Thread: Confirmed with Link: Wade Redden assigned to HFD
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09-29-2010, 07:50 PM
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It was never Redden's fault for stealing money from an imbecile. If Sather offered you 6 million a year and you knew you couldn't skate, you'd still take. Everyone would. The anger in this thread is directed at the wrong guy, as usual.

You're right, if the team has a legit shot of winning it all, fans will back off a bit, because there is no need for a lightning rod when things are great, but I remember some very good teams through the years that still had players that constantly got rode. Inevitably, they were defensemen. Fans hate non-physical dmen unless they are really good otherwise.
I'm not angry at Redden per se. Anybody is entitled to an over inflated opinion about themselves. What I'm not happy about is we spent $6.5 mil for a player supposed to be a first pairing--solid in his own end--contributing on the pwp d-man and didn't get anything close from that player. I'm not saying he didn't have good intentions or whatever--it's just having good intentions isn't always enough.

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