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by Paul on 09/28/10 at 10:52 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Let’s be clear about this: Wade Redden earned yesterday’s demotion to the AHL for his two miserable seasons on Broadway after signing with the Rangers as a free agent out of Ottawa.
If he were making $3 million rather the average of $6.5 million that he is getting under his six-year, $39 million contract—which may represent the worst free-agent signing in the history of hard-cap pro sports—he still would have had those two miserable seasons and he still would be in Hartford this season instead of Manhattan.
Redden, who will report to the AHL Wolf Pack tomorrow after clearing waivers at noon yesterday, is not a cap casualty.
Rather, Redden is a casualty of his own deterioration as a player that ranged from a steady decline his final couple of seasons with the Senators to a complete collapse with the Rangers.
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