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06-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Dread Clawz
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Originally Posted by Clint View Post
I'm wary of Redden considering he's proven that Chara was the real mainstay in that duo a few years ago. If anything I'd be hoping for Campbell, he really did turn that Sharks transition game into something lethal.
Redden hasn't been the same since his mother died halfway through the 06-07 season. He just needs a change of scenery, to get out of a Canadian city, and he'll bounce back big time IMO. He even told GR that Ottawa is "a fish bowl atmosphere"(in his blog), which we all knew already, but when you're struggling it's particularly not a good thing. He just needs to get out of there and start fresh. For a 4-5 year stretch there, he was consistently in top 10 for Norris voting. I watched him quite a bit this year and I could still see the same old Redden, but the mental focus just wasn't there, he just needs a new address. If he signs for 4-5 mil/year like people are speculating, and he regains his old form, it'll be an absolute steal for whoever signs him.

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