ex-Kings

Lowetide: Writing Off O’Sullivan

It looks like the Oilogosphere has made up its mind about Patrick O’Sullivan. He’s been an Oiler for over half a season and hasn’t delivered close to his established level of ability. It’s my belief that if we took a long look at O’Sullivan’s successful seasons 05-06 in the minors and 07-08 in the majors…

Gare Joyce reflects on the effects of getting cut in juniors

I remember Mike Comrie and Matt Zultek tearing it up in the last exhibition game on the eve of the cut and yet they still got the early wake-up call. “Sour” doesn’t start to describe their reaction. Comrie has gone on to a pretty decent NHL career, although not one distinguished by team success and…

The Hockey News/The Hot List: The Hot List: Panik room

6. Nick Bjugstad, C – Blaine Bengals (Minn. HS): A towering 6-foot-5, 190-pound pivot, Bjugstad will be one to watch on the Minnesota high school circuit this year. The Golden Gophers commit already hung a hat trick on a good Roseau team and the points won’t stop there. Draft eligible in 2010. Scott Bjugstad’s nephew.…

The American Hockey League | AHL announces suspensions

The AHL also announced that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Dan Cloutier has been suspended for one (1) game as a result of his actions in a game vs. Manitoba on Dec. 6. Cloutier was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 51.4 after being assessed a match penalty for roughing. Cloutier will miss Rockford’s game on…

The Copper & Blue weighs the value of Patrick O’Sullivan

When O’Sullivan was acquired at the trade deadline, his acquisition along with a second round draft pick in exchange for impending UFA Erik Cole and a 5th rounder was widely considered a master stroke by Oilers‘ GM Steve Tambellini. “We got two years plus of O’Sullivan for 20 games of Cole … what a steal!” went the…

Not ready for prime time – The Copper & Blue

Several still-not-ready-for-prime-time players have posted some underwhelming numbers at both ends of the rink: Robert Nilsson, 1 goal, -12; J.F. Jacques, 2 goals, -9; Patrick O’Sullivan, 4 goals, -11. Ouch, ouch, and more ouch. via Not ready for prime time – The Copper & Blue.