Thread: Speculation: Redden to be waived at end of camp
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08-03-2010, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
Those numbers are a little bit skewed because Redden doesn't play on the PP. At even strength, Redden had the 4th most ice time among defensemen. And short handed he had the 3rd most.

Still, that's more a function of MDZ's and Gilroy's inexperience. Neither one was ready to play top 4 minutes at even strength/short handed. MDZ's even strength time was close to Redden's, but teams scored almost twice as often against him. He'll need to take a big step forward defensively if he's going to be a top 4 player.

Otherwise, Eminger might end up playing a bigger role on this team than anyone thinks.
But the numbers don't tell the story on their own. Redden was awful, simply awful in every situation with zero upside to do anything other than function as a marginal 4th pairing dman. IMO, he serves as a negative presence on a rebuilding team.

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