Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 1/18/13
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.         The New York Islanders would make sense as a possible destination for Wade Redden. He was drafted by the Islanders 2nd overall in 1995. Signing with them would not require him to move his family. And, as professionally and amicably as I can put this, the Islanders' current group of defensemen are very poor. As such, they are one of few teams for whom adding Redden might actually be an upgrade. Nonetheless, aside from a veteran presence Redden brings very little to the table at this stage of his career. While he was a decent, albeit massively overpaid player his first couple of seasons with the Rangers, his ability has dropped off significantly the last few years to the point that his (lack of) ability AS WELL as his contract justified him being in the AHL. In fact, Redden was a healthy scratch for the Whale on a number of occasions last season.  It's hard to imagine how Redden's image and bio information ended up on the Islanders' website without a signing inevitable; though much stranger things have certainly happened. So while this very well just be a glitch or some sort of mistake, Rangers fans can only hope that this is a sign of things to come. 
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