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08-14-2008, 09:58 AM
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Nizdizzle
Salary cap? Huh?
 
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Originally Posted by nyrJeff View Post
I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at the kind of year Redden is likely to have, even if he doesn't significantly improve his game.

Now before you freak out, hear me out. The Rangers system did a pretty good job of making Marek Malik look like a passable top pair defenseman for the better part of three years. Renney's "five in the picture" theme really does wonders for their defensemen's images, so to speak. The Rangers were 1st in the East in GAA last year, and 4th in the league, all with a pretty mediocre defensive corp. And yes, of course much of this had to do with Lundqvist, but don't discount the defensive system, and anyway Redden is likely to benefit from playing in front of Lundqvist as much as anyone else.
He might end up servicable, but that was one heck of a deal NYR signed him to, and he's declined every year since the lockout.

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