NO. 16 PROSPECT (winter 2014) LAURENT BROSSOIT

The day Craig MacTavish took over as GM, everyone knew his task for improvement at the NHL and amateur procurement level involved building up the middle. He drafted Darnell Nurse for the blue and Leon Draisaitl plus Bogdan Yakimov for center. In goal? It’s been a slower process with mid-season acquisition (from last year) Laurent Brossoit leading the way.

PREVIOUSLY NUMBER SIXTEEN ON THE LIST

  • December 2004: L Brock Radunske (0)
  • December 2005: L Slava Trukhno (0)
  • December 2006: D Theo Peckham (160)
  • December 2007: D Mathieu Roy (66)
  • December 2008: L Teemu Hartikainen (52)
  • December 2009: L Toni Rajala (0)
  • December 2010: D Taylor Chorney (61)
  • December 2011: G Frans Tuohimaa (0)
  • December 2012: G Olivier Roy (0)
  • December 2013: R John McCarron (0)

This is what you should expect, the only player who played more than 100 games is Theo Peckham and he was a third-round pick 18 months earlier when ranked at No. 16. Oilers haven’t seen a goalie (aside from the twin peaks of DD and JDD) come through here successfully since Christ was a kid.

BROSSOIT1WHAT THEY SAID ON DRAFT DAY

  • The Scouting Report: Brossoit is a guy that has all the athletic qualities to be a quality NHL goalie. He is big, strong, quick, and agile. He has a long reach and is able to extend his body to take up a good portion of the net. Playing for an Edmonton team that was woeful in its own end didn’t help him statistically as he faced numerous high difficulty scoring chances on a nightly basis. His weakness is that he can be susceptible to letting in soft goals when he loses his mental focus.
  • NHL Scout via Guy Flaming:  “Of the goalies this year I think Brossoit has the most potential because of his size and his athleticism. But he’s really raw.”
  • Kirk Luedeke: Edmonton goalie Laurent Brossoit is another big, athletic netminder with upside. Though we’ll admit we’re not sure how he leapfrogged the aforementioned Liston, Matovsky and Honzik. And based on what we’ve been told from NHL scouts out west, they’re not sure about Central’s reasoning either.

graham brossoit

PREVIOUS TOP 20 RANKING

  • Winter 2013: 23
  • Summer 2014: 20
  • Winter 2014: 16

Brossoit is the Oilers top goaltending prospect, which is not the same as being an outstanding prospect. I do think he’s earning his ranking since arriving as an Oilers’ prospect. Bob Green could be an emerging name in the Oilers’ amateur scouting department and the Brossoit bullet has to look good on his resume. I have no idea if the young man can continue to post the good numbers but entering tonight’s action his .917SP with the Barons ranks him just outside the AHL Top 10 among goalies who have played 15 or more games.

14-15

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING THIS SEASON

  • Laurent Brossoit: “I simplified my game. I used to think that the harder I worked and the harder I moved, the harder it is to score on me. But I’ve kind of learned through all of the goalie coaches I’ve been fortunate enough to have been coached by that I am big enough so the less I do is more. The more positionally sound I am and the more calm, cool and collected I am the harder it will be to beat me.” Source
  • Laurent Brossoit: “It’s exciting to be that guy of that age who could be the next guy coming up, somebody they can look forward to seeing. It’s nice to be in this organization where they can show me the ropes and develop me how they want.” Source

THE FUTURE

There’s no way to predict goalies, especially those without pedigree. For as much as we know about him, Brossoit does look like there’s some more room to grow and I’ll leave it at that because goalies are goalies.

The 2011 NHL Draft

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, No. 1 overall. Splendid young player and may be adding another gear in year four after his draft. Graduated.
  • Oscar Klefbom, No. 19 overall. A big piece of Edmonton’s future on the blue line, Top 4D with an emphasis on defense. No.3 on the winter 20.
  • David Musil, No. 31 overall. Smart defender, it comes down to foot speed. Candidate winter 20.
  • Samu Perhonen, No. 63 overall. Big goalie hasn’t progressed. Back in Finland. Not in organization.
  • Travis Ewanyk, No. 74 overall. Tough as nails checking C doesn’t bring offense. Candidate for winter 20.
  • Dillon Simpson, No. 92 overall. Turned pro this season, impressing in OKC. No. 8 on the winter 20.
  • Tobias Rieder, No. 114 overall. No longer in organization. Scouting home run, he’s in the NHL.
  • Martin Gernat, No. 122 overall. A solid young prospect maturing in the AHL. No. 13 on the winter 20.
  • Frans Tuohimaa, No. 182 overall. Prospect has shown some interesting progress. Candidate for winter 20.

