Wade Redden [UPDATE: Has been bought out and is an UFA]
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01-17-2013, 06:55 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Doesn't anyone remember that he was so bad in his final season in Ottawa that the team chose not to re-sign him, New York signed him thinking they were getting the guy who he was in 2006-2007, he was never better than a 3rd pairing guy in New York and he wasn't sent to the minors until he lost his job to someone else. They didn't just send him to the minors to rid themselves of his salary, he got beat out by 7 other guys in New York.
NYI found a place for Doug Weight, Brian Rolston, John Vanbiesbruck, Mike Sillinger, Bill Guerin, Bryan Berard and Cliff Ronning when no one else could. Beggars can't be choosers.
PLUS, Redden's cap hit is higher (6,5ish M) than his salary (5,6 M) and would put NYI over the floor without having to pay the full price for it. One could actually argue that claiming Redden would be saving NYI 2ish M.
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