If the goal is to bring players onto the roster who can help us win rather than to help former players reach milestones then why do this? Redden was severely diminished 4 years ago and hasn't improved since.
Redden could be a solid veteren leader for the young guys .Rangers and the yound defencemen have credited him for his help with player development. I have no problem with him coming back for a season or as come in as the 7th dmen
Believe he had almost 50 points in 70 games in ahl last year shows me he can still play
Redden could be a solid veteren leader for the young guys .Rangers and the yound defencemen have credited him for his help with player development. I have no problem with him coming back for a season or as come in as the 7th dmen Believe he had almost 50 points in 70 games in ahl last year shows me he can still play
Had 42 points in 70 games two years ago.
Had 20 points in 49 games last year.
Hasn't played a game yet this year (was locked out).
no. waiver wire is NOT a possibility. the rangers would have had him on waivers continuously after the first year of that contract if they could have and would have LOVED to have some one take him. no one would go near that contract though. if you pick him up you have to take that contact on. even on re-entry waivers for 1/2 the value, redden for multiple years at $3mil is an albatross.
i wouldnt mind having redden here at all on a very short term (1-2 year) deal for $1mil or less. he's a quality guy and a true senator. i think he can still be fine as a depth defenceman/mentor for young guys.
I'm not answering because i'm guessing that would turn out bad for the team. But i really like the idea of helping the guy out and letting him come back to his original team.
Being the kind of guy i am i would lean towards yes, give him a shot. (even though i know it is a bad idea)
Imagine how unbelievable it would be if he did work out for some reason and got to play with alfie again in their last years? It would bring tears to my eyes.
I voted no because he's not a UFA yet since as it was said earlier buyouts won't happen until the summer. Although I personally don't really want him back Campoli may be the best UFA option as long as it's only a 1 year deal.
The waiver option is still too steep a price for Redden both in dollars and length.
Preface: Wade Redden was my favourite player growing up.
I'd support bringing Redden back after he is bought out by the Rangers. Give him a one year, two-way deal, and call him up sometime early in the season for his 6 games. Keep him as the 6/7 if he proves he can handle it, if not, send him to the AHL to help mentor our young blueliners.
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Yessssh. I was hoping you would be able to trade cash this CBA, like the NBA does, and am stoked teams can retain money, which is basically the same thing.
It allows small market teams like us, who dont need all our cap space to pick up overpaid (cap hit wise) contracts from bigger market cap teams, which opens up a lot more options for us to get some quality players.