Game 2 Pacific Division Finals: Gulls at Condors

In order to drive deep into a playoff spring and summer, a team must overcome bad luck, injuries, stupendously idiotic officiating and the Hockey Gods. Last night, the Condors faced all of those things and came up snake eyes. All that hard work for nothing.

THE CONDORS 2018-19

TRACERS: EARLY STARS OF BAKERSFIELD

Jujhar Khaira was an early scoring star for the Condors, he had three even-strength points in the first five games. Leon Draisaitl started slowly, but I’m prepared to argue he would have thrived in the AHL if he had stayed.

I’ll update in the comments section, OP will hopefully be around, stop in if you get a chance. This is a team worth following, with a fan base who are both proud and showing up in droves.

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51 Responses to "Game 2 Pacific Division Finals: Gulls at Condors"

  1. Ryan says:

    I’ll post here since I found the secret new thread first.

    Michael Benning next draft?

  2. flyfish1168 says:

    Will be interesting to see the energy level after playing more than a double last night

  3. geowal says:

    Any word on Caleb Jones?

  4. OriginalPouzar says:

    Still waiting for some intel on the lineup – got to assume Yamamoto and Marody weren’t just one day away and will be playing. Will they got with 12 forwards tonight? Malone and Russell each played over 40 minutes last night. If they do, would they move Day up to forward? Sit Day and insert Hebig or McLeod?

    Sit Bouchard who, again, hardly played last night.

  5. Bulging Twine says:

    I’d think that McLeod’s speed and fresh legs would be beneficial tonight

  6. OriginalPouzar says:

    geowal:
    Any word on Caleb Jones?

    He finished the game last night so I assume he’s find but I haven’t been able to find any lineup updates yet.

  7. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    Bulging Twine:
    I’d think that McLeod’s speed and fresh legs would be beneficial tonight

    Yes this could be a decent bet!

  8. Todd Macallan says:

    Friedman confirms offer of 5 x 5 for Holland, expects him to decide in next 24 hrs. Kyprios confirms full autonomy in all hockey ops

  9. fishman says:

    Todd Macallan:
    Friedman confirms offer of 5 x 5 for Holland, expects him to decide in next 24 hrs. Kyprios confirms full autonomy in all hockey ops

    So how does that type of confidential info get out??? I know Friedman is connected but don’t see any benefit to either party releasing that info???

  10. OriginalPouzar says:

    Friedman reporting Holland will get a 5 year contract offer with the Oil, for $5M per.

  11. OriginalPouzar says:

    That’s a big contract.

    Lets do this – hopefully the mandate gives him a bit of time and he isn’t pressured to produce a 180 in one off-season.

  12. OriginalPouzar says:

    Wells gets the start tonight.

    Day and Vesey are out and Christoffer and McLeod are in.

    Wow, we get to see McLeod and Bochard should get a regular shift.

    Lets do this.

    Big night!

  13. geowal says:

    OriginalPouzar: He finished the game last night so I assume he’s find but I haven’t been able to find any lineup updates yet.

    Ah thanks. I read in the last game comments that he’d gone down the tunnel with an injury so was concerned.

  14. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    fishman: So how does that type of confidential info get out??? I know Friedman is connected but don’t see any benefit to either party releasing that info???

    Shocking how unprofessional all of this has been.
    It is such a dysfunctional organization.
    Nichols should have been fired after the exit interviews for gross incompetence.

    Go condors!

  15. OriginalPouzar says:

    As anticipated, Bouchard will play with Stanton – really looking forward to seeing some more even strength minutes – he’s hardly played at evens.

  16. OriginalPouzar says:

    GordieHoweHatTrick: Shocking how unprofessional all of this has been.
    It is such a dysfunctional organization.
    Nichols should have been fired after the exit interviews for gross incompetence.

    Go condors!

    What has been unprofessional about the process?

    There has been hoards of conflicting information out there, reputable insiders posting information that conflicts with other reputable insiders.

    To me, the organization has been tight lipped and all this information is essentially speculation.

  17. OriginalPouzar says:

    Condors have their legs in the first 90 minutes – way better than the beginning of last night which had about 30 whistles in the first.

