I read that article... If he did that, I'd have some serious questions for him, because it means he didn't get the message the previous off-season, where even he said he was disappointed after his first season as a Blueshirt... So if it took another disappointing season of him making $8 mil for him to get the message, that would annoy me quite a bit to put it lightly... I think the chances of us seeing a different Redden are slim to none.... I never once thought his inconsistencies or issues were attributed to poor conditioning or training, it's mental for him at this point and he just doesn't have it any more, whatever that was he had several years ago in Ottawa when both him and Chara were on their roster...
I think this is where the Kennedy signing comes into play. If Redden plays well, then the Rangers would need to send down 2 of White, Avery and Gilroy to make the cap space for Staal's contract. Since there are SO many extra forwards right now, I'm guessing that it's Avery, rather than Redden, who has bus rides in his future.
Gilroy will also have a tough job cracking the lineup, if we expect Roszival, Staal, Girardi, MDZ, and McDonogh to be on the big club. Eminger is perfect for a #7, but that last spot is wide open for guys like Gilroy, Redden, Valentenko, Sauer, etc.
I think we can all agree on the fact that if Redden plays in the pre-season the way he has been playing since he signed with this team then he is gone. What happens though if he is our best or second best D man in the pre-season? The chances of that are remote, but they do exist, and if so the Rangers would have a dilemma.
I think the WADE had his chance already
Torts said so
He didn't meet the expectations
Even if he comes into camp and is the second coming of Gengis Khan, he still is cut. Let him be Khan in the AHL. Its not like he won't be earning Dolan's millions anyway (just like eddie curry)
I wonder how MZA is looking in those preseason practice jerseys... I still want to know if he will wear #36 or #48 and whether or not 'Zuccarello Aasen' will be the name on his jersey instead of 'Zuccarello' or 'Aasen'
any one know where I can buy a MZA Jersey from the SEL where he played? I want one for my dads birthday to hang next to his Euro Lundqvist, Jagr and Straka.
agreed, it's definitely a huge plus that avery is performing whether it's camp or not. We need Avery this year I strongly believe that he can be our x-factor. He's the type of guy that is a very solid 3rd line agitator who has the skill if need be to move up in the line-up. I believe if we see the avery that was here the first time around we'll be a surefire lock to make the playoffs.