While Oklahomans insist on believing that 100 degrees is a respite, I choose to believe the complete opposite. Because if it ain’t 70, it ain’t cool. And because of this, I divert your eyes to some yummy frozen blog goodness with Barons interests (and a few to the contrary). So, grab your battery operated fan (yes, you still need it) and enjoy.
“He’s an Ovechkin fan now.”
“Teubert is almost there for crying out loud. People talk about him being a failed 1st round draft pick like he’s playing in the ECHL. Colten Teubert was taken #13 overall four years ago, is now playing the AHL at level par or better and has enjoyed a prolonged stretch as an NHL defenseman. I think Oiler fans are getting spoiled by the #1 overall selections. We shouldn’t forget this guy, he will come in handy. He may never be more than a #5D, he may never be any better than Theo Peckham is right now. But we don’t know that, and even if he ends up being exactly that, Colten Teubert should have a career.”
“Work with the Edmonton Oilers training team to implement similar programs in Oklahoma City Work with the OKC GM and Head Coach on program planning on a weekly basis for the players”
“The Islanders, Carolina and Minnesota didn’t even have a single player play 40 games and best Paajarvi’s possession numbers. Four other teams had players with the possession numbers, but none were 15 goal scorers. Seven teams had just one player make it. Of those 14 teams, just three made the playoffs, two on the back of Vezina-level goaltender, the other by sneaking through an awful division.12 of the 14 teams with the most of these type of players made the playoffs. Good teams have good players.”
via Copper & Blue
“In Alex Plante’s case, the series of concussions has taken a toll, slowing his development and jeopardizing his future. While the Oilers saw fit to re-sign him this summer upon the expiry of his entry-level contract, he’s now reached that phase of his career where he will have to clear waivers before being sent back to OKC. Along the blueline he’s one of eight veteran pros in that boat; without a doubt he ranks eighth among them on the depth chart, and is also looking up at Justin Schultz and likely Teubert as well. Nipping at his heels is an impressive group of recent recruits. The clock is ticking, and despite his pedigree and promise, Plante may soon be running out of time.”
via Cult of Hockey