Ottawa's Wade Redden's Staying Put...For Now

Mike DoyonCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2008

Well, that's disappointing. The weak, overpaid and non-tradable defenseman known as Wade Redden told Sens' GM, Bryan Murray that he wants to remain in Ottawa and is still committed to winning a Cup in the capital.

Then play like it, Wade!

According to TSN, the San Jose Sharks have been inquiring as to whether or not he'd wave his no-trade clause and be part of a deal that would likely see Patrick Marleau come to Ottawa.

I'd like to see him go. Especially if Murray could bring in a top-six forward.

Forget the fact that his position is "defense," because he sure doesn't know how to play it very well. He's weak in the corners, in front of the net and continuously gets burned by quick forwards that know he can't pivot fast enough.

All that being said, other teams still want him! They would be on the hook for a fraction of his $6.5 million he makes this year and he's unrestricted at the end of the year.

Even if the Sens win the Stanley Cup, I would think Murray would be reluctant to sign him to another expensive multi-year deal.

But who knows?  Maybe Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk could entice ol' Wade to sign for less. Or, he may tell him to take a hike.

We shall see.

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