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02-26-2006, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DeuceUNO
well, if you look beyond this year...You have RFA Gaborik...even if you cant come to a deal, you can match, and would get compensation if it didnt work out...and like I said, I think he would explode offensively in your system.

The Wild brass have made it known that they will be more active in the FA market this year, specifically for top 4 defensemen. Redden would fill a huge hole, now and for the future.

correct me if I am wrong, but I think with a core of chara, mezsaros, phillips and volchenkov Ottawa wouldnt be significantly damaged with the loss of Wade Redden.
Well, that's what I was thinking. With Meszaros coming up, the loss of Redden or Chara won't be so hard to take. But Mez is more of a replacement for Chara than Redden. Plus, Redden seems more likely to take a smaller contract to stay in Ottawa. Unless, we can dump Varada, Smokes, and Phillips' contracts, Chara seems like the odd one out.

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