Game 3 Pacific Division Finals: Condors at Gulls

by Lowetide

The San Diego Gulls, the hockey Gods and luck conspired against the Bakersfield Condors on the weekend and the team finds itself down 2-0 and on the road in the Pacific Division finals. This is the part of the western where our hero looks at his young partner and says “we’re up against it, little Joe, I’m not gonna lie to you.” Can the Condors shoot their way out of trouble?

Ken Holland will be in attendance tonight, I hope all these kids impress. I hope Logan Day and Evan Polei play well enough to get NHL contracts, and that Tyler Benson plays well enough to wedge his name somewhere in Holland’s furrowed brow for the rest of the summer and into fall.

https://twitter.com/NicholsOnHockey/status/660211052051718144

Ken Holland will be looking for speed merchants, that means Caleb Jones is going to stand out. He’s going to look for the head man pass, Evan Bouchard’s wheelhouse. A big chance for young Ryan McLeod, who will play on the big line.

Don’t get too excited about tonight’s lineup, chances are fewer players than hoped for will make the NHL. What Oilers fans badly need is for Holland to identify the Brossoit, Oesterle, Khaira and Pitlick from the group and retain them for the long haul. The famous sentence has two parts to it: Get good players, keep good players.

65 comments
0

You may also like

0 0 vote
Article Rating
65 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
N64

Kinger_Oil.redux: Keith, hopefully they find another AGM to “compete” with him.

That’s the realistic question I’m interested in. Will Holland pull in a future GM candidate as a 2nd AGM? Like KG’s draft work, but the coop-etiton of a 2nd GM is best for the team and probably best for KG in terms of getting to GM here or elsewhere.

Kinger_Oil.redux

Nit64,

– I guess we can hope, but who are we kidding.

– MacT down there with Keith, being all part of the team and stuff. MacT isn’t going anywhere, and Keith, hopefully they find another AGM to “compete” with him.

– MacT and Keith: “Hey Holly, great you came down. Looking forward to working with you. That last GM: I never agreed with any of the moves he made. Ask Keith: we were dead set and spoke to each other about the moves”

– “And on top of that, we didn’t have any say. Chia was the boss”

– “But this Bakersfield team: that’s what I’m all about. This is my team, I built it”

– “So we are pumped that your here: let me tell you about my experience hiring and firing coaches. And if you ever need to railroad a guy, I will give you Stauffer’s direct line.”

– “I wish we didn’t sign Lucic. Pool, what do you think: we’ve done an awesome job teaching him lessons? That Koski, what a brutal signing. Kailer: let’s slot him with McD again at start of season”

” And look, even though I worked with Chia at two places where he got fired: all he had to do was listen to me, and we would have been a lot better”

BONE207

Nit64: ~ That Dinosaur Holland doesn’t know how to use Skype ~

His Etch-a-Sketch skills are off the charts though. He can do circular drawings

N64

Kinger_Oil.redux:
– It’s not going change much: we hoped for the best:

” Holland flew on the private plane of Oilers owner Daryl Katz following Tuesday’s press conference to join Oilers personnel Keith Gretzky and Craig MacTavish”

~ That Dinosaur Holland doesn’t know how to use Skype ~

slopitch

Wow what a game by the sound of it!

Kinger_Oil.redux

– It’s not going change much: we hoped for the best:

” Holland flew on the private plane of Oilers owner Daryl Katz following Tuesday’s press conference to join Oilers personnel Keith Gretzky and Craig MacTavish”

N64

The Trade Guy:
OriginalPouzar,

Yeah but OT winners are as good as it gets. Even if Joe is the reason they were in OT.

If it’s all about critical goals they were 11 seconds from being down 3-0 when Benson triumphed. The OT winner in 33 seconds was nice, but they had all night (and longer as per game 1) to score the OT goal. 😉

5 pt night for Joe is the better pick.

The Trade Guy

OriginalPouzar,

Yeah but OT winners are as good as it gets. Even if Joe is the reason they were in OT.

OriginalPouzar

Funny that Lagesson’s OT goal gets him the games 1st star – big goal and he finished with 1G, plus 1 with 1 shot while the game’s second star, Joe G. finished with 2G/3A, plus 4 with 4 shots.

OriginalPouzar

What a comeback – they were down 6-4 with 9 to go and Malone from Lowe and Bouchard put then to within one and then, as mentioned, Benson ties it up with 10 seconds to go from Malone and Joe G and Lagesson wins it in OT from Jones and Joe G.

3G and 2A on the night for Joe.

Farnsworth Paradox

Just posted this in the previous thread, but thought I’d add it here:

Hi all,

Normally I don’t bother commenting, as I prefer to hide under my rock and catch up by reading the threads and valuable comments at night, but I thought I would venture out for a moment to make one quick observation about the press conference. Nicholson gets a lot of well-deserved criticism and I am decidedly NOT a fan of his… but he has been getting a fair amount of criticism (from some people at least) for “jumping in” on that question about, essentially, getting rid of the problems in management that everyone can see are there. But, I remembered it differently and just went back to the video to confirm my memory. Gregor actually addressed that question to “Bob or Daryl”. It was never meant as a question for Holland. Again, not a fan of Bob and there is plenty to criticize him for, but I thought I’d at least attempt to correct the public record on that one…

*Scuttles back under rock*

SwedishPoster

Pescador: Still plenty of tits around

This made me think of when british tv host Simon Amstell introduced Peter Andre as “Jordan’s(his then wife) third favourite tit and second favourite twat”.

