The Oklahoma City Barons are providing some interesting talent to the big club this season, including Todd Nelson, Anton Lander, Oscar Klefbom and Tyler Pitlick. Callups mean new opportunities and since the New Year the scoring is being done by a new group.
— Jim Byers (@jim_the_lip) December 10, 2014
2015 BARONS OFFENSE
- L Andew Miller 4GP, 2-4-6
- L Josh Winquist 4GP, 2-3-5
- R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 2-2-4
- D Jordan Oesterle 4GP, 0-4-4
- L Ryan Hamilton 2GP, 1-2-3
- R Steve Pinizzotto 2GP, 1-2-3
- R Matt Ford 4GP, 2-1-3
- C Bogdan Yakimov 4GP, 1-2-3
- C Jason Williams 4GP, 1-2-3
- L Kellen Jones 4GP, 1-1-2
- C Connor Jones 4GP, 1-1-2
- D Brad Hunt 4GP, 0-2-2
- D Martin Marincin 4GP, 0-1-1
- L Curtis Hamilton 3GP, 1-0-1
- D Dillon Simpson 3GP, 0-1-1
- D David Musil 4GP, 0-0-0
- D Brandon Davidson 4GP, 0-0-0
- C Jujhar Khaira 4GP, 0-0-0
- L Travis Ewanyk 3GP, 0-0-0
- D Martin Gernat 2GP, 0-0-0
- L Mitch Moroz 1GP, 0-0-0
- G Laurent Brossoit 3GP, 3.97 .895
- G Richard Bachman 2GP, 2.02 .929
This bunch is in Rochester tonight, I’ll update as we go. Josh Winquist is one of those Bob Green additions, signed after the draft in summer and (so far) looking good as a free-agent investment. Other such types are Jordan Oesterle, Andrew Miller and Iiro Pakarinen. Draft prospects who are matriculating? Bogdan Yakimov, Curtis Hamilton and Dillon Simpson.
— Mark Edwards (@MarkEdwardsHP) December 9, 2014
FORENSICS: MATH AND THE DRAFT
It’s long established that the Oilers have in fact used analytics at the draft table. Marco Roy was a player Edmonton liked and math recommended and it makes sense to run these kids through some kind of model to see if there’s a way to suss out talent. I’m not convinced analytics was in use this past season beyond Leon Draisaitl but there was some progress that could have been made using basic math formula’s—if you believe Craig Button knows what he’s talking about (and I do).
Do you remember back on draft day, when my list included famous names like Andrew Mangiapane and Reid Gardner? The only reason those players were on my list was their NHLE performance. They passed through the draft and now, in a deep draft year mind you, Mangiapane is ranked No. 49 (I had him No. 52 last season) and Gardner comes in at No. 77 (I had him No. 82 a year ago) on the Button 2015 list.
I’m not a scout and absolutely there are people (like Michael Parkatti) who would have more sophisticated math models than me. However, my little basement made list makes an important point: junior numbers DO matter and there’s a tipping point where size or speed or whatever scouts don’t like ceases to be a factor, and actual God-given talent and boxcars push everything out of the way.
If we’re talking forensics, let’s apply math liberally throughout the 2015 entry draft.