Thread: Value of: Wade Redden
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01-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
I completely disagree with you. I wouldn't walk away from that money, that would be uterly foolish imo.
I think at the time Redden could have fetched a 3/9M contract, with the opportunity of competing for the cup and continue playing in the NHL.

We're not talking about a player who played a few season's in the NHL for peanuts. Redden's living comfortably, and not because of the 39M contract he signed here.

I don't think it's utterly foolish to earn less money and continue playing in the most competitive league in the world when you're financially stable.

Fact is, Redden's decision proved his primary interest wasn't playing in the NHL any longer, or competing for the Cup. But rather, depositing checks as a has-been.

On top of that, how many athletes have walked away from bigger money to stay where they want? Numerous. Are they all foolish for doing so? I think not . . . .

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