Rangers’ legal salary-cap circumvention

From NYTimes.com

Scotty Bowman greeted a friend as he stepped from a limo early Saturday
afternoon in New Rochelle, ready to head into an autographing session at
Iona College. Stopping for a brief chat, the first thing the Hall of
Fame coach said after exchanging hellos was, “How about the Rangers
putting Wade Redden on waivers?”

Redden’s fate became the talk of the hockey world (at least for a
moment, since there was nothing new to say about Carey Price) when the Rangers made
it official Saturday morning
that the greatly diminished former
All-Star no longer fit the Rangers’ plans — which assumes that General
Manager Glen Sather actually had a plan when he signed Redden to a
six-year $39 million free agent contract two years ago.

“I told him at the end of last year that if he didn’t have a great camp
this was going to happen,” Sather said of Redden, who cleared waivers
today. And with inexpensive youngsters on the Rangers’ blue line like
Michael Del Zotto, who had four points
including the game-winning goal Saturday
against the Devils in the
role that Redden should have been playing, that bloated contract with
$23 million remaining became a luxury the Rangers could afford to eat.

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  1. Hobie Hansen says:

    Everybody knows that Glen Sather is a complete buffoon who just happened to coach the greatest collection of players to ever land in someone’s lap. I’ll be surprised if he lasts the entire season in New York. Then again, I’ve been surprised he’s had a job in hockey for the last ten years now.  

  2. The Cat says:

    I dont know who drafted him but that Del Zoto kid is gonna be good.


    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  3. SeriousFan09 says:

    I don’t know about that, managing to make the only 1st round pick in the 2003 draft where the guy chosen didn’t play an NHL game must mean something.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  4. Exit716 says:

    Sather hasn’t done anything of significance in 20 years as a GM, yet he keeps his job.

  5. nunacanadien says:

    You know your team is in trouble when the fans start comparing the trades of your GM to that of Sather……

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