BBG&CS: OKC Transactions, Sunday Long Reads, Cornet, Hovinen, Sabres, Stars & Cowboys

Thanksgiving week is upon us and we are expecting some light snow today, moving in from the southwest, so relax, grab that second or third cup of coffee and sit a spell.

| For those of you who are a bit lost with the OKC Barons recent transfers, here is the list of November’s 32 transfers through this morning Nov. 24th. Yes, they’ve been busy with transfer paperwork. Normally the team announces transfers with a nice brief article … but we haven’t seen one of those in a while. Some of the transfers are “paper” only, Arcobello’s transfer for instance, and some players merely “passing” through on their way elsewhere, Chet Pickard for instance. This season seems to be one where MacT has a quick “recall” and “send down” trigger finger. I’ve now lost track of how many veterans are on the team here in OKC — there are limits to how many vets can play on a given night, so expect to see a number of them up in the stands each game night. And YES — there ARE a lot of Goalies, Centers and Defensemen moving around the organization this month.

DATE PLAYER TEAM   TRANSACTION
11/22/2013 Steve MacIntyre (LW) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/19/2013 Jason LaBarbera (G) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/18/2013 Alex Lavoie (C) Oklahoma City DEL Released from PTO
11/18/2013 Curtis Hamilton (LW) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/17/2013 Ilya Bryzgalov (G) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/16/2013 Alex Lavoie (C) Oklahoma City ADD Signed to PTO
11/16/2013 Mark Arcobello (C) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/16/2013 Oscar Klefbom (D) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/15/2013 Mark Arcobello (C) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/15/2013 Oscar Klefbom (D) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/12/2013 Corey Potter (D) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/12/2013 Taylor Fedun (D) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/11/2013 Ilya Bryzgalov (G) Oklahoma City ADD Conditioning loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/11/2013 Mario Lamoureux (C) Oklahoma City DEL Released from PTO
11/08/2013 Ben Eager (LW) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/08/2013 Chet Pickard (G) Oklahoma City DEL Loaned to Bakersfield (ECHL)
11/08/2013 Chet Pickard (G) Oklahoma City ADD Signed to SPC
11/08/2013 Joel Broda (C) Oklahoma City DEL Released from PTO
11/08/2013 Laurent Brossoit (G) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/08/2013 Linus Omark (LW) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/08/2013 Olivier Roy (G) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/08/2013 Roman Horak (C) Oklahoma City ADD Loaned from Edmonton (NHL)
11/07/2013 Justin Maylan (C) Oklahoma City DEL Released from PTO
11/05/2013 Linus Omark (LW) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/05/2013 Ryan Hamilton (LW) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/04/2013 Taylor Fedun (D) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)
11/03/2013 David Musil (D) Oklahoma City ADD Reassigned by Edmonton (NHL) from Bakersfield (ECHL)
11/03/2013 Martin Gernat (D) Oklahoma City ADD Reassigned by Edmonton (NHL) from Bakersfield (ECHL)
11/02/2013 Anton Lander (C) Oklahoma City ADD Returned on loan from Edmonton (NHL)
11/01/2013 David Musil (D) Oklahoma City DEL Reassigned by Edmonton (NHL) to Bakersfield (ECHL)
11/01/2013 Martin Gernat (D) Oklahoma City DEL Reassigned by Edmonton (NHL) to Bakersfield (ECHL)
11/01/2013 Philip Larsen (D) Oklahoma City DEL Recalled from loan by Edmonton (NHL)

— via AHL.com

| NHL.com has initiated  a new Sunday feature called “Sunday Long Read” which has been a very nice addition. This week Corey Masisak’s article “Sid vs. Ovi has defined generation” delves into the the long-standing rivalry between these two teams and players:

“With the city covered in two feet of snow, the teams played what will always be remembered in this area as the “Snowvechkin” game: a 5-4 overtime victory for the Capitals. Crosby scored the first two goals, and Ovechkin answered with a hat trick to help force overtime before Mike Knuble’s rebound at the goalmouth let Washington prevail.” — via Corey Masisak at NHL.com. And click here to read more Sunday Long Read’s.

| Two former OKC Barons players have been traded to new teams this week:

Philippe Cornet — Announced in [Nov. 22nd] AHL transactions, San Antonio Rampage have traded Cornet to the Charlotte Checkers in return for Adam Brace. All the best, Philippe!

Niko Hovinen — Metallurg Novokuznetsk has traded Hovinen to the Vladivostok Admirals. The road trips and airline mileage will be excessive for the Admirals, but I hear the seafood is fantastic there. Good luck Niko! — via ArtfulPuck.

| If you ever wondered what exactly a professional hockey equipment manager does, follow David Williams (@Hockeyequipmgr) of the Buffalo Sabres. His photographs will surprise and delight you with not only the facets of his job, but also the beauty of that side of the business:

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| Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames November 14th game. Kari Lehtonen is a cool customer. 

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| And just in case you were in hibernation last night, Oklahoma State (ranked 11th) beat Baylor (ranked 3rd) …. 49 to 17 last night in a very COLD college football game in Stillwater.

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– You know that place in The Daily Oklahoman? The one between Big Game & Club Soccer? That’s where you may find some Barons coverage. For the rest of the news, check out BBG&CS every weekend.  –