouzar says:

    Rasanen with an early assist for Boston college.

  4. Professor Q says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    Yes, Bakesfield is last in the division but they are above .500 – its quite the division.

    They are only 3 points back of< Stockton, the 4th place team (top 4 in each team make the playoffs) – its points percentage though at the end of the year as I believe that not all teams play the same amount of games.

    Yes, and I never understood this about the teams out West. Why they play so many fewer games makes no sense at all.

  5. OriginalPouzar says:

    Graham McPhee with a goal for Boston College – he’s been hot the last while.

  6. wood99 says:

    Surprised you haven’t mentioned Polei.Seems to be playing well in his first game up from Wichita?. Big and skilled who seems to be understanding the pro game.

  7. wood99 says:

    Almost what we were hoping Moroz would turn out to be.

  8. OriginalPouzar says:

    wood99:
    Surprised you haven’t mentioned Polei.Seems to be playing well in his first game up from Wichita?. Big and skilled who seems to be understanding the pro game.

    I liked what I saw about him in camp but, as far as distant bells go, he’s about as distant as they come.

    The question is if he can actually get an NHL contract – I think he’s on a minor league deal right now.

  9. OriginalPouzar says:

    wood99:
    Almost what we were hoping Moroz would turn out to be.

    Their respective numbers in the ECHL are relatively similar, however one was an undrafted signing and the other a high 2nd round pick………

  10. wood99 says:

    I think your right, but we have to hit on or get lucky on a distant bell as we seem to have missed with our drafting…until I think the last couple of drafts.

  11. OriginalPouzar says:

    Safin with an assist in a 5-2 loss – He’s starting to feel the loss of Valeno – hopefully he can get moved next season or the Dogs can get some offensive help.

  12. OriginalPouzar says:

    wood99:
    I think your right, but we have to hit on or get lucky on a distant bell as we seem to have missed with our drafting…until I think the last couple of drafts.

    Yup, we do, although I don’t know if Polei is that guy. I think the distant bells to follow are guys like Lagesson, Rasanen, McPhee, Vessel, Kemp, Safin

  13. wood99 says:

    Polei got hot his last 20 games in Wichita scoring most of his points after a slow start. I think he will get a contract and will surprise some people. I don’t know if he ever plays in the NHL, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  14. wood99 says:

    I agree draft picks always get an extra look or push.The Oilers don’t have someone like him in their system.

  15. wood99 says:

    OriginalPouzar,

    Out of this group I think I like laggesson and Rasanen.But anyone could surprise.

  16. JD_Wry says:

    Professor Q: Yes, and I never understood this about the teams out West. Why they play so many fewer games makes no sense at all.

    Is it the travel of this division?

  17. Professor Q says:

    JD_Wry: Is it the travel of this division?

    It really shouldn’t matter. They’re in the same league so everything should, for effeciency and, although some will likely roll their eyes, for fairness, be normalized.

    However, apparently it has to do with when the California teams were added to the AHL. They wanted only 60 games and wanted the AHL to accommodate them.

    If they were not able to be accommodated, they threatened to start their own league. They settled for 68. AHL was happy because they got to keep the teams and the NHL connection, but still would prefer equal footing.

    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/hockey/blogs/hockeyozone/2016/02/01/ahl-still-wont-homogenizing-schedule-cali-teams/79638100/

  18. JD_Wry says:

    Professor Q: It really shouldn’t matter. They’re in the same league so everything should, for effeciency and, although some will likely roll their eyes, for fairness, be normalized.

    They play most of their games within the division, so if the pacific teams have to travel farther, it will never ‘normalize’.

    I was just guessing, and I found this with the first search:

    League’s westward migration that the five new AHL teams in California were likely to play a reduced schedule compared to the rest of the league due to travel costs and the desire to avoid stretches of three-games-in-three-nights, which some see as an impediment to development and attractive play.

    http://lakingsinsider.com/2015/06/13/california-ahl-teams-to-play-68-games-more-from-commish/

  19. OriginalPouzar says:

    The Oilers X game in Germany will be against a German club team.

    Team plans on spending a good 7-8 days overseas to get over jetlag, bond, etc.

    On their way back home they will do an Eastern trip and get it out of the way – I think the time change to the east coast is only 5 hours from Sweden.

