Proposed "Redden" rule
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10-18-2012, 01:04 AM
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Sorry but no.
This sounds like unabashed pro-player non sense.
You still have to EARN your place on a roster REGARDLESS of your contract.
Plain amd simple.
What you are suggesting is eliminating any competition for roster positions.
Who gave him a 1-way deal? $6m NHL, $105K minors if you don't want the risk. Lots of teams are going to be shafted over the next 10 years. Almost all of them did something stupid.
I don't think Redden is going to be the last guy that this affects. If you think Rangers have problems with a few years of Redden - Bryz and his 10 years might be unescapable. If Malhotra plays but cut next year because his eye is holding him back at NHL level, the Canucks still have to wear the $2.5m.
Going to be interesting times ahead. (You might get away with Redden since he's in the AHL before this CBA started, not enough fine print out yet, let alone usual exemptions).
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