Slats' Head-scratching Summer
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07-22-2008, 10:24 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
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No matter when "dangled", Redden's contract will make him untradeable - thats the problem. And if he's worth taking on $-wise then we won't want to trade him.
You can assume that's the case, but that doesn't make it true. We obviously weren't the only team willing to overpay for him, otherwise his contract wouldn't be so high.
Point being, if Redden earns his paycheck and you need to free up space, you trade Rozsival. If Redden flops, you trade him for less than you'd hope to a team that needs defense and Keep Rozsival around.
Hell, TB managed to trade Boyle for a decent package and he makes even more money than Redden while being completely inept in his own end. Campbell can't play defense worth a damn and he makes 7.1 million. Maybe a team like Detriot or Dallas who's best d-man is pushing 40 might want to clear up some room for a veteran presence on the blue line when their #1 leaves for retirement. You could even waive Redden if things got really bad. We didn't give up any assets to get him, so it wouldn't be a total loss.
I'm getting tired of people assuming there is no positive outlook for this team. That's not directed at you zesty, just a general gripe with the board lately.
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