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Less than 24 hours after the Rangers completed buying out Wade Redden, the veteran defender landed in St. Louis on a one-year, $800,000 deal. The buyout officially ended Redden’s tenure with the Rangers organization, and it’s nice to see him get picked up somewhere so fast.
Wade never fit in New York. Never mind the contract, his skill set just didn’t match the Rangers need from their defensemen system-wise. Still, unlike other players who were sent down to the Whale, Redden took it like a pro and made the best of a tough situation.
As for St Louis, they’ve added an experienced, steady, 3rd pairing defensemen. He’ll no doubt help their young and upcoming blueline mature. Most importantly, he’ll be doing it at an appropriate price point.
Good luck Wade. See you in June.
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Update 1/17/13: Redden has cleared waivers. The Rangers will buy him out before the season starts on Saturday.
Original Post: As expected, the Rangers have placed Wade Redden on waivers, per Pierre LeBrun. This is step one in using their first amnesty buyout on the defenseman. Redden is expected to clear tomorrow, and will promptly be bought out by the Rangers.
The New York Rangers are buying out the final two seasons of disappointing defenseman Wade Redden's contract.
The Rangers made the move Thursday, one day after placing Redden on waivers. Now the 35-year-old Redden is an unrestricted free agent.
Redden has spent the past two seasons with Connecticut of the AHL after notching five goals and 35 assists in 156 regular-season games...
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has bought out the contract of defenseman Wade Redden. Redden, 35, registered five goals and 35 assists for 40 points, along with 78 penalty minutes in 156 regular season games over two seasons with the Rangers. In addition, Redden tallied two [...]
The New York Rangers announced yesterday that they have bought out Wade Redden. The Rangers will still be charged Redden's $5.6 million cap hit this season.
Redden is now a UFA and can sign with any team.
Multiple teams considering options on both. LA, STL, TOR, FLA among those kicking tires on Redden, ANA and CAR among those considering Gomez
— Bob McKenzie ...
Defenseman Wade Redden agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Earlier this week, Redden was waived and had his contract bought out by the New York Rangers. "Wade is a solid two-way defenseman," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core...
The New York Islanders have already spent the last week or so adding everyone else's scrap bits, claiming three players off of waivers with Tim Conolly being reported as a fourth. With Wade Redden having officially been bought out by the Rangers, he is free to negotiate - and sign - with other NHL teams. And a very curious addition has been made to the Islanders official website...
Days after being waived and bought out by the New York Rangers, defenseman Wade Redden has found a new home in the National Hockey League. Redden agreed to a deal Friday with the St. Louis Blues, a one-year, $800,000 contract. "Wade is a solid two-way defenseman," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement released by the team. "We believe his experience...
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."...
Will make this blog a short one and hope to get a season preview up before tomorrow's game, real life/work permitting.
In a move that surprised no one, Wade Redden passed through waivers and was bought out. The end result of that move is that the Rangers have an additional $5.6 million in dead cap space to go along with the $1.6 million from Chris Drury's buyout...
The Detroit Red Wings, fresh off an offseason which saw the team lose two steady defenders in Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart, might have identified the blue line as their biggest area of need for an upgrade quickly this season.
In recent months, flashy back end names such as Keith Yandle, Jay Bouwmeester and Zach Bogosian have come up in rumors. Each one of those defenders, however...
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Really smart pickup by Armstrong and Hitchcock....more to come.
Hi...Short blog for today. Sorry.
I have a valid excuse. I got carried away with fantasy hockey leagues tonight. It got so bad that my wife, in protest, started playing Whitney Houston songs really, really loud to punish me for the six-hours straight of drafting. Celine Dion; Whitney Houston; Mariah Carey - I hate that type of "music". A bunch of screaming for no reason...
Update, 1:10 p.m.:
Portzline adds that Erixon was sent back to Columbus' AHL club.
...ok, not as big of a deal. I thought they completely cut him lose. I'm sure Columbus is still disappointed he couldn't make big club.
#CBJ cuts are C Boone Jenner and D Tim Erixon.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) January 17, 2013
As I was working on my 2013 Blues Preview on Tuesday, I noticed that there was sudden chatter over an agreement between the NHL and NHLPA regarding compliance buyouts and the situations involving Wade Redden and Scott Gomez. Instead of both guys being sent home for the season but getting paid in full so that their respective teams could buy them out at seasonâs end, now both...