  18. OriginalPouzar says:

    Its not often that you see two back-ups meet in the playoffs when the starters are healthy and playing well.

  19. GordieHoweHatTrick says:

    OriginalPouzar: What has been unprofessional about the process?

    There has been hoards of conflicting information out there, reputable insiders posting information that conflicts with other reputable insiders.

    To me, the organization has been tight lipped and all this information is essentially speculation.

    Oh sorry. You are right. Most professional sports organizations run this way.

  20. OriginalPouzar says:

    McLeod starting the game with Callahan and Christoffer.

  21. Alex T says:

    I find myself wondering if McDavid’s camp has had any influence in current events.

    Any history between Orr and Holland?

  22. Bulging Twine says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    McLeod starting the game with Callahan and Christoffer.

    Good he’s playing

  23. OriginalPouzar says:

    Big save by Wells – quick shot of a n offensive faceoff win and then a big pad save on the rebound.

  24. Bulging Twine says:

    Todd Macallan:
    Friedman confirms offer of 5 x 5 for Holland, expects him to decide in next 24 hrs. Kyprios confirms full autonomy in all hockey ops

    Just to save some from getting too anticipatory – he said 24 -48 hrs

  25. OriginalPouzar says:

    Condors’ PP ineffective yet again – its been a while now.

    Christoffer takes a selfish retaliatory penalty – not good against the Gulls who have a lethal PP – hope for a big kill.

  26. Reja says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    Friedman reporting Holland will get a 5 year contract offer with the Oil, for $5M per.

    Now i see why nobody wanted the job for that chump change Katz is paying.

  27. OriginalPouzar says:

    Big PK play there by Malone to break up a cross-ice pass – Condors had shown their affiliation with the Oilers and failed to get the puck out a good 3 times and the Gulls had a good minute plus of pressure. Big play to get the clear – Malone is a very good player at this level.

  28. OriginalPouzar says:

    Wow – Wells with another solid save on a quick strike from the slot.

  29. Jethro Tull says:

    I’m really disappointed in the fake Oilers GM twitter account. There’s been soooo much ammo recently.

  30. OriginalPouzar says:

    Gulls with a late first period goal off a deflection.

  31. Professor Q says:

    Oddly enough, Kiefer Sherwood is sponsored by CCM, not Sher-Wood.

  32. OriginalPouzar says:

    GordieHoweHatTrick: Oh sorry. You are right. Most professional sports organizations run this way.

    That was a massive non-answer.

    What way?

    It seems that Nicholson is going about his process and we outsiders are reading and listening to all the talking heads, well, talk.

    What has the org done in the process that’s unprofessional?

  33. digger50 says:

    Nicholson is stupid, offering up his version of the big free agent Albatross contract. Holland has had his career and Bob will be paying him for his past not his future. Seems like silliness to me.

  34. Bulging Twine says:

    If you have to convince a guy to come do a job that is crazy intensive, is that a good plan?

  35. PokeCheck says:

    Is it possible to buy-out a GM’s contract before he even accepts the offer? Just asking the important questions.

  36. Nit64 says:

    OriginalPouzar:
    Friedman reporting Holland will get a 5 year contract offer with the Oil, for $5M per.

    ~ Lucic scores more goals But I hear Holland is better in the room. ~

  37. Genjutsu says:

    digger50:
    Nicholson is stupid, offering up his version of the big free agent Albatross contract. Holland has had his career and Bob will be paying him for his past not his future.Seems like silliness to me.

    Not sure if I agree with any of that. I don’t think Holland is done in any way. Detroit has been the model franchise for the past two decades.

    Sure things in Detroit got bad for a bit they clung to a party and waited too long to rebuild, however I think the ownership situation explains that.

  38. slopitch says:

    Im at the point where all i want is a new gm and 3-4 new mgmt voices and to hear about the oilers going all in on analytics. Hunter, Holland whomever. Keep KG as agm if u must but accept the current results arent good enough and start building again.

    Go condors!

