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12:32PM: In the Detroit Free Press, via KK, Helene St. James writes that the Red Wings have discussed the idea of bringing in Wade Redden.

Tom Renney is part of the Red Wings staff and he coached Redden with the Rangers in 2008-09 before being fired.

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3:30PM: Elliotte Friedman writes that one benefit to the Rangers for using their buyout now is that it opens up a spot on their reserve/50 contract list.

3:27PM: Brooks says that Boston, Toronto, Florida and Ottawa have expressed some interest in Redden

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10:21AM: Katie Strang tweets that Bill Daly says that the Rangers have been advised they are within their rights to prohibit Wade Redden from playing in the minors this season.

9:27PM: At ESPN.com, Pierre LeBrun writes that the NHL and NHLPA are looking into a solution where both Redden and Gomez can continue their career, but come off the Rangers and Habs salary caps.

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2:47PM Larry Brooks tweets "Told that Gomez was shocked by Montreal decision to send him home with pay..."

11:47AM Bob McKenzie tweets "Scott Gomez was personally informed by MTL GM Marc Bergevin this morning at 7:30 am ET that Gomez's services no longer required iin MTL."

Scott Gomez has been told by Montreal not to report this season.

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8:10PM: Brooks says that the Rangers would only be willing to absorb part of the cap hit for THIS season and not next. He is unsure if that is allowed in the CBA.

8:06PM: Brooks says that the Rangers are willing to retain some portion of Redden's cap to make a trade but won't add in any prospects to sweeten the offer.

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8:04PM: Chad Kolarik of the Whale tweeted that he wants Redden to be sent to Hartford and join the Whale.

7:59PM: At TSN, Bob McKenzie says that the Rangers have three options for what to do with Wade Redden since he is a player that is "not remotely part of John Tortorella's plan."

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12:47PM: Craig Custance tweets that the Rangers are meeting with Wade Redden's agents today to help try and clarify his future.

12:28PM: According to Cap Geek, based on some new rules in the CBA, the Rangers will be charged with a cap hit of $5.6 million for Wade Redden even if he accepts a demotion to the Whale.

With Redden on the cap and without Michael Del Zotto signed, Cap Geek has the Rangers with $5.34 million in available cap space for this season.

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At ESPN.com, Craig Custance goes team by team and lists out the most likely candidate for each team to use their compliance buyout on.

Custance only thinks of seven candidates that could be cut but only lists two as "extremely likely." Those players are Wade Redden and Scott Gomez.

Custance lists no other possible candidates for the Rangers to use the amnesty on and says that Redden needs to go to make room for the contracts of Michael Del Zotto, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh.

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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that with some of the new rules and regulations that the NHL is proposing for the CBA will have big impact on how the Rangers construct their team.

Wade Redden's cap hit will stay with the team even if he is sent to the minors, which is all but certain to happen unless he is claimed on waivers, and will leave them around $5 million or so in the transitional cap to fill out the rest of the team.

Redden's cap hit will be $5.85 million, instead of $6.5 million, because the league proposal asks for? the cap hit to be the difference between the players cap hit and the proposed minimum salary of $625,000.

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At CBC, Elliotte Friedman writes that if allowed the Rangers have all but guaranteed that they will use a buyout on Wade Redden.

Friedman says that it is hard to get a read on what will happen with amnesty buyouts but says that Gary Bettman is reportedly against doing anything that doesn't count against the salary cap.

He does say that there appears to be some interest in Redden and some teams think he can be a good value at a low salary number.

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Part of the NHL's proposal included a clause that when explained, states "We are proposing that the salaries of minor league Players on NHL contracts (above a threshold of $105,000) be counted against a Club's Cap. This provision is intended to prevent Clubs from "stashing" or assigning players to the minors (or any other professional league) for "Cap management" purposes. We are not proposing that any salary paid to minor league Players on NHL contracts be counted against the Players' Share."

