BBG&CS: AHL Youth, Swiss Omark, & Tee Cannon

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Work that cannon, JOSH!
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“After two years with pretty minimal offensive impact – and even allowing for the low ice-time totals – it’s probably fair to wonder how much offence Klefbom will bring with him when he comes to North America.” via Cult of Hockey

“Marincin does have outstanding hands, especially impressive when you consider they’re attached to a stick that can reach the far blueline. His reach is a major asset in both offensive and defensive situations, and those hands will make a sharp breakout pass or lift an opponent’s stick and dispossess him as easy as a frog catching a fly. His positional play is still a work in progress, and in limited viewings I’ve found his response to emergency situations leaving me cold at times. Some of that stuff can be learned, and OKC is just the place to learn it.” – via Cult of Hockey

“We looked for the best players available at their position,” Arvanitis said. “We got bigger, quicker and I think it showed on the ice.” – via The Oklahoma Daily

“So, Lander, Petrell, Paajarvi and Hartikainen could end up in the minors? Sure. And VandeVelde or Green and Byers or Tyrvainen in the NHL? I’m saying there’s a chance.” – via Lowetide

“For the AHL, based on current rosters for the upcoming season for 2012-13 from Elite Prospects, the Hershey Bears ranks as the “oldest” AHL team with an average age of 24.82, and the youngest team is the Hamilton Bulldogs with an average of 22.17. The OKC Barons rank number 15 with an average age of 23.45.” – via Artful Puck

Maybe he’s a hidden gem? I imagine that’s why Columbus traded for him, and of course the Blue Jackets are Death Valley for hockey players. So, maybe….What if he has a very good season in OKC? Oilers might sign him and flush Eager. But I don’t think that happens until at least the deadline, as mentioned above.” – via Lowetide

“Harris says the Virginia Beach and Richmond areas would be combined to create a 3 million person designated market area. Although Virginia Beach and Richmond are about 100 miles apart, Harris said that’s similar to the distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, home to the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.” – via Fox11

“Omark’s time in Edmonton unfortunately coincided too closely with management’s decision to burn the team to the ground and start fresh by rebuilding through the draft. With that plan in place Omark found himself competing for time and space alongside much more highly touted players when he arrived in Edmonton. There are only so many choice assignments and easy minutes to go around and Omark wasn’t going to be the player to get them. Basically, he got here at the wrong time and was a victim of numbers.” – via Copper And Blue

“Weal and Marincin were high NHL draft picks in 2010 – the Edmonton Oilers selected Marincin in the second round and Weal went in the third round to the Los Angeles Kings. Both are 20 years old and have signed NHL contracts, thus they’re eligible to play in the minors this season. Neither player will attend Regina’s training camp as they prepare to join their respective AHL clubs – Weal with the Manchester Monarchs and Marincin with the Oklahoma City Barons.” – via Leader Post