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Blues Agree To Deal With Redden

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has reached a deal, in principal, with defenseman Wade Redden today.  Terms of the contract are for one-year and $800,000.

“Wade is a solid two-way defenseman,” said Armstrong.  “We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core.”

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LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Well I didn’t want him on the Wings, but that we have to see him 4 or 5 times on a division rival for a low-risk minimum deal?  Not exciting either.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 01/18/13 at 01:56 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Redden won’t play tomorrow against the Wings.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/18/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Well I didn’t want him on the Wings, but that we have to see him 4 or 5 times on a division rival for a low-risk minimum deal?  Not exciting either.

My thoughts exactly. This could be one of those deals that comes back to bite us somehow. He’ll probably only have 6 goals the entire season, but 4 will be against us, 2 of them game winners. Or something like that. $800,000 seems like a great deal. It’s a shame that we didn’t even make a play for him.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/18/13 at 02:28 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

Conspiracy theory: Who knows, maybe Wings did put an offer out there and Redden decided to go with all the hype and chose the Blues. Would the Wings want the news out there that even Redden didn’t want to play in Detroit?

Posted by TheFreak on 01/18/13 at 02:47 PM ET

Chris from NOHS's avatar

Wings announced they weren’t interested.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 01/18/13 at 03:32 PM ET


Terms of the contract are for one-year and $800,000.

Thank God the Wings weren’t interested in him.  At worst he’s a bust and the Wings waive him while counting his whopping 800K contract against the cap while he plays in Grand Rapids and at best he’s a solid veteran presence who proves that he’s still a solid NHL-level defenseman and revives his career.  Why would anyone want to take that chance when you’re $10M below the cap?  We’ve got more important things to think about, like adding another three or four deth forwards, since we don’t already have a couple NHL-ready forwards in Grand Rapids…

Posted by Garth on 01/18/13 at 04:50 PM ET

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