Kinks

I always loved the Kinks. My brother loved the Beatles but they were already doing weird stuff like bed-ins by the time I became aware of them. Everybody thought the Stones were cool, the Who too, but the Kinks were both an acquired taste and mainstream enough to be actually famous. Lots of their songs are brilliant, this has always been a favorite.

I’ve run across an interesting problem in evaluating some of the AHL players this season. It’s likely been a problem before, but this year the organizations change in philosophy (as outlined by Terry Jones in this article) means the AHL equivalencies are going to be skewed heavily. The Oilers aren’t playing their new pro’s as much as they might have in the past and that will impact the NHLE numbers posted at the end of the season.

The Rob Schremp’s of the early 00′s would have received significant minutes each night. Jones articles tells us Tyler Pitlick and Curtis Hamilton “both started with eight to 10 minutes a game and have been healthy scratches for games. Now they’re up to 10 or 12.”

How does one compensate for it without time on ice totals. There are some big brains at work on the subject and the 67-68 estimates are a fun read. Anyway, I’d like to ask the question: is there a reasonable way to estimate AHL ice time in an effort to measure offensive success? Further, does the method rolled out by Mr. Fyffe hold water?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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16 Responses to "Kinks"

  1. DSF says:

    Best rock and roll band. Ever.

  2. Vince says:

    Sunny Afternoon is great too!

  3. ASkoreyko says:

    The part in the Jones article about the Oilers heading to PG to talk to Marincin’s billets and find him some support (Teresa and Linda?) is very encouraging. The nutritional program for him already in Junior is also nice to read about.

    We had been hearing a lot about the improved player development by the Oilers but have really not seen THAT much evidence on the subject. This article by Jones should make everyone feel even better about what we are doing with all of Stu’s picks.

    I know we all think there is currently no plan at all and we are lost in the woods, but seeing something like this from Jones makes me think there might be a little more to the Oiler management strategy than we were giving credit for. Everyone makes mistakes at their job, and there were a lot of people very happy with the off-season additions, sometimes it just doesn’t work out, I mean look at Columbus.

    It is at least reassuring that the Oiler’s seem to have at least one piece of the puzzle now figured out.

  4. HeavySig says:

    First Billy Joe Shaver, now the Kinks? I think you have been going through my old cassette tape collection, LT.

    Is Townes Van Zandt next?

  5. crude says:

    Such a great tune, that.
    My girlfriend was giving a reading once and was a bit nervous. The only way to calm these nerves was to insist the sound guy play the intro as she walked up to the stage. Great lady.

    AHL… blah blah blah.

  6. FastOil says:

    I have been wondering about the use of AHL veterans in OKC. Ice time for the prospects should be a priority shouldn’t it? Is it better to have a league top team or give time to who you hope makes the bigs? Without a lot of KM’s on the odometer they’ll be getting them in the NHL. Is winning while playing a bit role more important? Are they going to leave players there long enough to take over the key roles and win at that level? Can anyone think of more ?’s ?

  7. DSF says:

    In tonight’s AHL action…Magnus Paajarvi 0G 0A 0P -1, 4 shots on goal in the Barons 5-2 win over Houston.

    Houston…we have a problem.

  8. jake70 says:

    ASkoreyko:

    We had been hearing a lot about the improved player development by the Oilers but have really not seen THAT much evidence on the subject. This article by Jones should make everyone feel even better about what we are doing with all of Stu’s picks.

    I know we all think there is currently no plan at all and we are lost in the woods, but seeing something like this from Jones makes me think there might be a little more to the Oiler management strategy than we were giving credit for. Everyone makes mistakes at their job, and there were a lot of people very happy with the off-season additions, sometimes it just doesn’t work out, I mean look at Columbus.

    It is at least reassuring that the Oiler’s seem to have at least one piece of the puzzle now figured out.

    I read this recently on the Oilers site “Future Watch Ryan Martindale”

    “[The Oilers] are always in close contact, and they’re always there to lend a helping hand and help out wherever and whenever I’ve needed it,” he added. “It’s pretty neat, because it helps me and other players in the organization grow and get better when you’re given such constant and detailed advice.”

    Come a long way since the Riley Nash fiasco I would say.

    Oh yeah, can the Oilers sign Sinclair from the Canadian women’s soccer team….warrior. 2-0 Canada early in 2nd half.

  9. "Steve Smith" says:

    FastOil: Ice time for the prospects should be a priority shouldn’t it?

    Putting prospects in a position to succeed should be a priority. That may or may not be served by giving them lots of ice time.

    DSF:
    In tonight’s AHL action…Magnus Paajarvi 0G 0A 0P -1, 4 shots on goal in the Barons 5-2 win over Houston.

    Houston…we have a problem.

    Houston certainly does.

  10. regwald says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty insightful article from Jonsey there. Not sure what it is, but ever since he hit the twitter scene he seems to have stepped up his game. It’s few and far between that we’ve seen such indepth stuff from the MSM.

    I like the tailored approach to each of the players. Shows an eye for detail and handling each player as needed. This is definitely progress in the player development field.

  11. Traktor says:

    Pitlick should have been in the WHL this year IMO.

    He only played 25 games in 08/09
    He only played 38 games in 09/10
    He only played 56 games in 10/11

    3 regular seasons in the WHL is 216 games and Pitlick only played 119. He basically missed out on 100 games.

  12. nelson88 says:

    Rieder with the Gordie Howe hat trick and GWG last night. “Eberle light” would be a nice boost to the RW depth.

  13. Bos8 says:

    Interesting thing about Reider is that he’s second in SH goals with six.

  14. DSF says:

    Tracy
    TreenasOil Tracy

    Oilers have interest in Jonathan Bernier.
    13 hours ago

    TreenasOil Tracy

    #Oilers and #Leafs have had discussions about Schenn, Leafs interested in Gagner, also have interest in Pitlick.
    13 hours ago

    TreenasOil Tracy

    Tambelini trying to move Belanger has had discussions with #Caps and #Hawks

    TreenasOil Tracy

    Oilers will not move MPS

  15. uni says:

    I heard Apeman when I was about 6 and loved it since. Along with Well Respected Man, they’re just brilliant social commentaries, as well as just being plain brilliant songs.

    The Kinks – Apeman
    The Kinks – Well Respected Man

    Treenasoil is full of hot air. A copy and paste from new feeders and common sense remarks is all he has. I’d love for the not moving MPS thing to be true but who knows.

  16. Smarmy says:

    Traktor:
    Pitlick should have been in the WHL this year IMO.

    He only played 25 games in 08/09
    He only played 38 games in 09/10
    He only played 56 games in 10/11

    3 regular seasons in the WHL is 216 games and Pitlick only played 119. He basically missed out on 100 games.

    He only played last season in the dub. But he did have injuries.

    Those U.S. programs practice more but they’re all full cage hockey. He probably would’ve benefited from another year of junior but they’re bringing him along slowly.

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