"Even if Redden turned his game around, the Rangers' blueline is fairly stacked as it is. Are you going to play him as a fifth or sixth D-man at that cost? No, you are not. Redden has two seasons to go with a $6.5-million cap hit and, barring a miracle, he's not going to see NHL ice again until that contract expires."
...i'm usually not a big Proteau fan, but he's 100% correct here. Why in the world would the Rangers add his $6.5 million to the cap, if he's going to be nothing more than a 6th defenseman? And who does he replace? Stralman? No thanks.
...unless the Rangers plan on using him in the event they don't re-sign Del Zotto. I kid, I kid.
...Redden has actually proved his worth down in Hartford as he has been given credit for helping develop a number of the Rangers young defensemen including McDonagh, Del Zotto and Bickel.
He was made a healthy scratch at times last season for the Whale. If Ken Gernander trusts Brendan Bell and Pavel Valentenko over Redden then he stands zero chance of earning time at the NHL level.
@TheNYRBlog how much longer are we stuck with him? That's probably the worst signing Sather has made since post last lockout
@TheNYRBlog that cap hit is way too big for what his role will be.i think redden is a better coach than a player at this point in his career
@TheNYRBlog It would be, um, unfair, to take Connecticut's heart and soul away. He's Captain for a reason.
@TheNYRBlog all joking aside he's been an asset down there. McDonagh has given him tons of credit for teaching him how to be a pro.