 

  • Laurent Brossoit, No. 164 overall. Flames draft pick acquired in Ladislav Smid salary dump. No. 16 on the winter 20.

The 2011 draft is in its fourth year and there are some promising things. Nuge and Klefbom appear to be major pieces of the future and Rieder looks like a helluva player. Dillon Simpson and Gernat have a chance—it’s highly unlikely both play 100 NHL games and very possible neither play 20—but Gernat certainly covers the bet involved in taking a player No. 122 overall. His range of skills and relative youth have him at No. 13 overall. Brossoit of course isn’t from the Oilers draft but will be competing with men like Tuohimaa and Zach Nagelvoort (and the Oilers will continue to add talent).

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78 Responses to "NO. 16 PROSPECT (winter 2014) LAURENT BROSSOIT"

  1. frjohnk says:

    It would be sweet if he could turn into our go to goalie for the next decade.

    Some teams seem to develop good goalies ever few years.

    Can we ask the hockey gords for just one?

  2. Ryan says:

    The 16 slot historically looks more cursed than sweet.

  3. Lowetide says:

    Ryan:
    The 16 slot historically looks more cursed than sweet.

    And yet it dances a jig around No. 17

  4. Pouzar says:

    Nice deke at the blue line by Boh-dan and good scoring chance

  5. Pouzar says:

    Moroz more noticeable tonight than every other game combined. Khaira lookin good as well.

  6. Lowetide says:

    Barons out shoot opponent 15-5 after one, Yakimov with 3 shots, Khaira with 2. Nice.

  7. kooler says:

    Pouzar,

    Is there a link to OKC games?

  8. Pouzar says:

    kooler:
    Pouzar,

    Is there a link to OKC games?

    I am using hockeystreams.com

    try atdhe.eu

  9. Pouzar says:

    Yak2 with the faceoff win

    C. Hamilton rips it from the side board and Yak2 cleans up the garbage.

  10. The Full Nelson says:

    So is YakM getting some better minutes in Lander’s absence?

  11. Pouzar says:

    Moroz misses from point blank after Khaira setup. Khaira havin a game too. Both he and Yak responding nicely to the extra ice time. Another benefit of Lander callup.

  12. Lowetide says:

    Yakimov from Pakarinen and Hamilton. Man this seems to be a good year for the prospect forwards.

  13. The Full Nelson says:

    These guys know how to run a business: http://i.imgur.com/VM7Ovdr.jpg

  14. Lowetide says:

    The Full Nelson:
    These guys know how to run a business: http://i.imgur.com/VM7Ovdr.jpg

    Best. Sign. Ever.

  15. The Full Nelson says:

    Lowetide,

    I immediately thought of you. Maybe you could have one made, and put it on the studio door before each show?

  16. Pouzar says:

    Yak2 hurt.

  17. Pouzar says:

    Tied 1-1. 5 on 3 goal.

  18. Pouzar says:

    Easily Moroz’ best game. Maybe something clicked.

    Khaira with a good scrap at center ice with Bass.

  19. Ray says:

    Anyone catch the name of Eichels teammate, goalie, who is expected to be a FA? Friedman says MacT’s already met with him.

  20. Pouzar says:

    LOL @ Cal

  21. Pouzar says:

    Jason Williams ties it at 2-2. Nice lower blocker side snipe off the rush. Nice neutral zone feed from Miller.

  22. Pouzar says:

    Barons color guy is constantly referring to Yakimov as ‘Yakupov’ LOL

  23. Pouzar says:

    Yak2 is boss in the faceoff circle.

    Oesterle with 2nd assist on the tying goal. Skating miles out there.

  24. Pouzar says:

    Brossoit with 2 huge saves in the final minute to get it to OT.

  25. Pouzar says:

    OKC outshoot Rockford 42-26 in reg.

  26. Pouzar says:

    Going to 3 on 3,,,,,,,,YAY!

  27. "Frank The Dog" says:

    YakM hurt??

  28. Pouzar says:

    And guess who……………Jason Williams with a wrister on the 4 on 3 PP goal…what a snipe.

  29. Pouzar says:

    “Frank The Dog”:
    YakM hurt??

    No he played whole 3rd period. 2nd star. Beastly tonight.

