New York Rangers Have Big Decisions To Make As Waiver Wire Begins

Nick PerriAnalyst ISeptember 25, 2010

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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For those who do not already know, the NHL will be re-opening the waiver wire today.

So what does this mean for the Rangers?

In the summer of 2008, the New York Rangers signed defenseman Wade Redden to a ludicrous six-year deal for $6.5 million.

Since that signing, Rangers fans have been longing for general manager Glen Sather to dump the contract and send Redden to the AHL. The big question this whole summer has been whether or not the Rangers will actually waive Wade Redden. With the waiver wire re-opening today, the Rangers will have a big decision to make...

Will they waive Wade Redden?

This question should be answered soon enough for Rangers fans around the world, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but by the end of camp we will know the whereabouts of Wade Redden.

The reason it may not happen today, for anyone wondering, is because John Tortorella has already announced that every player on the training camp roster will have an equal opportunity to make the team.

With the Rangers playing two preseason games this weekend, Wade Redden may get a chance to prove he belongs in the NHL. It is believed he will play tonight in New Jersey, and if he does it will definitely be his final tryout to prove to Glen Sather, John Tortorella, and the New York Rangers fans that he belongs in the NHL.

Note: Continuously check back for any updates or news that may occur regarding Wade Redden.

Also Note: The Rangers will be playing their second preseason game of the 2010-11 season tonight against the New Jersey Devils. I will be attending this game, so any postgame write-up may not be up until late tonight or tomorrow morning.

Here's a link to the Wade Redden breaking news: