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08-14-2012, 07:56 AM
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Can someone explain to be (briefly) what Wayne Redden's career looked like? PM or post it on here, whatever. I never heard the whole story. Was he decent at one point and we signed him and then he just started sucking?
He broke into the league with Ottawa, and in a few seasons established himself as one of the top two-way defenseman in the game. He hit, played defense, scored goals, etc. He was a great player. At one point Ottawa had to choose between keeping him or Zdeno Chara, and they chose Wade! Then his play started to slip.

People speculated--was his play slipping because of the death of his mother? Off-ice issues? Did he just need a change of scenery? He hit free agency and signed a massive contract with us. His first season was a career worst for him, and his second season was an absolute train wreck. The following year he was waived and sent to Hartford. That has been it for him.

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