Seems Wade Redden is showing the same form he showed during his last 3-4 seasons in the NHL.
“I thought his play has been up and down. It’s been a bit of a struggle,”said Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander after his club lost to the Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday. “It hasn’t been easy for him. This is not an easy league, but we expect and will hold him to a certain level of play.
He has to play NHL calibre-level hockey.”
The story contains another Gernander quote concerning Redden's soft play. Sounds like the same quotes made by Torts all of last season.
Chris Stevenson spoke to an NHL scout who scouted Redden on Wednesday. Redden needs to play with intensity.
“He’s what I call a ‘pacer,’” the scout said. “He’s used to playing a lot of minutes every night, so he paces himself each shift.”
As long as he doesn't act like a dirtbag down there, I don't really care about his play. He is never getting called up, and he probably is never going to void his contract to get back in the NHL with another team.
It was a jibe from an opposing player after the puck hopped over Redden's stick during a recent game. He's heard stuff like that and shots about how much money he makes (about $81,000 a game, or more than a typical AHLer makes in a season).
Redden chuckles when telling a story over lunch at a restaurant a couple of blocks over from the XL Center. A couple of miles up the road is the rented townhouse into which Redden, his wife Danica and month-old daughter Leni, moved into the day before. He is resigned to playing the season here. With a baby on the way, trying to find a job in Europe wasn't an option for this season, but it might be for next year.
The players contribute a portion of their salaries to escrow fund... If the league makes their projected revenue for the season, the players get it back... If the league doesn't hit their projected revenue, the players lose that money (or some portion of it)
You know what, if Wade isn't dominating in the AHL something really is wrong with "the player" Wade Redden. Nice to hear he and the wife, new baby are doing ok. Can't be an easy adjustment. I wish him well.