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06-27-2004, 08:21 AM
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Round 4...

Liam Reddox.

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06-27-2004, 08:36 AM
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Liam Reddox.
One of the smallest Oiler picks since KP took over in 2001, along with Helminen and Johansson. ISS has him #162 prospect, he's 5'10.5 and 185, born January 17, 1986. Shoots left. He is described as being a skilled small player with some gumption.

Unusual pick.

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06-27-2004, 08:38 AM
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reddox

http://www.forecaster.ca/aolcanada/h...layer.cgi?4340

gambling on a smaller but very skilled player in the 4rth -I'm from Peterborough so I like the pick!

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06-27-2004, 08:40 AM
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Scouting Report: Led the Petes in goals, assists and points as an OHL rookie in 2003-04, and finished second to Philadelphia Flyers prospect Stefan Ruzicka among all league first-year scorers. Also performed very well at the 2004 World under-18 tournament, as he led Canada in scoring with six goals and seven points in seven games. Size will always be his Achilles' heel, and must add more strength for the pro game. Displays plenty of character and determination, so he may be able to overcome his shortcomings. Was ranked 102nd in Central Scouting's final rankings for North American skaters.

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There appears to be some question about his skating. Has anyone seen him? A slow small skill guy would be completely off the table for Edmonton. Scored 30 in a pretty good league at 17 though, and that's something.

Has "good hands" and "good smarts" too apparently.

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06-27-2004, 08:48 AM
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A little info from scouts

Was the only forward for Team Canada for Minsk showing any creativity and moxy. Really thinks and anticipates the game well.

Listed as a mid-round sleeper by Redline - A player that makes you take notice of him every time he is on the ice. Left final great impression as Canada's BEST forward at the World under 18 championships.

Good pick IMO.

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There appears to be some question about his skating. Has anyone seen him? A slow small skill guy would be completely off the table for Edmonton. Scored 30 in a pretty good league at 17 though, and that's something.

Has "good hands" and "good smarts" too apparently.
This description seems similar to another draft pick we've made so far as well.

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06-27-2004, 09:31 AM
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Mckeens mentions the same thing

His skating is average at best is their quote and because of his size that has got to be a concern but I have no problem with taking a flyer on a small kid in the fourth round. As someone mentioned could turn out to be that Comrie kid (hopefully with better character)

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Liam happened to come down here with a few other guys to conduct some practices with our high school team. Since then, I've been able to read the ice and my opponents better than I ever have. They helped some of the younger guys to get in touch with the quicker, more physical nature of high school hockey. His coach (Tod Lavender) used to work down here for an accounting firm and is a close friend with our HS coach.

If Lavender doesn't ring a bell with some of you, it's because Liam played for the Wellington Dukes before he headed to Peterborough.

He's a solid skater and is a good finisher. Yes, his size is a concern (only 5'9")

I heard his on-ice intelligence has been mentioned here, and I agree 100%. He's a very cerebral player and is definitely a creative forward.

We'll see what KLowe and Co. have in store for this young man. Coach Lavender must be insanely proud.

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Question for you.

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Liam happened to come down here with a few other guys to conduct some practices with our high school team. Since then, I've been able to read the ice and my opponents better than I ever have. They helped some of the younger guys to get in touch with the quicker, more physical nature of high school hockey. His coach (Tod Lavender) used to work down here for an accounting firm and is a close friend with our HS coach.

If Lavender doesn't ring a bell with some of you, it's because Liam played for the Wellington Dukes before he headed to Peterborough.

He's a solid skater and is a good finisher. Yes, his size is a concern (only 5'9")

I heard his on-ice intelligence has been mentioned here, and I agree 100%. He's a very cerebral player and is definitely a creative forward.

We'll see what KLowe and Co. have in store for this young man. Coach Lavender must be insanely proud.
Mckeens did mention that his skating had improved, did you notice this as well?

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06-27-2004, 11:59 AM
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From what I saw, he's definitely a great skater. Good balance, decent speed, and has great mobility. He's a very agile player.

I guess if they say he improved in Peterborough from where he was with Wellington when I saw him, he must look absolutely amazing.

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Before coming to Peterborough Liam had 64 points in 45 games (32-32) for Wellington. He was named the provincial Jr.A player of the year.

He won the Bill Bennett Award (Leading Scorer), Executive Trophy (MVP as voted by his teammates) and shared the Black’s Family Trophy (Rookie-of-the-Year) with Daniel Ryder the season with the Petes.

I have about 15 of his goals from this past season on my website if anyone wants to check it out http://www.petesvideos.com

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Wow check out goals 5, 20, 28, 30 and 31. This kid has insane moves and some great accuracy..

Not a bad pick

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I think players like Martin St. Louis and Marc Andre Bergeron have shown that smaller players can make an impact recently. It probably opened Prendergasts's eyes a little. Besides, the last few drafts we stocked up pretty well on large bodies.

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Might be a little pre-mature, but he seems like the type of player Edmonton's missing. Hes got hands, and finish around the net. great puck control, although not big, he's sound positionally, and isnt scared to play the red zones. How many goals did he score on rap-arounds?

Looks like he may possibly have top 6 talent, size doesnt really seem like an issue, and the knock on his speed doesnt show in these clips.

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Looking at those clips... the way he scores goals looks alot like a Mike Comrie. Right place/right time goals. Though I hate to hand out praise like that after seeing a few clips.

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06-27-2004, 01:51 PM
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For a slow guy he sure does beat a lot of defenders. I wonder how accurate that really is?

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06-27-2004, 02:40 PM
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doesn't look that his skating is that bad.could be a steal of a pick.

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Liam's pre-draft stats look a lot like Kyle Brodziak's did but Kyle was in his second year of draft eligibility.

I guess that from now on we should look a little closer at the wu-18 tourney stats when we try to predict our Oiler draft picks, Pouliot led that team in points last year didn't he?

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He looks very Comrie-like from those few clips I watched..

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He looks very Comrie-like from those few clips I watched..
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A very good pick I imagine

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06-28-2004, 01:20 AM
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Yeah a lot like Comrie. Good call there guys!

Wasn't the 112 one of the picks we got for Chimmer? If so this could make that deal worthwhile right there if he pans out.

But yeah, a lot like Comrie, he has good speed, not great, is small, has crazy moves, can score both pretty and ugly goals and is great close to the net.

Hopefully his attitude is a bit better. Who knows?

This could turn out to be one of Lowes finest moves.

1. Makes room for Rita - top 6 potential for sure
2. Picks Reddox - has top 6 potential

If both pan out these lines could be deadly!

Will the lines of

Reddox, Schremp, Hemsky
Torres , Poiliot, Rita

terrorize the league in 5 years?

I hope so


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