  20. Professor Q says:

    JD_Wry: They play most of their games within the division, so if the pacific teams have to travel farther, it will never ‘normalize’.

    I was just guessing, and I found this with the first search:

    League’s westward migration that the five new AHL teams in California were likely to play a reduced schedule compared to the rest of the league due to travel costs and the desire to avoid stretches of three-games-in-three-nights, which some see as an impediment to development and attractive play.

    http://lakingsinsider.com/2015/06/13/california-ahl-teams-to-play-68-games-more-from-commish/

    That’s their reasoning, but the reasoning the AHL Commisioner gave was that they demanded 60 games and the AHL plays 76.

    If the AHL hadn’t agreed, the California teams would have formed their own California League, and the AHL wanted the NHL connection in California and the developmental benefits. So the AHL and California teams compromised with the 68 games, while the other teams still play 76. That doesn’t mean they liked it.

    Perhaps getting them to 72 or 70 all around would benefit them all more.

    Also, as per your article:

    “*UPDATE, 2:55 PM ET: This story was edited to reflect the news that the Texas-based Pacific Division teams will play 76 games, and that the league’s plans for playoff seeding will be discussed at next month’s meetings.”

  21. leeinvan says:

    The big team is going to have to do something about the D, there are too many of them and some of these young players are not getting the minutes they need.
    Next season no doubt there will be other young D men joining the farm team.
    All of the moves PC made have not helped for the farm team. They are a low scoring team that has to win 2-1
    The team could move some of the left D in exchange for some young forwards, at least it would give the farm team a better balance.

  22. OriginalPouzar says:

    Jones, Mantha and Bear have been playing every day.

    Guys like Betker are in the apprporiate league (ECHL).

    Next year they will add Lagesson but that’s probably it as far as real prospects.

    Keegan Lowe in an RFA – he does deserve to be brought back.

    Dillon Simpson is an RFA as well – I assume they bring him back but you never know.

  23. Lowetide says:

    3-0 San Diego.

  24. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yup, its ugly early.

    Hopefully another comeback like last night.

  25. OriginalPouzar says:

    Tyler Vessel with 2 goals and an assist for a 5 point weekend.

  26. VOR says:

    I just finished reading this morning’s thread.

    I really want somebody to explain to me why exactly they think Boston suffered a complete fail in the first round of the 2015 draft. Also for bonus points why does only the first round of the draft count?

    Jake Debrusk, taken 14th overall is playing top six minutes, providing top six offence, playing great defence and doing it all at high tempo. On a Stanley Cup contender. At 20 years old. How on Earth is that a fail?

    Jakob Zboril is in his rookie season in the AHL and is having an outstanding season answering any questions about his defensive acumen. He has dominated junior and WJC since his draft. He remains a rising star and A list prospect in the Bruin’s system. How is that a fail?

    Admittedly, Zachary Senyshyn is struggling in his rookie season in the AHL and he is a boom or bust pick with many issues to overcome to make the NHL. But the kid has an elite shot and all world speed so I think I will wait and see if he can figure out how to play defence and will finally deign to pass the puck. By all accounts his work ethic is outstanding so maybe he puts it all together. I still don’t see how that is a fail in any case. He is still very much a prospect not a suspect. Way too early to call.

    And doesn’t Keith Gretzky get any credit for Brandon Carlo? If you are blaming him for the first round you have to credit him for the second don’t you?

  27. JimmyV1965 says:

    VOR:
    I just finished reading this morning’s thread.

    I really want somebody to explain to me why exactly they think Boston suffered a complete fail in the first round of the 2015 draft. Also for bonus points why does only the first round of the draft count?

    Jake Debrusk, taken 14th overall is playing top six minutes, providing top six offence, playing great defence and doing it all at high tempo. On a Stanley Cup contender. At 20 years old. How on Earth is that a fail?

    Jakob Zboril is in his rookie season in the AHL and is having an outstanding season answering any questions about his defensive acumen. He has dominated junior and WJC since his draft. He remains a rising star and A list prospect in the Bruin’s system. How is that a fail?

