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01-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by
Boom Boom Geoffrion
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 . . . .
"3yr $9m" is fine & dandy but thats just speculation on your part. How can you be sure of that. The one thing Redden was sure of was that he had a contract signed for very good money. Blame your GM for over paying him. Don't blame Redden for collecting salary on his contract. "Walk away from $26m for a chance to compete for a Cup"????? Heck no. Take $1m less to play for a competitor rather than a cellar dwellar, sure. $26m is a lot to leave on the table. name me one player who has left that kind of dough on the table. Which player has signed a contract and willingly walked away from it to sign for millions less to play for a competitor? Nobody.
As a Ranger fan you can be upset with Redden for not playing up to expectations. But don't knock him for not willingly voiding his contract.
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