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09-27-2009, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
We have only 4 veteran defensemen. And as much crap as Redden is given on here, he certainly brings a lot more than any filler vet like Semenov or Boullion ever could.

His salary will only be dealt with if Sather gets serious about another UFA next summer.
I agree that without Redden, there would be a hole in the lineup temporarily until Sang or McD or Sauer or Heineken can fill in (I'm assuming Dizzy and Gilroy don't get sent back within a week).

However, if a chance presents to dump Redden's contract, you have to do it. His contract will be very hard to trade, even for nothing. If someone comes in and says that they will take him without sending us back an awful, long-term contract, we have to make the trade because this opportunity may not present itself again.

Would it harm us this season? Yes.

Would it put too much pressure on the rookies, 3 of whom would have to play in the top 6 on D, as well as on Lundqvist? Yes.

But you still have to do it.

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