Inside the Condors Blog

Inside the Condors is back again for 2011-12. Check out ongoing thoughts, comments and observations from the Bakersfield Condors front office members, including President Matthew Riley, Vice President of Communications Kevin Bartl and others during the club's pursuit of the Kelly Cup.

HOLTY’S BLOG: Trade or no trade?

­­­Welcome back people! Holty’s blog is back, for one time only, at least until the offseason. Man, it feels good. I was just sitting around looking at old Condors trades and then friend of the blog, @KevinBartl said, “hey Holt, this smells like a blog.” I would have preferred it smell like bacon, but a [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: OFF TO ALASKA

So, I failed Condorstown. A couple weeks ago, I said that this blog would continue every week during the season. Obviously, the past two weeks have not featured a blog. So, I apologize.  It’s my blog, and I’ll do what I want … but, please take me back. We’re off to Alaska tomorrow for a [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: LIVE TONIGHT!

I am currently coming to you LIVE from the spacious breakfast bar/nook at the La Quinta Airport North Inn and Suites in lovely South San Francisco. The air is crisp, my Coke is cold, and we are ready for hockey. In a few hours’ time, we’ll don the suits, grab a cup of coffee, and [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: IT IS FINALLY HERE

The Bakersfield Condors are members of the ECHL. The Bakersfield Condors are not members of the East Coast Hockey League.  Just want to clarify this for all members of the national hockey insiders who decided to dabble into the world of the “Premier AA Hockey League” last night. If you missed it, allegedly, according to [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: Questions Going into the Season

According to my calendar, at this very moment next week, there will be 30+ players in Bakersfield getting prepared for the Condors first training camp of the Troy Mann era. Seven days. Otherwise known as 168 hours or 10,080 minutes. Or 604,800 seconds. In the words of @KevinBartl at our staff meeting yesterday …. PANIC. [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: OILERS YOUNG STARS

Have to be honest with you #Condorstown, the season crept up on me pretty quick. Good friend of the blog @GrizzliesVoice declared that the offseason was over on Tuesday and I realized that in exactly one month, players will be here. Using my deductive reasoning skills, which I spent $200K+ for an education to learn, [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: ECHL JERSEY POWER RANKINGS

Friends. Recently, the great website, Uni-Watch, unveiled their jersey power rankings for each of the four major sports and then a comprehensive list of all 122 major professional teams. (Click here to see the list) Congrats to Edmonton, who changed nothing, and still moved from 26 to 14 in the NHL and up to 60 [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: BEST LIVE MASCOTS

Queen Victoria, the Andean Condor with a 10-ft. wingspan, is not our mascot. I repeat, she is NOT our mascot. But, she is live, internationally known, and as announced two days ago, coming back to Condorstown on “Angry Birds Plush Hat Giveaway,” opening night, Friday, Oct.18. Condors, Angry Birds, a REAL Condor, and oh by the [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: MIDSUMMER RANKINGS

I got an email recently with a midsummer power rankings of the teams in the Western Conference as it stands now. Since I don’t want to reveal my own prognostications (if you know me, you know I don’t give predictions on anything Condors related ex: game scores, how many wins etc), I’ll just leave it [...]

HOLTY’S BLOG: DEFUNCT HOCKEY LOGOS

So far this summer, everything in Condorstown has been new. NEW General Manager, NEW Head Coach, NEW Assistant Coach, NEW Affiliation, NEW hockey offices, NEW Jerseys, and most recently, NEW website (tip of the cap to Jason Best and iSportsMedia by the way, they rock). There’s even been a NEW highway in Bakersfield this summer. [...]

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