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Hello and Hopefully Goodbye To Wade Redden

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 11:  Wade Redden #6 of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 11, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Rangers 2-1 after a shootout. The victory clinched a playoff berth for Philadelphia.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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New York Hockey DailyContributor IApril 24, 2010

Hello readers!  My name is Frank Cavoli Jr. and I’m the newest writer of Broadway Hockey Daily .  First I would like to say I’m absolutely thrilled to join Rob and Eric to bring YOU the best coverage of Rangers hockey possible and that Blueshirt Dirt will continue to operate in a non-Rangers capacity…check out the site to find out how.  Second…well…it’s my first post…and it’s about my favorite player (insert sarcasm here) Wade Redden!

It’s no secret…Wade Redden had a terrible year.  Two goals and 12 assists.  That’s about $425,000 for each point.  Was it worth it?  Absolutely not.  So what can we do about him?  Buy out his huge contract, trade him, dump him in Hartford, or God forbid…let him play on the Rangers again next season?

I say we dump him in Hartford.   Here is why…one…his NHL experience is good for the young players in Hartford…two…he’s not eating up cap space we can use for NHL caliber players…and three…he won’t be wearing a Rangers jersey.  That means we won’t have to watch “The Blue Line Monster” grab his ankle every game.

Any of the other options are not options.  Why bother buying out the contact and wasting the money?  There’s enough money being wasted.  Why trade him?  What could we possibly get in return?  Maybe a roast beef sandwich and a book of matches.  No good.  The Rangers need to improve and sending him to Hartford is the only option that makes sense.

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