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I love that little red headed bastard

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

How can you not love Liam Reddox? At 5’11” and just 178 lbs he’s probably been told more times than he cares to count that he isn’t big enough to play in the NHL. If you made a list of the most talented players within the Oilers organization you wouldn’t find him anywhere near the top. And yet Reddox is a guy that simply gets things done when he’s inserted into the lineup.

Reddox’s games isn’t flashy but he fills his role to a tee. Last night he skated alongside Brule and Omark and even though he was on the ice for just 11:28 but he managed to contribute in that time. He made a great pass from behind the Wings net to Brule in the slot for the Oilers first goal. He skated his ass off all night and his four hits were the most any players was credited with. If you’re looking for a downside to his game last night you could find it on the Wings third goal where he probably should have picked up Draper as he was streaking to the net; but one mistake shouldn’t colour the whole game. Read more…

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Oilers Sign Gagner

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Oilers and Sam Gagner have reached an agreement on a two year deal worth an average of $2.275 M. The first thought in my head when I heard of the signing was “finally”. Well actually it was “what the hell took so damn long”. September is nearly here and the Oilers and yet there were still contracts to be hammered out with both Gagner and Cogliano. Crossing off “Contract with Sam Gagner” now leaves a new contract with Cogliano alone at the top of Steve Tambellini’s to do list. Trade Souray should be up there too but I would bet that it’s on the back burner right now when compared to getting these deals finished.

The biggest hurdle with the Gagner and Cogliano deals is the term; Tambellini said as much in an interview he did on Oilers Lunch on Wednesday. The players are looking for longer terms and the team is looking to keep the term shorter, I would assume to reduce the risk of signing a deal that looks ugly a couple of years from now. Gagner and Cogliano are both young and there seems to be a good upside to both but the team still hasn’t figured out what type of pros these guys are going to be. Read more…