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01-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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I voted worth a look.

I don't think the fact that the Rangers left him in the AHL necessarily means he's incapable of playing in the NHL anymore. The Rangers made a lot of risky signings knowing full well they could just eat the money, send the player to the AHL and sign another FA with the extra cap space. Redden wasn't playing like a $6.5 million D-man and Gaborik was available, so they ate the money and signed Gaborik.

There's a decent chance Redden can still play [sheltered minutes] in a bottom pairing and on the PP/PK. There's no way I'd offer him a guaranteed roster spot or much money, but if he looked good in camp against NHL players you could do worse with that 7th D-man spot.

TL;DR: They should give him a camp tryout after the Rags buy him out and see what he looks like.

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