  39. digger50 says:

    Genjutsu: Not sure if I agree with any of that. I don’t think Holland is done in any way.Detroit has been the model franchise for the past two decades.

    Sure things in Detroit got bad for a bit they clung to a party and waited too long to rebuild, however I think the ownership situation explains that.

    He may be more inclined to sit down, relax and enjoy a bottle of red wine for 5 M per season. Or maybe he’s still full of vinigar and start cleaning house, set up the org properly and groom up a couple of capable GM’s

    Hard to say, but I feel the analogy of overpaying a free agent for his past performance applies here.

  40. digger50 says:

    I’m not able to watch the game, was hoping for a few more updates…🙂

  41. Maoriduvpoojt says:

    slopitch:
    Im at the point where all i want is a new gm and 3-4 new mgmt voices and to hear about the oilers going all in on analytics. Hunter, Holland whomever. Keep KG as agm if u must but accept the current results arent good enough and start building again.

    Go condors!

    I am in the same place, if Holland manages to move out Looch & Russell, keeps Jesse, doesn’t trade away draft picks and hires a coach similar to Todd Nelson, I will trust him.

  42. Maoriduvpoojt says:

    Crickets….

  43. Pouzar says:

    Elliotte Friedman

    Verified account

    @FriedgeHNIC
    12m12 minutes ago
    More
    As we sign off for the night, Ken Holland’s decision on EDM’s substantial offer to be GM is expected in the next day or so. If he does join the Oilers, it is believed Dave Tippett will be in the coaching mix.

  44. Maoriduvpoojt says:

    Condors lose 4-1, the 4th an EN goal.

    Adam Cracknell, who didn’t play last night scores one (the empty netter) and adds 2 helpers and had 8 shots on goal. Isac Lundestrom had the same box scores and 3 shots.

    SD outshoot Condors 26 to 12 and lead 2-0 after 2 and a total of 39 to 28.

    McLeod gets an assist on Bear’s goal.

    Bouchard had 3 shots and was -1.

    Condors had 2 and Gulls had 4 players switched out for this game.

    Just reading the box scores, but looks like Boyle got the start, but didn’t finish due to injury as Glass played 11:08.

  45. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Well damn. Condors couldn’t grab the split in the first two games. Man do they miss Marody. Now down 2-0 to the godless Gulls, and have to make a come back in hostel territory. The Ducks did it to the oilers in 2016 (no thanks to some god-awful reffing). Maybe the Condors can return the favour? It would definitely leave a bad taste in my mouth if Dallas Eakins and the mini ducks knocked them out of the playoffs.

  46. OriginalPouzar says:

    Yup, they sure do miss Marody – it happened very few times this year but Woodcroft had the blender out last night trying to find something – didn’t work. Esposito between Currie and Benson just hasn’t been working.

  47. Ribs says:

    GordieHoweHatTrick: Shocking how unprofessional all of this has been.

    Hahahahahahhahhahahaha

    Good one.

    —-

    I think Tippett would be a great coach for a low powered defensive team with great goaltending.

    Shetttt. That’s not the Oilers at all, is it.

    I have a bad feeling about everything right now. That is usually not good. *hyperventilates*

    How about a Guy Boucher/Ken Hitchcock co-coach scenario?? Feck Feck Feck Fecckity Feck.

    http://www.nhltradetracker.com/user/trade_list_by_GM/Ken_Holland/138

    I’d look past the first page but it hurts too much.

  48. OriginalPouzar says:

    My new under the radar RD target – Tim Heed!

  49. gimme shelter says:

    Ken,Ken,Ken what could we do without you. Lots! You found your own successor in Stevie Y. Just fade into the sunset and let a younger man take your spot in Edmonton. Instead we get Kif. BOB should have been looking at young and upcoming AGM”s. He did not or they all turned him down.What a mess!

  50. Wilde says:

    Unbelievably filthy elbow to the head of Currie by Max Jones.

  51. Bulging Twine says:

    From Rod Pedersen’s blog this morning:

    I anticipate Ken Holland will be hired as GM of the Edmonton Oilers this week. Don’t believe the rumours that Dave Tippett will be his coach.

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