    Admittedly, Zachary Senyshyn is struggling in his rookie season in the AHL but he is a boom or bust pick with many issues to overcome to make the NHL. But the kid has an eliteshot and all world speed so I think I will wait and see if he can figure out how to play defence and will finally deign to pass the puck. By all accounts his work ethic is outstanding so maybe he figures it out. I still don’t see how that is a fail in any case. He is still very much a prospect not a suspect. Way too early to call.

    And doesn’t Keith Gtezky get any credit for Brandon Carlo? If you are blaming in for the first round you have to credit him for the second don’t you?

    Excellent post!!

  28. OriginalPouzar says:

    Still four full days off until the next Oiler hockey game – le sigh…

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

    VOR,

    mmmkay. Kind of not what was said but that’s par for the course these days.

  30. meanashell11 says:

    VOR:
    I just finished reading this morning’s thread.

    I really want somebody to explain to me why exactly they think Boston suffered a complete fail in the first round of the 2015 draft. Also for bonus points why does only the first round of the draft count?

    Jake Debrusk, taken 14th overall is playing top six minutes, providing top six offence, playing great defence and doing it all at high tempo. On a Stanley Cup contender. At 20 years old. How on Earth is that a fail?

    Jakob Zboril is in his rookie season in the AHL and is having an outstanding season answering any questions about his defensive acumen. He has dominated junior and WJC since his draft. He remains a rising star and A list prospect in the Bruin’s system. How is that a fail?

    Admittedly, Zachary Senyshyn is struggling in his rookie season in the AHL and he is a boom or bust pick with many issues to overcome to make the NHL. But the kid has an eliteshot and all world speed so I think I will wait and see if he can figure out how to play defence and will finally deign to pass the puck. By all accounts his work ethic is outstanding so maybe he puts it all together. I still don’t see how that is a fail in any case. He is still very much a prospect not a suspect. Way too early to call.

    And doesn’t Keith Gretzky get any credit for Brandon Carlo? If you are blaming him for the first round you have to credit him for the second don’t you?

    Oh man, can you imagine this place if a Gretzky chose a Debrusk!

  31. Professor Q says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    Jones, Mantha and Bear have been playing every day.

    Guys like Betker are in the apprporiate league (ECHL).

    Next year they will add Lagesson but that’s probably it as far as real prospects.

    Keegan Lowe in an RFA – he does deserve to be brought back.

    Dillon Simpson is an RFA as well – I assume they bring him back but you never know.

    You don’t think that Hebig, Benson, and Yamamoto have real shots? Or some of the college kids who might graduate or head out early?

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

    Professor Q: You don’t think that Hebig, Benson, and Yamamoto have real shots? Or some of the college kids who might graduate or head out early?

    Think all OP listed were D.

  33. Professor Q says:

    NYC-Back-to-Tokyo Oil (Gentleman Backpacker): Think all OP listed were D.

    I’ve only just now caught on. Haha! Thank you…

  34. leadfarmer says:

    VOR,

    General consensus was there were three better players available at that time. General consensus was right.

  35. leadfarmer says:

    VOR,

    Several years ago I remember the Vikings picked a guy with their first round pick that was not going to get picked until probably at least 20 picks later. “The Vikings have no idea how the draft works” was repeated that entire day.
    http://www.mynhldraft.com/2015-draft/prospect-rankings/
    The bruins have no idea how the draft works. They could have traded down each pick and still got the guy they wanted and Senychyn was not getting picked for another round at least

  36. OriginalPouzar says:

    Professor Q: You don’t think that Hebig, Benson, and Yamamoto have real shots? Or some of the college kids who might graduate or head out early?

    Yamamoto has a real shot at the NHL this year.

    I can’t imagine that Benson having a shot at the NHL out of camp – he’ll almost for sure need some development time.

    Hebig is a distant bell who is unlikely to ever have an NHL career but should provide some nice offensive punch to the Condors next year.

    I think Vessel might be ready to turn pro but most of the college guys will be going back to college next year and are years away, if ever.

  37. OriginalPouzar says:

    Oh, sorry, you were talking about shots at the AHL.

    Yes, of course, each of those forward will most likely be in the AHL next year.

    I had previously just listed d-men as I was responding to a post that we had too many d-men in Bakersfield and not enough ice for the real prospects.

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