Found January 14, 2013 on Puck Drunk Love:
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If you were to ask people who they felt would be the first two amnesty buyouts under the NHL's new CBA, they probably would have said Wade Redden and Scott Gomez. Apparently lots of folks have ESP, or at the very least have been alive and conscious the past couple of years, because who will be the first two guys bought out? Why, Redden and Gomez, of course! Redden came first. His huge contract has been buried in the AHL for the past couple of seasons. The Rangers obviously wanted to right a mistake, and didn't want to own up to the $6.5 million cap hit that Redden had so foolishly been signed to. Redden isn't a terrible defenseman, but he was overvalued when he was signed by the Rangers in 2008. A couple of seasons that weren't terrible, but that also weren't worth his salary, and Redden found himself with the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, getting paid large sums of money to play AHL hockey. Redden isn't an AHL defenseman; he's an ok second pair...
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