I have no idea what Redden is looking for, but I doubt he really wants to be fighting for seventh with Johnson. Depth is good from a Bruins perspective, but theoretically bad from the perspective of a player who wants to be back in the NHL. There have to be competent teams where he'd either be THE seven or even sixth, as opposed to Boston where his place is murkier.
Very true. There are several NHL clubs that are in much greater need defensively.
Exactly, Hitchcock isn't going to feed him 20mins a night. In the right situation, with solid insulation from Hitch, Redden won't hurt the Blues, strictly an insurance signing
As soon as this guy hits the ice he is going to be a liability, Hitch isn't going to like what he sees. Anyways I am just thankful he didn't end up in Boston, everybody I know here in Ottawa would have had a field day at my expense, and I'm talking Sens, Habs and Leaf fans, none of whom wanted anything to do with Redden.
If he gets bought out this week by the Rangers, would you be opposed to taking a flyer on him and sign him on a cheap one year deal for under 1M and see if pairing him with his old linemate Chara brings back improved play there?
Seems like a pretty low risk - high reward option to me...
I said it here first and back then wouldn't have even costed a 7th!!
Redden had a hard time to compete with the new " set of rules " and he looked pretty slow with the Rangers. Bruins doesn't have a spot for him and Hamilton, " green " as he is, is a way better option...
There was off ice stuff that probably caused that but today with his age he might still look it.