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07-09-2010, 04:46 PM
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Wonder if it's a 2 or 1 way?
if it is a one way management should be shot

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07-09-2010, 04:48 PM
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He grew up an Oilers fan. Buchberger was his favorite player.
This makes plenty of sense when combined with his getting beaten on by Strudwick and Stortini.

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07-09-2010, 04:49 PM
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Who is making these minor league signings?

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07-09-2010, 04:58 PM
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Knew B.O. from school...will be a trip if he gets a call up and plays at home.

Good for him...has great leadership...

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07-09-2010, 05:07 PM
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Ryan Rishaug's twitter says..

"Ondrus 550k nhl, 125 ahl 1 year 2 way deal"

https://twitter.com/TSNRyanRishaug

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07-09-2010, 05:09 PM
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If i recall he got owned by both of them.
Yeah but he is very willing to chuck them and stick up for his teammates. He is more of a middleweight fighter right. Sort of in the Rick Rypien, Ian Laperriere, Brandon Prust, Colin Fraser type of fighters category.

Stortini and Strudwick both have a few inches on him and weigh about 35-40 pounds heavier. I just figured I would throw a little context into your comment.


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Who is making these minor league signings?
As near as most can figure. It is likely assistant GM Rick Olczyk.


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if it is a one way management should be shot
You might want to shoot the Maple Leafs management as well. Because he was on a 2-way NHL contract last season too. In fact his AHL salary looks like it is about 5k less than last season.

He has played 52 NHL games so far in his career. So apparently he is an okay call up option should the injury bug hit hard once again.


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07-09-2010, 05:13 PM
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if it is a one way management should be shot
Why? It would not guarantee him a spot on the NHL team. It would not affect his waiver eligibility at all. If he's on the AHL team, he would not impact the Oilers cap number at all. All it means is that he gets a bit more money to play on the farm. (Keep in mind, two way deals for veteran "high level" AHLers often have a pretty high AHL salary level anyways, like 550/250 NHL/AHL).

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07-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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Ben used to live near my when I was all of 5 years old and he was like 8.

He is a good kid, from a good family.

Very happy to see this, infact my Father used to watch leafs games specifically to watch Ondrus.

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07-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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Good for him; I knew him growing up and he's a pretty good kid.

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07-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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07-09-2010, 08:09 PM
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http://okcbarons.com/index.cfm?fa=in...9-900d1e2004ed

Colin McDonald was also apparently signed today. But it is a straight AHL contract he signed.

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07-09-2010, 08:17 PM
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http://okcbarons.com/index.cfm?fa=in...9-900d1e2004ed

Colin McDonald was also apparently signed today. But it is a straight AHL contract he signed.
Looks like Jake Taylor was also signed to an AHL deal as per the Oilers twitter...

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07-09-2010, 10:20 PM
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Looks like Jake Taylor was also signed to an AHL deal as per the Oilers twitter...
Yeah we had a thread on that a few days ago. I guess they just now announced it there on the Barons site.

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07-09-2010, 11:35 PM
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Yeah we had a thread on that a few days ago. I guess they just now announced it there on the Barons site.
Thanks for the add on, i guess McDonald was a later addition

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07-10-2010, 12:34 AM
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So where does that leave the team with the # of Vet spots on the team next year? The guys who have play 260+ pro games are:

Giroux
Moran
Reddox
Petiot
Reddox
Taylor

Does this mean that there's no vet goalie on the way, or are there different rules applying to them? Also, the immobility on defence is still going to be a major issue for the team, with only Petry & Chorney being good skaters.

Petiot-Petry
Choreny-Plante
Taylor-Motin

A snail could beat most of those guys to the outside... Not to mention, how many of them can make an effective first pass?

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07-10-2010, 12:41 AM
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Also, the immobility on defence is still going to be a major issue for the team, with only Petry & Chorney being good skaters.

Petiot-Petry
Choreny-Plante
Taylor-Motin

A snail could beat most of those guys to the outside... Not to mention, how many of them can make an effective first pass?
Well from what little I know about Petiot. I believe he is supposed to have decent mobility and a decent first pass out of the zone. Petry has a nice first pass, accurate and cleanly on the tape. Chorney can make a solid first pass out of the zone and Plante is not too bad in that area. Jake Taylor sucks at it. He is a chip off the glass sort of guy. Motin is just so-so at moving the puck out. I would say overall the mobility and first pass ability is better than last season. Though that is not a super mean feat.