At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance writes about how that rule, named by many as the Wade Redden rule, would impact the Rangers who would need to carry Redden's cap hit on their roster for the final two years of his contract.

The NHL offer provides teams one year to transition to a lower salary cap so Redden could be on the Rangers roster this year, the Rangers are currently at $62 million and still need to sign Michael Del Zotto.

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In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch writes that Wade Redden, who hasn't been a Ranger in two seasons, will be impacted by the lockout.

Garrioch writes "The New York Rangers defenceman, assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Hartford in September 2010, is expected to be among those players blocked from going to training camp when the lockout takes effect Saturday at 11:59 p.m."

He adds "It'll be a money-saving move by the Rangers. Redden, 35, is scheduled to make $5 million this season with a salary-cap hit of $6.5 million on a deal that doesn't expire until the end of the 2013-14 season."

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According to Tim Wharnsby on Hockey Night in Canada, two teams looked into the idea of bringing in Wade Redden on re-entry waivers this season.

Wharnsby noted that Redden won't get paid next season if there is a lockout, but he and Elliotte Friedman say that the next CBA may have a clause in it that prevents players like Redden from being sent to the minors.

If, like there was in 2005, an amnesty clause where teams can buy out a player without salary cap ramifications, Redden is likely to be the Rangers choice.

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Bob McKenzie tweets that Wade Redden has been placed on waivers.

Redden was not invited t0 the Rangers training camp and instead was reporting to Hartford.

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According to Arthur Staple in Newsday, Wade Redden plans to attend the Rangers training camp in September.

He spent all last season in Hartford with the Wolfpack/Whale after being sent down in September. He had a tremendous mustache there. More on Redden after he was sent down, here.

Redden still has three more seasons left on his contract worth $6.5 million per season.

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?I?ve kind of put my options on hold until after the season, but money isn?t an issue,? said Redden, who has played for Canada internationally seven times, winning two gold medals in the World Cups and one in the World Cup of Hockey. ?My focus now is to play well here because that?s the only thing under my control. I do feel more comfortable, and every shift this time of year is important. You have to play hard all the time, especially with our playoff lives on the line. You want to go out and play hard and play well.?
Redden to Bruce Berlet at Howlings

If money isn't an option for Redden, then I feel like he will void his contract and try to find another NHL job. It sounds crazy to think that he will walk away from that much money, but it's his last chance to try and play in the NHL. He has already made a lot of money in his career, so if he wants to try and play in the NHL again, he can take the chance.

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?He?s a great guy, a great player for that team down there,? McDonagh said. ?He?s toward the end of his career and to go through what he did, he could have a different attitude. But he has an incredible attitude, staying out late on the ice. I ask him a lot of questions. He?s probably sick of me. He?s helped me a lot. A lot of mental things, too.?
McDonagh to Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants

...Hopefully he can help Michael Del Zotto out as well. But this is great to hear on Redden. It will be interesting to see what happens with him for next season. I think it's close between working out a deal to play in Europe or not reporting to the Rangers, leaving the money on the table and taking a shot at returning to the NHL for less money. He has a young child now and that could play into the decision

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In the New York Post, Larry Brooks takes aim at recently waived Wade Redden and puts the blame entirely on him for the situation he is in:

No one expected Redden to be a $6.5 million defenseman just because that's how much Glen Sather decided to pay him. That would have been unreasonable. But it was more than reasonable for people to expect Redden to at least be a capable NHL defenseman. It was more than reasonable for people to expect Redden to play with some degree of passion.
...I argued for the longest time that if Redden made half the money he did, he wouldn't be that much of a problem. He would still be overpaid by probably a million or tow for what he did on the ice, but he wouldn't have had the same affect. Some people agreed, others didn't, but even at half his salary, as Brooks alludes to, he probably would have been sent to Hartford because of his play.

It's over though, Redden won't be a Ranger again and the team has put one of its biggest all-time mistakes behind them.

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