Bruce Garroich, of the Ottawa Sun, is reporting that the time may have finally come for Wade Redden.
He is reporting that there is talk that the Rangers could finally send the disappointing defenseman to Hartford:
There has been talk the Rangers are going to place D…Well wouldn’t this be nice.
Wade Redden on waivers and then send him to the their AHL affiliate in
Hartford. There is nothing to stop the Rangers from doing that because
Redden has a limited no-trade clause, but he doesn’t have a restrictive
no-movement clause. Signed to a six-year, $39-million deal on July 1,
2007, the Rangers have tried to deal Redden, but haven’t been able to
find any takers. Even if New York GM Glen Sather did want to deal
Redden, he’d have to get a list from the defenceman of eight teams
where he doesn’t want to go.
Garroich has a bit of a hit or miss resume when it comes to this
stuff, lets just say, this isn’t Darren Dreger reporting something like
The thing is, I am sure that there has been talk of the Rangers
doing this, probably from people within the organization but it just
doesn’t seem likely. It’s that this could be someone from another team
speaking to Garroich, with no real inside info from the Rangers, who
tells him that the team may do this. Garroich then writes it, and it
gets talked about as if its fact. Again, its more than probable that
this has been discussed, but reading between the lines, there is
nothing concrete to take from it. For all we know, that talk has been
between me and you in email or the comments section. I don’t mean to
rope Garroich into the category of a certain hockey blogger, but don’t
go running to the bank with this info.
Then again, this would be a big move for the Rangers