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07-10-2010, 12:57 AM
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I'm glad mcDonald decided to stay. I don't think the book is closed on that kid. So if it is strictly an AHL contract, does that mean that he won't be at the Oilers main camp?

And Ondrus, Giroux, and moran are very, very solid AHL signings.

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07-10-2010, 01:26 AM
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I'm glad mcDonald decided to stay. I don't think the book is closed on that kid. So if it is strictly an AHL contract, does that mean that he won't be at the Oilers main camp?
If he signed an AHL only contract he is no longer Oiler property and is free to sign with any other NHL team when his contract expires. As far as I know...

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07-10-2010, 02:05 AM
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Stortini and Strudwick both have a few inches on him and weigh about 35-40 pounds heavier. I just figured I would throw a little context into your comment.
Yeah , but the point stands . He got owned , twice , on a night he was the one looking for a fight .

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07-10-2010, 03:05 AM
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I watched Ondrus play hockey in Swift Current. Watched him score alot of "garbage" goals. Nothing fancy but he gets the job done. Took a puck in the face off of the post. He was out the next shift. Dropped the mitts without hesitation. He's a players player. Unibrow and all. Ok city will love this guy. Grew attitude issues when he was hanging with J. Williams. Good addition and a great role player.

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07-10-2010, 03:08 AM
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Knew B.O. from school...will be a trip if he gets a call up and plays at home.

Good for him...has great leadership...
Where'd you go to school? If you don't mind me asking.

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07-10-2010, 09:18 AM
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Yeah , but the point stands . He got owned , twice , on a night he was the one looking for a fight .
Yeah he did so what? He is not a very good fighter against guys much bigger than he is? I personally just like seeing guys who are willing to play gritty, mix up and drop the gloves if need be. That is one of the reasons I like Colin Fraser, who fights fairly often too and loses his fair share of them.

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07-10-2010, 09:39 AM
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Yeah he did so what? He is not a very good fighter against guys much bigger than he is? I personally just like seeing guys who are willing to play gritty, mix up and drop the gloves if need be. That is one of the reasons I like Colin Fraser, who fights fairly often too and loses his fair share of them.
Well so long as he's an AHL signing I guess it doesn't really matter . Its just that the board doesn't seem to think Stortini and Strudwick are tough enough so it would stand to reason that a guy who got tuned that badly by both of them isn't going to help much in the toughness department .

52 NHL games , zero goals and two assists . I think its safe to say he wasn't picked up to score . In fact he looks like JFJ version 2 . Not trying to be confrontational but I don't see the point of picking this guy up . Can't fight , can't score ; am I missing something ?

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If he signed an AHL only contract he is no longer Oiler property and is free to sign with any other NHL team when his contract expires. As far as I know...
Yes, he is currently an NHL free agent, and can sign with anyone.

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07-10-2010, 10:16 AM
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Well so long as he's an AHL signing I guess it doesn't really matter . Its just that the board doesn't seem to think Stortini and Strudwick are tough enough so it would stand to reason that a guy who got tuned that badly by both of them isn't going to help much in the toughness department .

52 NHL games , zero goals and two assists . I think its safe to say he wasn't picked up to score . In fact he looks like JFJ version 2 . Not trying to be confrontational but I don't see the point of picking this guy up . Can't fight , can't score ; am I missing something ?
That they picked him up for the farm team?

He is a veteran leader (captain of the Leafs farm team the last few seasons), hard worker, character guy that is a good example down in OKC for the kids. He plays gritty, I assume is a PK guy and sticks up for his teammates. Also obviously if we run into bad injury problems once again, he is a call up option (say if we have injuries to a 4th line guy or two). For all of those reasons he was a good pick up IMO.

Also on a side note. If a guy loses a couple fights, does that mean he can not fight at all? I think people overrate that sometimes and under appreciate how much it means to teammates that they are willing to show up. Also I am not sure that speaks for the whole board. Because I do not agree that Stortini and Strudwick are not tough enough at least as far as light heavyweight type fighters go. They can both handle themselves fine. Though Strudwick's useful days as player are long gone, but that is a different discussion I guess.

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