  30. Lowetide says:

    Pouzar:
    Yak2 is boss in the faceoff circle.

    Oesterle with 2nd assist on the tying goal. Skating miles out there.

    Jason Williams scores the winner. Another nice game for Brossoit.

  31. Pouzar says:

    Saw them good:

    J Williams
    C Hamilton
    Yakimov
    Moroz
    Khaira
    Oesterle
    Brossoit

  32. Woodguy says:

    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

  33. RexLibris says:

    OKC game sounds fantastic. I’d love to be able to see Yakimov and Khaira playing in person.

    Flames game is interesting. The empty net own goal is a bad break, although I think it was probably karma for Hartley’s hijinks there last season.

    Canucks have had some good control of the game thus far. If they get another two in the 2nd period it’ll be interesting to watch the Flames’ reaction.

  34. Pouzar says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    I thought for sure it was going to last the whole year a la Colorado

  35. Pouzar says:

    RexLibris,

    Best OKC game I saw all year.

  36. Lowetide says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    lol. It’s hard to create a story when you’re walking in shit.

  37. kooler says:

    Pouzar,

    Should of fired Nelson long time ago….thank goodness Buchberger is back. There’s a real motivation problem down there. 😉

  38. godot10 says:

    kooler:
    Pouzar,

    Should of fired Nelson long time ago….thank goodness Buchberger is back. There’s a real motivation problem down there.

    Gerry Fleming is the new head coach in OKC. Buchberger is subbing as an assistant coach there for now.

  39. kooler says:

    godot10,

    Sorry…just joking.

    OKC seems to be playing excellent hockey under Nelson. Looks like Fleming is holding fort.

  40. "Frank The Dog" says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    What do you think of Krueger’s 2012/13 PDO?

  41. "Frank The Dog" says:

    godot10: Gerry Fleming is the new head coach in OKC.Buchberger is subbing as an assistant coach there for now.

    Just like MacT is subbing in under Nelson as Offensive Assistant.

  42. Younger Oil says:

    I know people joke about this all of the time, but the more this season goes on, the more I legitimately think the Barons could beat the Oilers.

  43. VanOil says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    If you jinx this regression to meat by early triumphalism…

  44. frjohnk says:

    Ray:
    Anyone catch the name of Eichels teammate, goalie, who is expected to be a FA? Friedman says MacT’s already met with him.

    Matt oconnor. 6 foot 5. Quite a few teams talking with him.

  45. RexLibris says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    There’s still a few holdouts on FN, a lot of pushback on the stats crowd right now.

    It is interesting to see some of the same arguments and gradual development of understanding amongst the commenters as in other forums in previous years.

  46. Lowetide says:

    frjohnk: Matt oconnor.6 foot 5. Quite a few teams talking with him.

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=121975

  47. "Frank The Dog" says:

    Younger Oil:
    I know people joke about this all of the time, but the more this season goes on, the more I legitimately think the Barons could beat the Oilers.

    Nelson’s Barons would surely beat Eakins’ Oilers. but I think Nelsons’ Oilers will soon be better than Fleming’s Barons. Or better be!

  48. RexLibris says:

    Lowetide: lol. It’s hard to create a story when you’re walking in shit.

    Sometimes the shit is the story.

  49. "Frank The Dog" says:

    Year Coach % Wins PDO Corsi %
    2008/9 MacT 46.3% 101.2 47.6%
    2012/3 Krueger 39.6% 100.6 44.5%
    2011/2 Renney 2 39.0% 100.1 48.9%
    2009/0 Quinn 32.9% 99.2 44.9%
    2013/4 Eakins 1 35.4% 99.0 44.3%
    2010/1 Renney 1 30.5% 98.7 46.4%
    2014/5 Eakins 2 22.6% 97.0 50.7%
    Sorted by PDO

    Source: http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/teamstats.php?db=201112&sit=5v5&disp=1&sortdir=DESC&sort=GFPCT

    Woodguy, GMoney, anyone else interested:
    MacT, Krueger and Renney 2 had the highest % wins and the highest PDO under Tambellini.
    Eakins 2 had the lowest %wins, lowest PDO and highest CF% all 5×5 of the group.

    So Eakins went from worst CF% to best CF% in 1 year. Coach of the year?
    Krueger had 2nd best % wins and PDO but 2nd worse CF%. Bad Coach?

    My take: Statistically, CF% indicates Krueger was on the QE2 heading south. Career wise, Krueger coached championship European teams, beat Canada with Switzerland, and came back from an apparent setback in England managing a Soccer team.

