In the NY Daily News, Jesse Spector spoke to exiled defenseman Wade Redden who said that money isn’t the most important thing and that refusing an assignment back to Hartford, which would give the Rangers a choice to void his contract, is an option.
Redden also spoke of his other options which include returning to Hartford or being loaded to Europe.
…I think this will happen but as Redden says in the article, it is a lot of money to walk away from. He has made half the money on his contract and that is more than enough for him to live on and if he were to do this, I think he could sign for $1-2 million somewhere else. The biggest reason I think this will happen is because of Redden’s newborn daughter. Going to Europe doesn’t seem ideal with that situation.