It’s been just over a week since the Oilers dealt Dustin Penner to the Los Angeles Kings for Colten Teubert and some picks, and Colten Teubert has had a couple of games on the farm.
So how’s the new guy fitting in?
“…If I continue to improve skating, my skills, my shot, i think uh, my strength, I think I’ll get the opportunity to go up one day”
Sometimes, a quote is just a quote. If I just got done putting eight minutes in (plus :45 seconds at the end of the period) and I’m walking back through the hallway, I’d likely not be at the top of my game when someone asks me what I was trying to do for the last 30 seconds in my zone. How’d you play? Great.
When I hear Colten Teubert give that quote while he’s being interviewed in street clothes, it leads me to believe one of two things…
- Colten Teubert is incredibly humble, or
- Steve Tambellini dumped Dustin Penner for two picks and a kid who has an outside chance of playing Strudwick minutes
His statistics with Manchester don’t jump off the page and sing to me, it’s true (New guy Kevin Montgomery’s stats with Lake Erie are pretty comparable), but it’s pretty early in Teubert’s tenure with the Oilers/Barons to throw rocks. Teubert has picked himself up two goals in just two games, and is +2 with the Barons so far. That’s not awful shabby.
The Barons are just a couple of points out of a playoff spot in the AHL’s Western Conference. With the Oilers certainly out of the playoff hunt, a playoff run for the Barons would be an excellent opportunity to see some more Colten Teubert before next season.
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