HOCKEY — 16 January 2013

Following the news of Wade Redden‘s contract buyout from the New York Rangers, there has been speculation from different media sources of his next possible destination. Many have speculated that GM Bryan Murray and the Ottawa Senators organization, may acquire his services as it is well known that the Senators are short on defense and are looking to acquire a veteran defenseman. Redden spent his first 11 seasons in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and was a key contributor in the organization’s resurgence back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After an abysmal 2007-08 season which included an eventful contract dispute with Bryan Murray, Redden was eventually traded in July 2008 to the Rangers organization where he played two full seasons before being sent down to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Even if Redden is not picked up by the Senators organization, the need for defensemen has increased; thus potentially making someone like Wade Redden a hot commodity.


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