Redden’s final hours


Wade Redden will clear waivers at noon today and, presumably, will be assigned to Hartford (AHL).

Redden is telling people he still wants to play in the NHL (and has been given permission to try to secure a deal to play in Europe).

Well, unless I’m terribly mistaken, there’s a way for Redden to play in the NHL again. All he has to do is refuse to report to Hartford, thus allowing the Rangers to nullify his contract, and that would make him an unrestricted free agent. Some team would sign him, without a doubt, at $1M or $2M per year. Maybe even more.

So what I’m saying is, if Redden really wants to play in the NHL again, then all he has to do is prove that it’s not about the money.

If he wants to continue to collect his riches from the Rangers — the four remaining years at $6.5M per — he’ll never see the NHL again.

Your choice, Wade.


The dirty dozen. Twelve days left until Opening Night.

12: Joe Namath. Roger Staubach. Terry Bradshaw.

12: Ron Blomberg. Dick Barnett.

12: Eddie Olczyk … Heave Ho!


Expecting cuts later. At least two, according to the coach yesterday. Maybe more.

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  1. wicky (Our D is SOFT and give Prust an A!!!!) on

    It’s ok carp, I know my place!!!!

    Do you think hell will refuse to report??

  2. if i was redden id just play in hartford. while id love to still be nhl. u gotta figure hed be throwing away at least 15 mil

  3. I know this will never happen but does the team send a wake-up call and send Dubinsky to Hartford? He has done NOTHING so far this camp while the other guys on the bubble are outplaying him. I think only 2 or 3 of Stepan, White, Christenson, Boyle, and Kennedy make it. Should Duby deserve to be thrown in that mix if he continues to do nothing?

    Hoping that he’s just dogging it because he’s a lock (which is quite presumptuous since he’s underachieved for 2 seasons now) is a lame excuse and greatly deserves a wake-up call to me while Callahan who IS a lock is throwing his body around like it’s the playoffs.

    Carp, what’s your opinion?

  4. wicky (Our D is SOFT and give Prust an A!!!!) on

    If I was him and thought I could still play, I would not report……….that being said, maybe he will just ride the bus and collect his money.

    The fishies, that would be funny.

  5. Shakespeare’s take on Redden:

    Friends, Rangers, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Redden, not to praise him;
    The evil that men do lives after them,
    The good is oft interred with their bones,
    So let it be with Redden … The ignoble Sather
    Hath told you Redden was ambitious:
    If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
    And grievously hath Redden answered it …
    Here, under leave of Sather and the rest,
    (For Sather is an dishonourable man;
    So are they all; all dishonourable men)
    Come I to speak in Redden’s demotion …
    He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
    But Sather says he was ambitious;
    And Sather is an dishonourable man….
    He hath brought many captives home to Hartford,
    Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
    Did this in Redden seem ambitious?
    When that the overpaid have cried, Redden hath wept:
    Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
    Yet Sather says he was ambitious;
    And Sather is a dishonourable man.
    You all did see that on the Jumbotron
    I thrice presented him a cross ice pass,
    Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
    Yet Sather says he was ambitious;
    And, sure, he is a dishonourable man.
    I speak not to disprove what Sather spoke,
    But here I am to speak what I do know.
    You all did hate him, not without cause:
    What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?
    O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
    And men have lost their reason…. Bear with me;
    My heart is in the coffin there with Redden,
    And I must pause till it come back to me.

  6. scott, two things. First, Dubinsky IS a lock to make it. Second, they can’t send him down without clearing waivers. And if he gets through — he won’t — another team can claim him at half the salary when the Rangers try to recall him, and the Rangers will still be stuck with the cap hit.

    So no.

  7. Thanks Wick. I told her last night that she needed to get a good night sleep because she would be growing a lot, so when she woke up she would be 5 and look bigger. So I am getting dressed for work, she walks in and goes, “Daddy, come look in the mirror for a sec. I don’t look any bigger.” LOL, I said, “Let me see, sure you do babe, look at where my hand is when I measure you against the wall.” I cheated a little, and she just started laughing and knew I was totally joking with her.

    She is ADORABLE! Asked me if Rangers are on tonight. She is the best.

  8. Nasty,

    happy bday to the little one!!

    Not sure where all the dubi hate is coming from. He hasn been the best player but far from playing like an ahl’er.

    Grachev and sauer seem to be Hartford bound and I think so far that fedatenko is outplaying mza for a spot. Still a battle for the 7th d spot but I don’t see xlb getting it. My guess would be semenov gets that spot. I’m happy and optimistic with the three preseason games.

  9. Blue Seat Horror on

    CT, that is awesome stuff.

    The play’s the thing wherein we’ll see the heart of Redden, wot?

  10. >>so he’s just dogging it knowing he’s a lock – great

    So, which do you think is more important for Dubinsky to prove himself, pre-season or regular season?

  11. Getting season tickets… can someone tell me which sections are closer to the offensive zone in the first and third periods?

  12. Jason,

    The end of the arena with Sections 128-233 and then 101-204 are at the end of the ice where the Rangers defend twice, so try for the other end.

  13. Per NYRangers Twitter: 5 players assigned to Hartford: Chad Johnson, Wade Redden, Evgeny Grachev, Dale Weises & Mats Zuccarello.

  14. JBytes – What has Dubinsky actually proved in the last 2 years? Do you see Callahan dogging it while he’s out there blocking shots and risking injury? I’m afraid Dubinsky is not as good as we all hoped. He’s showing no reason to not expect another year of blah from him. Should we predict what juncture of the season this season’s 25 game goal drought will be in? I hate to be down on him but he gives no reason to expect anything different.

  15. Gift of GAB-orik on

    16 Forwards still in camp:


    Who gets cut and who gets Prucha’d??

  16. >>per Brooks Twitter,
    >>Semenov and Exelby released.

    That’s good news for Valentenko. I love that move!

  17. CT Ranger

    Ahh, but yon Julius is still dead, and his bones are in Hartford, alive to some, but dead to his former compatriots.
    And his killer still reigns supreme, with or without a brain.
    Nice job or transposition…I enjoyed it.

    As for the kid you call mza, he reminds me a bit of Fleury
    ( without the musculature), but his style rings a bell of remembrance. Hartford is without doubt where he belongs as of now. I was surprised that Sauer didn’t get a better shot, he was impressive every time on the ice. If they keep Rozy in favor of him then we will know that there are no brain cells active in the upper echelon of this club.

    As to the others you mention, without the play by play, there was no way for the viewer to ID the new Rangers on ice. If one happened to espy their names on the shirts,but the cameras were all over the place and nothing but jabber from the broadcast windmills. Someone with a sense of responsibility to the viewing fan,take a note to the powers that be, or Fischler for that matter, and explain our plight, and their decrepit system of ( ahem) play by play)…..(I can scarcely write those words down with a straight face.)

  18. I’m not a Ranger fan who likes redden at all…im glad he’s gone and is he a bust or just an overpriced avg defensemen? Anyway, Carp you actually got me feeling bad for Wade. NHL or $ Wade, you choose…getting $18 mil in thenext 4 years or get $4-5mil, obviousl any of us would pee ourselves to make a million or two in a year, but that is a big difference and he did just have a baby. He may be forced to play in the AHL or Europe if he wants to play hockey and his family dictates that he makes the big $. I’d just join a local beer league and be the highest paid beer league player in beer league history, visit MSG with a huge gut, beard, and boo Sather.

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