    Despite his losing streaks Krueger achieved a higher win % and PDO than anyone except MacT, would have been quite aware of his poor possession, and somehow had a lucky system that took full advantage of the relatively short times he was in the O-Zone. This correlates with his high PP%.

    Eakins got 44.3% CF% in his first year. Im trying to figure out a consistent standard of how to judge who of these coaches were good coaches and who were bad coached based purely on statistical analysis.

    Edit: I support stats wholeheartedly. I don’t always agree with the interpretations of others.

    Edit 2: Given the past and subsequent track record of Krueger, I do not believe that his success was illusionary. I’m pretty sure he would have adjusted his system as necessary, around the roster he was given.

  50. RexLibris says:

    Pouzar:
    8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMJoV0ozIM

    I wonder if they replace Bob Hartley with Dick Van Patten?

  51. RexLibris says:

    Pouzar:
    8

    Wait, did you mean “eight” or was the the sign for infinity?

  52. Pouzar says:

    RexLibris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMJoV0ozIM

    I wonder if they replace Bob Hartley with Dick Van Patten?

    8….is not enough!

  53. flyfish1168 says:

    what is falling faster then the price of gas??

    calgary flames falling down in the standings

  54. Pouzar says:

    Oh man I would love for the Oil to make it 10 next Saturday.

  55. RexLibris says:

    Final Corsi% in the Flames game was 44.63% for Calgary, Fenwick was 42.68%

    I watched the game and while the Flames pushed back well, the Canucks were more or less in charge of the game in terms of possession metrics.

    http://www.naturalstattrick.com/game.php?season=20142015&game=20489

  56. RexLibris says:

    Pouzar:
    Oh man I would love for the Oil to make it 10 next Saturday.

    They face Arizona next. That is one they could very likely win. But otherwise, Saturday could be a very emotionally charged game.

  57. RexLibris says:

    Ouch.

    Checked the standings and there are ten points between the Oilers and the Devils at 26th overall.

    The Oilers could conceivably win eight straight games and might only climb three or four places in the standings.

  58. "Frank The Dog" says:

    Pouzar:
    Oh man I would love for the Oil to make it 10 next Saturday.

    That would be a wonderful day indeed.
    #WeWant10

  59. gogliano says:

    RexLibris:
    Ouch.

    Checked the standings and there are ten points between the Oilers and the Devils at 26th overall.

    The Oilers could conceivably win eight straight games and might only climb three or four places in the standings.

    I don’t think conceivably means what you think it means.

  60. frjohnk says:

    RexLibris: They can sincerely say that the kid would get a chance to play.

    One part says ” he made save after save on 18 chances in the first 20 minutes.”

    He would feel right at home with oiler d.

  61. Gerta Rauss says:

    RexLibris: The Oilers could conceivably win eight straight games and might only climb three or four places in the standings.

    There is every reason to cheer for wins now- this is wounded franchise and we desperately need to turn north. We could play really nice hockey for the final 49 games and still pick comfortably in the top 5

  62. Gret99zky says:

    How are the Flames…visually?

  63. Gret99zky says:

    RexLibris: They can sincerely say that the kid would get a chance to play.

    If you mean promise him the #1 job and start him 65 games while publicly trying to replace him, then yeah. Sincerely.

    #becauseOilers

  64. Justthestatsman says:

    Friend: Hey, did you hear what happened at the Oilers practice today?
    Me: No, what?
    Friend: They lost! Bwaahaahaa!

  65. BARREN BREGER says:

    Tyler Pitlick changing his name to Pat Conacher and Brad Hunt changing his to Steve Staois.

  66. GCW_69 says:

    "Frank The Dog":
    Year Coach% WinsPDO Corsi %
    2008/9MacT46.3%101.247.6%
    2012/3Krueger39.6%100.644.5%
    2011/2Renney 239.0%100.148.9%
    2009/0Quinn32.9%99.244.9%
    2013/4Eakins 135.4%99.044.3%
    2010/1Renney 130.5%98.7 46.4%
    2014/5Eakins 222.6%97.050.7%
    Sorted by PDO

    Source: http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/teamstats.php?db=201112&sit=5v5&disp=1&sortdir=DESC&sort=GFPCT

    Woodguy, GMoney, anyone else interested:
    MacT, Krueger and Renney 2 had the highest % wins and the highest PDO under Tambellini.
    Eakins 2 had the lowest %wins, lowest PDO and highest CF% all 5×5 of the group.