JustWatt

Lagesson with the winner just 39 seconds into OT. Nice come from behind win for the Big Birds.

geowal

Looks like Lagesson won it in OT?

N64

Benson 10 seconds left 6-6

N64

Malone 2 min penalty with 2:42 left

N64

Malone 6-5. 9 mins left.

N64

Steel made it 6-4 Gulls @ 07:11. 10 mins left.

Professor Q

Another injury to the Bear-Jones duo won’t do.

Edmonton just can’t catch an injury break.

dolenator

Dang 5-4 gulls

OriginalPouzar

Professor Q:
Woah. I just realised that Caleb Jones is the Captain, and not Keegan Lowe?

Or is something funky here with the website? Good for him, if it is true, though.

Bad for me for not noticing before now. No Alternates, however?

Keegan Lowe is 100% the captain.

The website is incorrect.

Jethro Tull

Pescador: Still plenty of tits around

I’ll take Le tits now for 400, Aleksh.

bwar

Nit64,

Kevin Boyle and Dylan Wells played last game and now Skinner and Erikkson Ek are the backups today. So neither of the starters from last game dressed tonight.

Professor Q

Woah. I just realised that Caleb Jones is the Captain, and not Keegan Lowe?

Or is something funky here with the website? Good for him, if it is true, though.

Bad for me for not noticing before now. No Alternates, however?

OriginalPouzar

Bouchard tripped up and Joe G. gets the hatty on the PP off a rebound.

We are all tied up at 4.

Gust and Benson with the assists.

Joe G. wants an NHL job next year.

N64

bwar:
OriginalPouzar,

Saw that before the game, I think both teams swapped backups after game 2, seems a bit strange.

Think they swapped after the night after the game 1 4OT and then swapped back after game 2.

bwar

OriginalPouzar,

Saw that before the game, I think both teams swapped backups after game 2, seems a bit strange.

OriginalPouzar

Interesting that Skinner is the back-up – Wells has been the more prominent goalie this year and even started game 2.

OriginalPouzar

and the Gulls take a 4-3 lead on the PP.

Wow, from up 3-1 to down 4-3 in short order.

Skinner coming in to replace Starrett.

OriginalPouzar

and another defensive zone turnover and the game is tied at 3.

Two goals off Condor tunrovers in 20 seconds.

OriginalPouzar

Patrick Russell with a poor play at the Condors’ blueline, doesn’t get the puck out and the Gulls score.

That is not going to impress the new GM.

OriginalPouzar

Bouch gets a shift but ends up in the box for interference.

OriginalPouzar

In case anyone is wondering how he’s playing, I think Bouch might have only had two shifts so far.

OriginalPouzar

Wow – Currie carries the puck in to the zone on a 3 on 3 – he button hooks, makes a backhand pass to the middle and Bear rips in home under the bar – fun goal!

3-1 Condors!

Benson with the 2nd assist.

bwar

Condors look like a different team out there tonight. Benson line is getting some pressure but McLeod still needs a bit more chemistry with his linemates. Good first period, lets keep it going.

OriginalPouzar

Although I’ve really only seen the first two periods of each of the games given the start times, that was by far the most entertaining period – much more open ice than any other period I’ve seen in the series.

Pescador

Gerta Rauss:
This blog was running low on augmented bosoms

Still plenty of tits around

OriginalPouzar

Joe G. with a lovely pass to the slot to set up Jones for a point blank chance but he couldn’t bury it.

OriginalPouzar

Joe G. gets that one right back – walks out from behind the net to the bottom for the circles and rooks one over the goalies shoulder short side — not great on the goalie who was on his knees and didn’t react well and terrible defence as Joe was allowed to walk out uncontested but also a very nice shot by Joe.

OriginalPouzar

Damn centering pass takes a lucky deflection right to a Gull who buries an easy one – bad break goal.

OriginalPouzar

Another solid offensive zone possession shift for the Benson/McLeod/Currie line.

Professor Q

A former Oiler. Had to be.

Cracknell with a wide open goal.

godot10

Gerta Rauss:
This blog was running low on augmented bosoms

PG-Rated GOT….er…GDT.

OriginalPouzar

Currie stopped on a clear cut shorthanded breakaway – damn.

Oil2Oilers

OriginalPouzar:
Samorukov finishes with a couple of assists, plus 1 with 4 shots in a 5-4 win as Guelph evens the series at 2.

As far as I can tell Detroit does not have any draft picks on Guelph this season. Giovanni Smith was there the last few years. I was happy Holland knew Samoruko’s name let’s hope he has kept track of him this season/post season as it has been a break out year.

Gerta Rauss

This blog was running low on augmented bosoms

godot10

Lowetide:
This is the GDT.

Winter is coming.

Oops.

My eyesight is going.

Ryan

Watching with no volume and plenty of distractions.

What was the coaches challenge for? Wtf

Professor Q

That seemed like a dive to me. I know it would hurt to get hit in the teeth, but he reacted like 3 seconds after contact and it seemed like he got shot.