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http://www.silversevensens.com/2009/6/6/90...-wire?ref=yahoo

Robert L. from Habs Eyes on the Prize has toyed with the idea of Montréal pursuing Redden as a possible solution to their blueline woes, as risky as such a manoueveur might be. Rather than acquire Reds on his current contract, though, Robert suggested that if he was bought out by the Rangers (a distinct possibility, as it would save them some real dollars, if not cap dollars), the Canadiens--complete with new coach Jacques Martin, under whom Redden played his best hockey--could get some use out of the old dog.

Please say it ain't so!

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http://www.silversevensens.com/2009/6/6/90...-wire?ref=yahoo

Robert L. from Habs Eyes on the Prize has toyed with the idea of Montréal pursuing Redden as a possible solution to their blueline woes, as risky as such a manoueveur might be. Rather than acquire Reds on his current contract, though, Robert suggested that if he was bought out by the Rangers (a distinct possibility, as it would save them some real dollars, if not cap dollars), the Canadiens--complete with new coach Jacques Martin, under whom Redden played his best hockey--could get some use out of the old dog.

Please say it ain't so!

that makes no sense. how would adding a declining player who's not worth half his contract improve our d core, even if he is bought out?

is robert l. a closet leafs fan?

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that makes no sense. how would adding a declining player who's not worth half his contract improve our d core, even if he is bought out?

is robert l. a closet leafs fan?

To be perfectly honest, I didn't like him even when he was with Ottawa. Ottawa made the biggest mistake ever when they decided to let Chara go, and keep Redden.

This can't be true... could it?

Msg. to Martin -- NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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To be perfectly honest, I didn't like him even when he was with Ottawa. Ottawa made the biggest mistake ever when they decided to let Chara go, and keep Redden.

This can't be true... could it?

Msg. to Martin -- NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

i honestly don't see how it could be true. the article basically says it's only robert l's ideas on paper. i doubt it's even speculation. sounds more like a joke to me. :)

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I dont know, folks. If there's even a remote possibility that Redden could be bought out by the Rags & then we could sign him at $3.5m (rather than his current cap hit of almost $7m) then I would definitely look.

He's 31 and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Its not like he had one good year - he had 4 or 5 great seasons & is not that far removed from them. Back under the martin system he would do well - especially if he doesnt have to be 1st fiddle.

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I dont know, folks. If there's even a remote possibility that Redden could be bought out by the Rags & then we could sign him at $3.5m (rather than his current cap hit of almost $7m) then I would definitely look.

He's 31 and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Its not like he had one good year - he had 4 or 5 great seasons & is not that far removed from them. Back under the martin system he would do well - especially if he doesnt have to be 1st fiddle.

Were he bought out (which I highly doubt) I'd look at him for a decent cap hit: he's still a solid second pairing dman, just not what he once was.

i'd take hammer at his cap hit over redden at a reduced price anyday but that's just me.

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I dont know, folks. If there's even a remote possibility that Redden could be bought out by the Rags & then we could sign him at $3.5m (rather than his current cap hit of almost $7m) then I would definitely look.

He's 31 and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Its not like he had one good year - he had 4 or 5 great seasons & is not that far removed from them. Back under the martin system he would do well - especially if he doesnt have to be 1st fiddle.

What he said!

If we're looking at him for a trade, I wouldn't even touch him and his salary with a 10 foot pole! But if he's bought out and we get him ''cheap'', I'd agree with the move.

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Bought out or not, oh good god no. The last thing we need is another aging useless player on the roster. Redden has been on a decline for years now. I would rather try and develop O'Byrne and Weber and you know my dislike of the former, before acquiring this dead weight.

Edit: Get him cheap? $2.5m max or nothing.

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Bought out or not, oh good god no. The last thing we need is another aging useless player on the roster. Redden has been on a decline for years now. I would rather try and develop O'Byrne and Weber and you know my dislike of the former, before acquiring this dead weight.

Edit: Get him cheap? $2.5m max or nothing.

he's not necessarily on the decline, aging or useless. He just had couple of bad years since he left Ottawa. If the right system and stabilty is provided, it's not very unrealistic to hope that he can return to his prior form. Although i won;t supportanything more than $4M/2 years.

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I think this could be a very good move...the fact he would be bought out the fact another team is showing interest in hihe could have something to prove...he is only 32 so he still has some good years left at around 2.5 to 3 millin per year for 2 or 3 years...He always had a nice shot from the point....I could see him back in the double digits firing the puck from Markovs feeds

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