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01-18-2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Redden for under $2 MM for the rest of the season? Was he THAT bad? I don't think so, and he'd probably fit in a Wings top four given what we're calling a top four right now.

Holland just said Kronwall was the face of the Wings defense. Translation: we've got some puckmoving, offensively-minded D but no one who can actually play defense very well right now.
I think that's entirely accurate.
I know everyone is big on Jonny E again, but he's still really flawed and he's very intense, nor does he use his size very well.

But Redden has never really been a defensive guy. Here's the scouting report from Forecaster/. Unfortunately, he fits in too well with the Wings:

ASSETS: Has excellent passing skills. Plays with ice water in his veins and never gets rattled. Is extremely durable and owns an accurate point shot. Is a solid puck mover.

FLAWS: Has regressed in his overall game with time. Tends to lack passion when he plays. Also lacks a physical game and doesn't initiate contact with any frequency.

CAREER POTENTIAL: Fading veteran puck-moving defenseman.

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