    So Eakins went from worst CF% to best CF% in 1 year. Coach of the year?
    Krueger had 2nd best % wins and PDO but 2nd worse CF%. Bad Coach?

    My take: Statistically, CF% indicates Krueger was on the QE2 heading south. Career wise, Krueger coached championship European teams, beat Canada with Switzerland, and came back from an apparent setback in England managing a Soccer team.

    Despite his losing streaks Krueger achieved a higher win % and PDO than anyone except MacT, would have been quite aware of his poor possession, and somehow had a lucky system that took full advantage of the relatively short times he was in the O-Zone. This correlates with his high PP%.

    Eakins got 44.3% CF% in his first year. Im trying to figure out a consistent standard of how to judge who of these coaches were good coaches and who were bad coached based purely on statistical analysis.

    Edit: I support stats wholeheartedly. I don’t always agree with the interpretations of others.

    Edit 2: Given the past and subsequent track record of Krueger, I do not believe that his success was illusionary. I’m pretty sure he would have adjusted his system as necessary, around the roster he was given.

    If you are going to do this analysis fairly, you should do vs. west only. Krueger didn’t have the benefit of playing weaker eastern conference teams. Playing the east propped Eakins up last season.

  67. oliveoilers says:

    frjohnk: Matt oconnor.6 foot 5. Quite a few teams talking with him.

    His height is relevant why? *cough, Dubnyk, cough*

  68. Washingtron says:

    Woodguy:
    Do you know what the threads here have been lacking the last week or so?

    People going on and on about how hard working the Flames are and how PDO doesn’t matter.

    Ha!

    Its the same goddam thing every year.

    “No, no I tell you this team is different”

    Good times.

    Not to pick a fight with a bigger brain, but isn’t the Oilers PDO supposed to be reverting to the mean by now too then? Shouldn’t the Corgi’s be showing up in the results yet? No? No!

    I tell you this team is different!!

  69. oliveoilers says:

    Washingtron: Not to pick a fight with a bigger brain, but isn’t the Oilers PDO supposed to be reverting to the mean by now too then?Shouldn’t the Corgi’s be showing up in the results yet?No?No!

    I tell you this team is different!!

    Agreed. People in glass houses and all that.

  70. stush18 says:

    oliveoilers,

    Devan dubnyk is playing better then our goalies this year.

  71. oliveoilers says:

    stush18:
    oliveoilers,

    Devan dubnyk is playing better then our goalies this year.

    You missed the point. Why is his height relevant? Look at his underlying numbers first. Devan was also very tall when sucking. He is still the same height playing well. Unless you believe that height can be coached to an already full grown man.

  72. Pouzar says:

    RexLibris: They face Arizona next. That is one they could very likely win. But otherwise, Saturday could be a very emotionally charged game.

    Rex they play the Kings Monday and don’t play the Oil till Saturday

  73. stush18 says:

    oliveoilers,

    Height is very relevant for goalies. If his play continues this year, his career save % discounting last year will be .917. I discounted last years because it looks as if that might have been an anonamly. He has continuosly progressed every year but last.

    The nhl is so fast now that teams are leaning towards big goalies who cover more net and who dont meed to rely necessarily on relfexes to make saves. Is a 6’6″ goalie going to be better then a 6’4″ goalie? Not necessarily. But larger goalies are more difficult to score on. It is very difficult for goalies under six feet to have a career in the NHL.

  74. oliveoilers says:

    stush18:
    oliveoilers,

    Height is very relevant for goalies. If his play continues this year, his career save % discounting last year will be .917. I discounted last years because it looks as if that might have been an anonamly. He has continuosly progressed every year but last.

    The nhl is so fast now that teams are leaning towards big goalies who cover more net and who dont meed to rely necessarily on relfexes to make saves. Is a 6’6″ goalie going to be better then a 6’4″ goalie? Not necessarily. But larger goalies are more difficult to score on. It is very difficult for goalies under six feet to have a career in the NHL.

    Agreed, but we should be looking to sign him on the merits of his numbers, not because he’s tall. That would be so Oilers to not look to see if he can grow in our organisation, but sign him because it’s fashionable to have a tall goalie.

  75. RexLibris says:

    Pouzar: Rex they play the Kings Monday and don’t play the Oil till Saturday

    My mistake.

    How the hell did I get those two confused? Thanks for the correction.

    Anyway, yes it would appear that “Nein” is entirely possible.

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