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03-15-2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
Redden was on the top pairing with Jason York from 98-99 to 00-01, before Chara. Not sure what matchups they faced or how much they played with Ottawa's top line, I wasn't watching for that at the time. But Ottawa didn't have a clear shutdown pairing apart from Redden-York.
Very interesting stuff, so when looking at his ATOI it is actually lower when he was paired with York on that shutdown pairing. This goes along with what I was saying (tough minutes etc..)

Redden partnered with Chara for much of 01-02 and I expect they drew the tough assignments.

From 02-03 to 05-06 Chara's pairing faced top lines. Redden's usually didn't. Same thing after Chara left - another pairing faced top lines.

So for the majority of his time In Ottawa he was not paired against top lines. So his R value of whatever you want to call it is pretty misleading.

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