The Springfield Falcons have been awful this season. Most of the top end prospects have not delivered close to expectations and some of these players might be spending their last few months as part of an NHL organization.
It’s that bad.
The splits are as interesting for the forwards as they were for the defensemen below. Here are the numbers for Falcons forwards from January 1, 2009 through this week:
- Ryan Potulny 11gp, 6-3-9 -9
- Ryan Stone 16gp, 2-7-9 -1
- Rob Schremp 15gp, 3-3-6 -12
- Carol Corazzini 16gp, 4-2-6 -4
- Tyler Spurgeon 17gp, 3-3-6 -1
- Colin McDonald 17gp, 2-3-5 +4
- Shane Willis 7gp, 0-4-4 -2
- Derek Bekar 11gp, 1-3-4 +2
- Bryan Lerg 14gp, 2-2-4 -6
- Guillaume Lefebvre 16gp, 2-2-4 -8
- Slava Trukhno 6gp, 1-2-3 -7
- Geoff Paukovich 6gp, 0-2-2 -1
- Gilbert Brule 8gp, 0-2-2 -4
- JF Jacques 4gp, 0-1-1 -2
- Ryan O’Marra 11gp, 0-1-1 E
- Tim Sestito 12gp, 1-0-1 -4
- Stephane Goulet 7gp, 0-0-0 +1
- Hans Benson 3gp, 0-0-0 E
- Liam Reddox 2gp, 0-0-0 -2
- Cory Urquhart 1gp, 0-0-0 E
First of all, that’s a long list for 16 or 17 games. Lots of turnover and the men coming in (Shane Willis, JF Jacques) are going to push the kids down the depth chart and take away their minutes. Players who look like they’re in trouble based on this small window include Stephane Goulet, Ryan O’Marra, Bryan Lerg and Rob Schremp.
Potulny remains the class of the minor league team, with Ryan Stone, Colin McDonald (!!!) and Tyler Spurgeon looking good in this segment.
I’d guess the callup list probably includes Potulny, Stone and Spurgeon and the Oilers may still want to showcase Schremp before the deadline.