At some point the kids on the farm have to be better than they were in the early stages of the 08-09 season. Taylor Chorney (#4 in photo) was so bad that it bordered on hilarious when the Oilers media machine started churning out quotes from management about how well he was doing in Springfield. Remember this was a guy who looked good in TC and there was some talk about him making the big club at some point early in the 08-09 season. We know now that for much of the first half of the schedule Chorney was facing the AHL vaunt and it was killing his numbers. We also know that the heavy lifting was moved along the blue and Chorney’s numbers have improved since.
Here are the Falcons D and their numbers since January 1, 2009:
- Mathieu Roy 17gp, 1-7-8 -12
- Theo Peckham 14gp, 2-3-5 -4
- Taylor Chorney 13gp, 2-2-4 E
- Mike Gabinet 17gp, 1-3-4 +1
- Bryan Young 17gp, 0-3-3 -3
- Cody Wild 12gp, 0-1-1 -8
- Jake Taylor 11gp, 0-0-0 -3
- Sebastien Bisaillon 1gp, 0-0-0 +1
One assumes the tough sledding is going to Roy & Peckham during this time, possibly Taylor too. With that in mind, I’d suggest Theo Peckham remains the first callup option and that Taylor Chorney is finding the range at this time. Cody Wild is struggling and Mathieu Roy is a minus machine.