Browsing: Wade Redden

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194 Avs-Rangers in review

If this is Life without Gaborik, the Rangers are in trouble. As I wrote in my column in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today, I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. But they’ve got to be better than that. And they should be better than that. 1) If you…

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190 Leaves-Rangers in review

Watched some of Rangers Encore when I got home at 1:30 a.m. I know, get a life. But it confirmed a few things for me. Some thoughts on Leaves-Rangers. 1) Toronto might actually be much improved this year. Is 4-0 a fluke? Maybe. Do I think the Leaves are a…

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43 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…

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520 It’s Go Time!

The first night of Life after Redden begins tonight with this forewarning from me: And I’ve said this about the captain, and I’ll say this about Michal Rozsival, and others. If the contract hadn’t been so obscene, we probably wouldn’t look at Wade Redden this way. If it wasn’t so…

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111 About the defense

What we know: That it wasn’t nearly good enough last year. That, while defense must be played by all six players on the ice in order for it to be successful, each pair of defensemen must be better. That John Tortorella doesn’t seem to like having an extra defenseman around.…

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172 Dreamers

Got this from MSG last night. A bunch of kids from Garden of Dreams were painting the ice at the Garden, with Rod Gilbert (the real one, the legend). They painted this message along the blue line: —————————————— Twenty-two days until the Opener. 22: Mike Gartner. Nick Fotiu. 22: Emmitt…

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158 Here’s Wade Redden

Everybody knows Wade Redden’s situation. He had a tough exit interview with John Tortorella last spring, and his contract is the obvious one that can be dumped to Hartford in order to get the Rangers under the salary cap before the season. I asked Redden how he can keep the…