Team 1200 news break just announced that the NHL will allow each team can make one compliance buyout right now, take the cap hit this year, and no hit in future years.
They speculated that Ottawa would be in a position to sign Redden if the rangers elected to buy him out before saturday.
Not sure what I think, other than i'd prefer him to a guy like Lundin or Benoit.
Has anyone actually seen Wade play in the last year or two? Honest question because i have yet to hear one trusted scouting report on the guy since he was booted from the league, i had heard a steady decline was occuring.
Lundin has actually been playing in this league the past 4 years and Benoit has been better at the AHL level than him, what makes you think he would be better in those 2?
Sean Simpson was talking about how he is in great shape, and is really playing hard in the minors. He is not acting like an entitled jerk, or letting himself go.
That plus his reams of NHL experience would make me enthused about a cheap one year deal to backfill for Cowen. I would hope that he would play with a chip on his shoulder and try to prove that he derserves a second chance somewhere.
Don't think the Sens would even consider Redden for a second.
Could see him with another team though. Boston maybe.
Not a chance Chiarelli goes near him, the Bruins D for the most part is a pretty physical group and all can skate better then him, it would be a poor match much like Kaberle and Corvo were in Boston. I also think Chiarelli was in Ottawa when Redden started his deep decline, that alone would scare him off being privy to what was going on.