Monday, September 17, 2007

First cuts at Oilers training camp

The Oilers sent 14 players packing in the first round of training camp cuts yesterday, including defenceman Theo Peckham, pictured above. Assigned are:

C Vitaly Karamnov (Everett, WHL)
C Milan Kytnar (Kelowna, WHL)

LW Colin McDonald (Springfield, AHL)
LW Geoff Paukovich (Springfield, AHL)
LW William Quist (Linkopings HC, Elitserien)

RW Jacob Micflikier (Springfield, AHL)
RW David Rohlfs (Springfield, AHL)

D Rick Berry (Springfield, AHL)
D Theo Peckham (Springfield, AHL)
D T.J. Reynolds (Springfield, AHL)
D Allan Rourke (Springfield, AHL)

G Glenn Fisher (Springfield, AHL)
G Bryan Pitton (Springfield, AHL)

And here's who left:

C Jonas Almtorp
C Kyle Brodziak
C Andrew Cogliano
C Shawn Horcoff
C Fredrik Johansson
C Marc Pouliot
C Marty Reasoner
C Rob Schremp
C Ben Simon
C Tyler Spurgeon
C Jarret Stoll
C Zach Stortini

LW Troy Bodie
LW Ryan Flinn
LW Stephane Goulet
LW Adam Huxley
LW Jean-Francois Jacques
LW Ethan Moreau
LW Robert Nilsson
LW Dustin Penner
LW Geoff Sanderson
LW Tim Sestito
LW Patrick Thoresen
LW Raffi Torres
LW Viacheslav Trukhno

RW Anson Carter
RW Ales Hemsky
RW Ryan O'Marra

D Sebastien Bisaillon
D Tom Gibert
D Denis Grebeshkov
D Matt Greene
D T.J. Kemp
D Alex Plante
D Joni Pitkanen
D Mathieu Roy
D Ladislav Smid
D Sheldon Souray
D Steve Staios
D Dan Syvret
D Dick Tarnstrom
D Bryan Young

G Jeff Deslauriers
G Devan Dubnyk
G Mathieu Garon
G Dwayne Roloson

Man, that's a lot of defencemen. And do we really only have three natural right-wingers at camp?


Alex said...

That list looks iffy to me. I thought Thoresen and Stortini were both RW.

No surprise about Peckham though. We're so deep on D, there's no way he'd make the team and you might as well let him start gelling with his Falcons teammates. I think he'll probably make top four for the Falcons

Chris! said...

Wouldn't surprise me if the list had errors. It came straight from the Oilers site, but didn't even list Anson Carter or Geoff Sanderson.

Black Dog said...

A lot of these guys play multiple positions - O'Marra is a centre. Thoresen can play all three positions up front. Same with Brodziak. Nilsson plays both wings. Sanderson too. Among the cuts McDonald is a RW, I believe. Pouliot has started on the wing.

I think Peckham sounds like a solid prospect. Unless the Oilers move Greene likely Gilbert and Roy (if he doesn't get picked up on waivers) and Bryan Young will be in Springfield. Plus Kemp, Berry, Rourke, Reynolds. Shit they do have a lot of D. That doesn't even count Syvret.

Of course if we learned anything from last year its that you can't have enough D.

mike w said...

Completely unrelated: I'm still mad about those stupid new jerseys.

PJ said...

Any ideas where Brad Gilbert fits into the team this year?

Black Dog said...

pj - I think Gilbert is ready but the fact that they can send him down without going through waivers and that he has a two way contract makes him ninth out of nine. I think they send him down until they move someone or someone gets hurt. Shame because I think he's ready to play bottom pair minutes - he has a nice skill set - big, good skater, moves the puck well, nice instincts.

Mattstro Disastro said...

The Reaz with three assists tonight. Not too shabby.

Cam Fraser said...

I'm expecting a comment later this week from mike w along the lines of: "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to get a new jersey!"

court said...

If Geoff Paukovich never ever makes the show as an Oiler, I'll be a happy camper. >:|