Thread: Prospect Info: Oilerrrr I Mean Barons '12-13 Thread
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09-18-2012, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Posted this on the NHL polls board:

I guess it will be a 76 game season not an 80 game season this should obviously drive the numbers down a bit.

Per the Barons website: Oklahoma City will play 44 of its 76 games against its South Division opponents, the Houston Aeros (12 games), San Antonio Rampage (12 games), Texas Stars (12 games) and Charlotte Checkers (8 games).

They also play:
Milwaukee 4 times
Grand Rapids 4 times
Lake Eerie 4 times
Abbotsford 4 times
Chicago 4 times
Rockford 4 times

That's a total of 68 of 76 games against 10 opponents.

So who do these teams have that are down there or coming down that would give the Barons fits?

Last years records for these teams:

'11-12 Season All Teams Played 76 games
San Antonio (Florida) 87 points 197GF 204GA
Houston (Minnesota) 86 points 202GF 206GA
Texas (Stars) 67 points 224GF 251GA
Charlotte (Carolina) 85 points 209GF 214GA
Milwaukee (Nashville) 87 points 210GF 190GA
Abbotsford (Calgary) 92 points 200GF 201GA
Grand Rapids (Detroit) 77 points 245GF 249GA
Chicago (Vancouver) 91 points 213GF 193GA
Rockford (Chicago) 79 points 207GF 228GA
Lake Eerie (Colorado) 84 points 189GF 210GA

Last year's Barons:
99 points 213GF 176GA


Without putting too much though into it these teams will be getting boosts from their NHL clubs:

Charlotte (Skinner and Faulk)
Abbotsford (Baertschi)
Lake Eerie (Landeskog)
Milwaukee (Ellis, maybe Josi?)
Houston (Brodin, Granlund?, maybe Phillips as well?)
San Antonio (Petrovic)


These teams may have others coming as well that I am unaware of, but most won't be all that much better.
I don't believe Landeskog was assigned to Lake Erie. Rumors of Norway and Sweden.

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